Archive for the ‘Career Management’ Category

Networking Online Posted on
August 11, 2016 by

5 Ways to Discipline + Network Online

The word networking conjures up so many thoughts and words. What do you want on or off-line networking to do for you? How do you want to be perceived on the different networking mediums. Does this matter that much to you or are you a mild observer or a light or non-participant on Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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Loose Cannon Posted on
July 21, 2016 by

Did You Just Hire a Loose Cannon?

By David Snyder and John M. O’Connor The hiring process in one of the most delicate tasks that companies face. Employee turnover costs firms thousands of dollars every year, and making poor hiring decisions can be devastating. While it is critical that managers attempt to hire workers with exceptional character, it is equally important that […]

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Rethinking LinkedIN Posted on
July 18, 2016 by

3 Ways to Change Conventional LinkedIn Thinking

Conventional career coaching wisdom, advice columns and more seem to agree. The mindset for most professionals and many people advising folks who are in career transition is the more you do on LinkedIn the better. Just like most cliches that mindset contains some truth and it seems okay and kind of mild. This thought process […]

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Career Advice from Top Executives Posted on
May 20, 2016 by

#1 Career Advice from Power Executives

Would you like an edge on career and career advice from some powerful executives and entrepreneurs who are still in the hunt? Whether you are starting your career or well into it here are some highlights from some of those I call power executives and entrepreneurs. According to many reports and stories that I read […]

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Negotiation is a Brain Game Posted on
May 17, 2016 by

Negotiation is a Brain Game

Cheshire Parker Schneider and Bryan’s family law lawyer Jenny Bradley shared insights on mediation, negotiation techniques and working with high conflict people at the CareerPro Inc. Executive meeting. Bradley: “The human brain has three ‘layers’; a reptile brain, an Inside Out brain, a primate brain.” Citing her core education and training in psychology, each brain […]

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Manage-time-effectively-in-career-and-life Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Career Control & Marketing: Manage Time Effectively

How to Manage Time Effectively by Jeff Davidson and John M. O’Connor Many are motivated to achieve their goals and a large number already possess the requisite skills. However, the one thing everyone seems to say is that they don’t have enough time. Write an article? Prepare a speech? Do all of this while in […]

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How to Relate to Recruiters Posted on
February 18, 2016 by

How to Define, View and Relate to Recruiters

You may remember this from the 1946 film of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Cast me as George Bailey, and cast Mr. Potter as the executive recruiter. This is how I felt when I met with executive recruiters early in my career. (Potter’s office – daytime) CLOSE SHOT Potter is lighting a big cigar which he […]

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2016 Global Perspective Posted on
January 29, 2016 by

Career Planning: A 2016 Global Perspective on Business and Career

by John M. O’Connor and Sallyann Hulick Business and stock market fluctuations continue to be the order of the day. More than any other time in history, those fluctuations come from a global marketplace. So how do you navigate that marketplace for your business and even your own career plans? Today a successful business and […]

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How-Ronda-Rousey-Jon-Bones-Lost Posted on
December 08, 2015 by

How Ronda Rousey and Jon “Bones” Jones Lost (and How They Can Come Back)

Ronda Rousey lost her fight to a fit, able and motivated opponent Holly Holm on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Jon “Bones” Jones, the undefeated (in the octagon) but former UFC light heavyweight champion, lost a much more important bout out of the ring by doing drugs, causing an accident and becoming a felon. Both are […]

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Connect with the Right Staffing Firm Posted on
August 13, 2015 by

How to Connect with a Staffing Firm

Working with staffing companies, recruiters (both third party and company/organizational) can be intimidating. In a recent interview and discussion with one of our longtime networking friends I found some notes I thought would be helpful to our readers. Jeff Raxlin serves in an executive role with a leading recruiting company in North Carolina, Kelaca, and I posed a number of challenging questions to to find out some of what I call the insider secrets to networking with and building a relationship with recruiters. What you will see focus on Mr. Raxlin’s thoughts and my notes and thoughts on this issue of staffing and recruiter communications.

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