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  • A Career Portfolio Can Give You A Competitive Edge
    by Carole Kanchier - September 14, 2017
    Advance your career. Develop a career portfolio that demonstrates what you can offer a potential employer, business investor, or new client. Portfolios provide considerably more information than a cover letter and resume alone. Career portfolios use words and pictures, as well as an array of multi-media formats. A portfolio is limited only by one’s imagination. A portfolio includes work samples that show y...
  • Cultivating A Great Company Culture
    by Steve Farber - September 14, 2017
    It’s not surprising that an organization’s culture often is compared to a garden. After all, culture and cultivate share the same root word. The key to creating a great culture, then, is obvious: Cover it in manure, soak it with water, and pray for sunshine. OK, it’s probably better to plant the right seeds in the best soil, nurture the garden with love, and celebrate your fruits, vegetables, and blooms. Y...
  • 5 Important Soft Skills
    by Robin Schlinger - September 13, 2017
    “Soft skills” are people skills—they are always in high demand at every level of an organization. You may demonstrate your soft skills at every stage of your job search, from the first time you revise or write your resume to the final interview. What soft skills are companies looking for? Communication. One way to show that you are a good communicator is to make sure that your resume looks and sounds p...
  • Job Search Tactics: What to Do When Your White Crayon Needs New Batteries?
    by Lisa Rangel - September 13, 2017
    When my son was a toddler, I recall a time when he was coloring with a box of many crayons on a large white piece of construction paper - like one of those 128-crayon boxes. These expansive boxes of crayons made me giddy as a kid (I digress). There he was... Scribbling and drawing, creating his next refrigerator-bound masterpiece, when he looks up and says to me, 'Needs batteries' while holding up the white crayon. He...
  • Resume Impact - Executive Summary VS. Objective
    by Georgia Adamson - September 13, 2017
    Are you still clinging to the idea of starting your resume with an objective? You know the kind: “Position utilizing my extensive background in technology sales and marketing.” Or maybe: “Growth-oriented technical sales position in a well-established company.” Stop! Please! These are painful. I hate to tell you this, but you’ve just put your intended audience (potential employers) to sleep!...
  • 7 Excuses For Not Networking & How To Move Beyond Them
    by Beverly Jones - September 12, 2017
    You already know that, for most professionals, a broad, diverse social network is vital to career success. Career support is just one of the benefits that tend to flow to a person with many connections. The importance of being embedded in a vibrant network is so great that social scientists are studying how it impacts the uneven distribution of opportunity and wealth in our society. In their fascinating book, &...
  • Anyone Can Be a Recruiter, Right?
    by Kris Dunn - September 12, 2017
    It's a profession with limited barriers to entry and literally a million agency/corporate positions available. It's a profession where the hardest workers and the most entrepreneurial usually get the best results. It's a profession looked at with disdain by many candidates who are sick of hearing from members of said profession. SO - Anyone can be a recruiter, right? I bring this up for the following re...
  • Gender Bias at Work - Why Men Call Forceful Women 'Hysterical' And Try To Silence Them
    by Kathy Caprino - September 12, 2017
    As many around the world have now seen or heard, Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, was interrupted for the second time in a week by her male colleagues, and called “hysterical” for behavior that is clearly, undeniably not hysterical but forceful and assertive. As one who coaches and trains hundreds of mid- to senior-level professional women every year, I can assure you that this is not an isolated e...
  • Fall - New Beginnings
    by Carole Kanchier - September 11, 2017
    Fall, a season of transformations, may be the time to dare yourself to change, welcome new opportunities! Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, by Dr. Carole Kanchier, shows how to start the fall season with a positive mindset. Positive Mindset Questers with a positive mindset are open to experiencing new things in all areas of life. They believe we are continuously growing. They seek opportunities tor improve th...
  • The One Conversation That Can Instantly Improve Your Career
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 11, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. Do you generally prefer emailing, texting or talking on the phone? Do you love it when people write their whole message in the email subject line or does it make you cringe? How do you feel about voicemail? Emoticons? Infographics? What these types of questions reveal is commonly known as your “communication style,” that is, your preferences about how people ideal...