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  • 5 Business Innovations that are Here to Stay
    by Alexandra Levit - February 12, 2019
    As a futurist, I often get asked to predict the business trends that organizations can afford to ignore, because, while they generate a lot of buzz, they are also likely to fizzle out. On the other hand, we must also pay attention to business innovations that are gathering such rapid strength that adoption is now essential. Let's look at a few. Blockchain A blockchain is a data structure that builds a digital ledg...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
  • Self-Care: The Overlooked Job Search Technique - Part 1
    by Stacey Lane - February 8, 2019
    I talk a lot on this blog about specific things to do while job searching. (Have you updated your LinkedIn profile yet??) But there’s another aspect about the job hunt that is less talked about, though it’s getting more attention recently: self-care. If you’re looking for a new job, it’s a pretty safe bet that you are experiencing some changes in your life. Whatever the circumstance is, the challe...
  • What Have You Abandoned that You Need to Rediscover?
    by Steve Farber - February 7, 2019
    DON'T KILL YOUR DREAMS. As a responsible business person, I thought it was the right thing to do. I’m pleading guilty: in the one-pointed pursuit of my business endeavors, I killed off the most important passion of my youth. In visiting with entrepreneurs and other leaders, I’ve noticed a similar trend: Many have abandoned things they were passionate about in their earlier days in order to create wh...
  • How to Network to Find a Job in a Different City
    by Thea Kelley - February 6, 2019
    Want to move, but need a job first? Employers tend to be leery of hiring from out of the area, but networking has a way of opening doors. How can you network in a different city or state where you don’t know people? Job search networking begins at home(town). You may not know anyone in San Jose, Austin, or New York, but maybe you know people who do. Start with your friends. Ask them if they know anyone in your t...
  • The Real Story Behind Stretch Assignments
    by Alexandra Levit - February 5, 2019
    Stretch opportunities are all the rage in the workplace. But as popular as they are, it’s unclear why some people decide to accept a stretch assignment or role – and others step aside. It’s also unclear why women haven’t benefited from stretches as much as men. Selena Rezvani is Be Leaderly’s VP of consulting and research and a recognized speaker on women and leadership. She recently led Be...
  • Do You Have Control Over Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 4, 2019
    Do you take control of your own career? Or, do you wait for others to make your career decisions? How Autonomous Are You? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I often do things I don't want to do at work. 2. I accept responsibility for the work I do. 3. I'm usually self-reliant at work. 4. I perform tasks required in my job description. 5. I have little influence over things that happen to me at work. 6. I can us...
  • Mourning the Loss of Civility in the Workplace
    by Sherri Edwards - February 1, 2019
    It’s hard to put my finger on a specific time that basic civility started to decline. I suppose we could blame the changes in the use of courtesy on many things. Technology replacing the personal touch has been one excuse, but it seems to be more than that. Is it apathy or something else? In general, people appear to be overloaded, overwhelmed and overstimulated. If that is the case, are we really living in an age whe...
  • Essential Communication Skills for Leaders
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - January 31, 2019
    Leaders continue to assume greater responsibilities and pressures as markets and technologies call for increasingly faster commerce, responses and results. Information overload and business volatility have become the norm, requiring nimble management and staff interconnection. Leadership success depends on a most essential professional skill: strategic communication. Task completion and organizational achievement demand pe...
  • The Top 10 Resume Mistakes Costing You the Job
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 30, 2019
    I surveyed 200 professionals to find out what their biggest worry, frustration or challenge was with writing their resume. The number one answer: mistakes! Every single person was worried about making a resume mistake that would cost them the job. Some people were worried about spelling/grammar mistakes others about leaving out important information or not using the right wording. So to help you I put together this list...