Career Development

Job Tools to Help You Make Better Job Choices – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

So you are unclear about what your next job should be. You’ve thought about your skills set perhaps and the job tools available to you, and maybe what you enjoy doing? But have you included your Values – what is important to you? At CCS, we often see people for career coaching who are a bit stuck. This is often because they have conflicting values. Consider Rena. Rena works for an organisation with 30,000 employees worldwide. She is the mother…

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The Greatest Gift to Give Workers This Year – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

By now, most people have heard of the Secret Santa.He’s the guy who passes out $100 bills to those in need. He often finds these folks at thrift stores, bargain aisles or anywhere else there is someone just trying to make ends meet. He knows they need some extra kindness at holiday time.This year, he recruited Milwaukee bus drivers to help him pass out the money. Why? Because these bus drivers have a reputation of helping others. He thought they…

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The ONE major thing blocking you from achieving major success in your career — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Since launching my free Career Breakthrough Coaching Sessions about a month and a half ago, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with dozens of women about their career journeys and goals. It’s been such an eye opening experience – both for me and for the women I’ve spoken with.What I’ve noticed is that although the women I’m speaking with have different goals and are at different places in their career, there are common blockers that run through each of their…

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Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Chip Conley, writing for his Wisdom Well blog, has a great idea for mastering anxiety. If you’ve ever laid awake at night, fretting over something that was going to happen (or was even vaguely possible), you’d give almost anything to make the anxiety go away.  Chip Conley presents a tool that might do just that. Conley writes: “Almost all anxiety can be traced to two sources: ambiguity and a perceived lack of influence. I’ve found when anxiety strikes, I create…

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Autumn is the best time to look for a job! – Career Angels Blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Autumn is the best time to look for a job, as everybody’s back from their summer distractions. If you are an experienced manager based in Europe, contact us for a confidential career consultation to make sure you are hitting your job hunting KPIs. Free of charge. Email your CV & availability to Bichl.Sandra@CareerAngels.eu who will match you with one of our more than 10 experienced consultants.Subject: Autumn If this doesn’t apply to you, but you think somebody could benefit from…

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How do you talk about a 7-year gap in employment? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

It starts with confidently owning that 7-year gap and having an interesting story to tell about it. Most people dream of being able to take that much time off from employment, so be proud that you were able to do it. I wrote an article about the power of a “gap year.” While your duration was much longer, my recommendations are the same. Taking a “Gap Year” will make you perform better If you want, skip to the bottom of the story and…

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Five Career Reflections To End This Year Strong And Get A Running Start On Next Year – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

career reflections At year-end, it’s fun and helpful to look back on the previous year – fun because you usually accomplish a lot more than the busyness of the year allows you to celebrate; and helpful because you can build on your recent success. How was your year? Are there any insights that can be helpful for next year? Here are five career reflections to help you end this year strong and get a running start on next year: 1…

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“National Able Network was the springboard for everything.” – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Daryl Parker was in full job search mode. He went to a job fair in an interview outfit, fully prepared and fully hoping to find his career destiny. “I was unemployed and my wife is retired, and we were struggling financially,” says Daryl. He was extremely motivated to get back into the workforce. At this job fair he met with a recruiter who thought Daryl could be the perfect candidate in the commercial driving industry. However, Daryl would need his…

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Listening to Your Work Environment – Marla Gottschalk – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Photo by Joshua Earle on UnsplashIn 2016, I first discussed the notion of an organization’s culture core. Reader response to that post — and the numerous discussions which followed — have fueled my interest in both individual and organizational core stability. Of late, I’ve been exploring a set of key concepts and contributing psychological constructs (for example, psychological contracts and psychological safety) that either build or work against a culture’s potential to provide needed stability. To orient you to that…

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Lawyers:Why You Need To Prepare a Business Plan, No Matter What – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

My colleague, Abby Gordon is back with another guest post. In this post, Abby shares why you need to prepare a business plan. Begin working on your 2020 business plan after reading Abby’s post. Start early: A persuasive business plan can make or break your next career move. Many lawyers do not think about crafting a business plan until they make partner at a firm. Starting this process sooner, even as a mid-level associate, will at worst be a superfluous…

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Introvert Whisperer / Should You Tell Your Employer About Mental Health Issues? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We have made some enormous strides in addressing the challenges which surround mental health. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health, and as a society we’re starting to understand the ramifications of this. There are campaigns that are geared toward encouraging an open dialogue and preventing the rise in suicide rates.   That said, it’s still difficult to argue against the fact that there remains a lot of stigma surrounding…

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Embrace Criticism — smart like how – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron and current inmate 29296-179 at a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama taught me a valuable life lesson.Readers under 30 may barely remember Enron, but when the company filed for Chapter 11 in December of  2001, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (since eclipsed by Lehman Brothers among others). The complexity of Enron’s accounting fraud made it a hard story to understand, but in a nutshell: the company’s profits were the result…

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“5 Ways to Fix Your Resume for the New Year” Career Webinar – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Hallie was honored to present her webinar, “5 Ways to Fix Your Resume for the New Year” to Emory University Alumni. To download the webinar presentation, click here. Additional ResourcesSample Creative ResumeSample Hybrid ResumeSample Cover LetterSample Resume Read our article, “An Easy Guide to Writing Your Resume with Substance.” To schedule a Free Career Strategy Session with Hallie directly to get assistance with this or other issues, go here. HallieCrawford.com is here to support you every step of the way along your career path. Take a look…

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How to Land Your Dream Job – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to know what’s out there to find your dream job.  In my experience, those who’ve found their dream jobs did so by being honest about what’s inside their hearts and minds.  They then made conscious choices to align their time with work they loved and the result was to position them in the right place at the right time to land their dream jobs.  It’s not magic, it’s a strategy of Soul Search,…

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How Do I Use My Resume to the Greatest Advantage? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

My name is Martin Buckland and I’m an executive career management practitioner. I manage the careers of the senior executives, those who aspire to be business leaders, executive MBAs, and mining practitioners.  I’m here to talk with you about resume distribution. You have lots of options. When your resume is complete, you can send it as a result of an advertisement. You can also send it to an executive recruiter. Both bring minimum return and won’t always give you instant…

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3 Ways to Modernize Your B2B Customer Service – Margaret Buj – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The stats are in. Ninety per cent of B2B industry leaders say that customer experience is a massive priority for them. You don’t need us to tell you that top-notch customer service plays a huge role in delivering a premium consumer experience. If you’re working in the B2B industry, you need to do everything possible to enhance the quality of your customer service. To help with that, we’re going to reveal three ways you can modernize your customer support. 1. Use a…

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Careercake Wins Best Employment Advice Website at the NORAs – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

15 Nov 2019 NEWS Talk to today’s learners in the way they want to be spoken to, about the topics they really care about and they’ll achieve incredible things Careercake has been awarded Best Employment Advice website at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs).     The NORAs is the only awards dedicated to the continual improvement and evolution of the candidate-experience. It recognised us as the winner within its category for its provision of authentic advice designed to help people take…

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Can mid-life career support unlock your largest untapped talent pool? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Helping create tomorrow’s agile and purposeful workplaces, through innovative technology and practice. by Laura Walker | posted 27.11.2019 Laura Walker, mid-life specialist, challenges organisations to recognise and support their largest untapped pool of talent. Stories of mid-lifers retiring early or coasting into retirement from 45 are long gone. Most us will have 15, 20, or 25 years of working left. Globally, populations are aging faster than ever and people are working longer – by choice or necessity. Many countries have…

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Personal Career Management Reading Office – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Personal Career Management continues to expand with the opening of a new office in Reading serving the Thames Valley area. Last night saw a fabulous launch event attended by local Senior HR professionals and Employment Lawyers. They enjoyed champagne, canapes and an inspiring talk by Paralympic medallist and former captain of Team GB at the Invictus Games, Dave Henson MBE who talked about ‘Dealing with unexpected career change”. Guests also enjoyed a talk by career expert Corinne Mills who spoke…

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The Best Planners for 2020 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Photo by Plush Design Studio from PexelsAs the new year approaches, it’s time to start making resolutions and goals. One great way to stay on track with your goals is by keeping a planner. Whether you want to make better grades or just be more organized, a planner makes the perfect companion for success. Although some planners are pricey, you can find a quality academic planner or daily planner for an affordable price. And they make good gifts for friends…

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4 Tips to Make Your Resume Better Than Ever – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Mapping out the perfect resume is easier said than done. There are tons of different ways to approach writing out your CV, and experts have a variety of opinions on what can make or break your application. The challenges behind a good resume are twofold: first, you have to be able to list out your relevant experiences and accomplishments, and second, you have to be able to stand out from the crowd. CareerBuilder found that over 42% of hiring managers…

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Story-Based Value Propositions with Kim Robb Baker (Video Master Class) – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Story-Based Value Propositions with Kim Robb Baker (Video Master Class) Recommend this post You can recommend this post to several users by putting 1 email on each line This is only a snippet of a Career Development, Self Improvement Article written by Laura DeCarlo Read Full Article

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Hey Dude, I Just Quit My Job!” “Wait, You Did WHAT???”  – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

People don’t just quit. Put another way, thoughtful people don’t just quit their jobs on the spur of the moment. They plan when to resign, how to resign and what to do after they resign. There is an art to resigning, and those who choose to ignore well-tested methods and safeguards do so at great peril. Many a job change has been ruined by what happens when an employee walks into his supervisor’s office and announces that he’s quitting. Resigning…

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It’s Lonely at the Top – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We’re going to miss talking to Lou… Not only a client, but a friend, she’s a high performer who just landed her dream job as a President of a rapidly growing creative firm in LA. And, in this FB LIVE, from Friday, she shares (candidly) how hard the search can be. As she said, “It’s lonely at the top.” Executives know this well, but it’s also a sentiment that holds true for most high performers when it comes to the job…

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Providing Engineering Career Growth Opportunities to Your Team Providing Engineering Career Growth Opportunities to Your Team – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode, we’re kicking off a series where we will be diving into the four key drivers of great engineering managers. I talk to Seth D. Scheilz, Professional Engineer at Black & Veatch in Kansas City, about the first of these four key drivers: providing your team members with engineering career growth opportunities. Seth tells us about the things that he has done to facilitate the growth of the teams…

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6 Ways for Student Job Seekers Say Thank You – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares × Every November, like clockwork, we’re always looking for ways to show gratitude in our lives. When your students are starting to… This is only a snippet of a Career Development, Self Improvement Article written…

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Tired of Hiring the Wrong People? Try Good&Co Pro – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The market for talent is always at an extreme high. Today, recruiters and hiring teams can’t afford to conduct sporadic hiring decisions or hire someone based on a gut feeling. After all, you want to ensure that you’re creating a robust talent pipeline and hiring candidates that are right for the long-term health of your organization. So, how can you alleviate the constant stress of building an engaged, skilled, and diverse pipeline without disrupting the candidate experience? Good&Co Pro is…

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Are you guilty of turning a blind eye to the biggest world of work issue?Viewpoint – careers advice blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

For the first time ever, there are now more people in the world over 65 years old than there are under five. More of us will live longer lives than our predecessors. As a consequence, more of us will be working to an older age than has traditionally been the norm before. This is our new reality, and it represents a monumental demographical shift – a shift that is going on before our very eyes. But, are we, as leaders, guilty…

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The Top Benefits of Online Training – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Technology has made it possible for us to watch, read, and learn almost anything from the comfort of our own home. With busy days, short nights, and limited downtime, it’s no surprise that industries that live on the internet have noticed a dramatic increase in revenue over the past few years. eLearning, training courses that are completed remote from a computer, is no exception to this trend. There are currently 6.7 million Americans enrolled in online courses, and according to…

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Simple Way To Apply For MNC Jobs During Off-campus – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

MNC Jobs is the dream goal for most students seeking to start their careers in India. MNC Jobs offer great salary & benefits, interesting job roles and an opportunity to work on world-class technologies and products while working in India. These jobs are also coveted because they offer the option of onsite opportunities at a later stage.Many MNCs recruit fresher graduates from campus, but there are many colleges in India where campus interviews don’t take place or run for a…

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