Outplacement Lessons From Angry Birds

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches CouncilCOUNCIL POST | Paid Program Leadership POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. Could angry birds help you overcome the negative impact of a nasty employee breakup? Just as in one of the world’s most popular game apps, Angry …

Leadership Kryptonite And How To Avoid It

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils MemberForbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Paid ProgramLeadership POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. When you first became a leader, did you realize that your success, failure and progress would be based on the same fictional substance that plagued Superman? Imagine …

David Vs. Goliath: Three Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Amazon

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Paid Program POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. It may not be business popular to lead with a biblical story, but to beat Amazon, it will take near-biblical proportions and certainly monumental courage or …

How Companies Are Missing It On LinkedIn

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Paid Program POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. Until further notice, in my opinion, LinkedIn remains the top place for top talent to interact with the business marketplace. It doesn’t mean LinkedIn should be …

Three Ways To Defeat The Resume-Reading Bots

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. It would be nice to believe your submitted resume would really be read closely by a caring human resources manager or hiring manager after you painstakingly submitted it. However, with …

The Interview Twilight Zone: How To Prepare For Scenarios You’re Not Expecting

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. I recently had a conversation with a client who didn’t feel he needed in-depth interview coaching because he “had read all the books about interviewing and interviewed about a thousand people in my time.” …

11 Good Reasons To Go Back To School For A Career Change

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Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. Today, many skills can be learned through experience at a job, in an internship or even through online research and tutorials. However, there are some lessons you can only learn through formal education. Going …

How To Respond To A Layoff Notice

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POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. Dear John,  Due to the change in business and a consolidation of Our Company with Their Company USA, a business decision has been made to reduce staffing levels. Your position will be eliminated effective on June 1, 2019.  …

Three Reasons Why Veterans Are A Valuable Addition To Your Workforce

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Council Forbes Coaches Council CommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. I joined the United States Army through my college’s ROTC program as an officer many years ago. Since that time, I have been able to serve many, many people in …

14 Hallmarks Of Successful Business Team-Building Activities

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POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. As a manager, simply telling your employees what to do is not enough. If you want to access their full potential, it’s crucial that you get to know them—and that they get to know each other. Team …