Archive for the ‘Thinking Forward’ Category

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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Learning to Listen During Career Transitions Posted on
April 27, 2015 by

Learning to Listen During Career Change

Have you ever said to someone I hear you when someone is really asking you to listen? I have. There is a big difference between hearing someone and listening. In 24 years of counseling people in career transition and career direction, listening matters most. Listening to the right people, the encouraging people and listening to […]

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Successful Work-Life Balance Posted on
April 01, 2015 by

Do You Have A Successful Work-Life Balance?

What’s the good news? Simply put Jeff Davidson outlines a number of fundamental steps to find out if you have a work-life balance in one of our latest podcasts entitled – Personal Balance Identifiers (to hear the podcast click here). Most of us think we have a work life balance but most of us don’t. […]

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Corporate training and speaking opportunities in Raleigh NC Posted on
May 07, 2014 by

A Networking Rock Star Speaks (and You Can Be One Too)

Remember to bring a business mindset to every networking event. Ms. Haney Woods: I treat networking like I do an interview. I research who will be at a meeting, what they might ask me and I dress as if I am interviewing with them for a job I really want. So in networking Kat suggests that you need to take the initiative. Always make the ask and don’t be scared to ask for what you want.

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Connect with the Right Staffing Firm Posted on
December 12, 2011 by

Do You Want to Love Your Job in 2012?

Employed? Unemployed? Underemployed? To progress in your career you must think differently then the average person. You don’t really have to love your job but you better be passionate about what you want in a job (whether you are looking for a new job or not). Evaluate your role at current organization. Evaluate your future […]

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May 24, 2011 by

Your Social Media Editorial Strategy

I would argue that those two are now blending and will continue to blend. By creating a more powerful purpose in your “social media’ regardless of platform you will be able to anticipate and be prepared for the future. The future to me looks like a blend. To be ready for that blend create a content and relevant editorial strategy to help define your future brand.

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February 22, 2011 by

Control the Aggregation of You

For all of these people we now take a mostly entrepreneurial approach to developing their career brand. Few people want or think they will stay with their existing company or organization for more than two or three years. Try to manage, maintain and direct the conversation of you that is going online.

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January 26, 2011 by

Firestarter – Asking Tough Questions Matter

How can asking tough questions in your field and work life benefit you? Who in your life has asked you the toughest questions? Who in your life has asked tough questions, really listened and used the information to help you? The people that do can help guide you and help you secure your future

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Posted on
June 16, 2010 by

Treat Phone Interviews Seriously (including IPhone Facetime and Skype Screening)

Suffice it to say people do miss many key points and steps that would make the phone interview and phone screening interview more productive: Key Research, Phone Base Setup with No Distractions, Questions to Ask the Interviewer, A Clear Follow Up Letter Strategy, Selected Behavioral Questions Readied and more. Other issues on phone screens that are coming to light now are Skype Interviews, Video Phone Screening and more. Phone screening now has a video element. Look out. It may not be here now to a great degree. Your industry may be next.

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April 12, 2010 by

Executive Job Search – Strategic Preparation

Executive job search and transition strategies mean that many job seekers need to change industries or progress in their current industry. Changing industries in particular requires both the executive and the company to recognize transferable skills. You also need to be willing to totally market those skills through a number of different mediums.

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