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  • 5 Signs You're Not Prepared for a Job Interview and How to Fix It
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 17, 2017
    Securing a coveted interview with a potential employer means you have passed the first test to getting your foot in the door with a new organization. Congratulations! While being asked to interview is an achievement in itself, now is the time to prepare to wow the interviewer(s) with your knowledge of the business, relevant experience, and ability to meld with the company’s corporate culture. The following are some signs...
  • The Job Interviewer Asks: How Do You Handle Stress and Pressure?
    by Paul Freiberger - January 17, 2017
    In any job interview, you’re bound to be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the workplace. It’s a reasonable question. No job is immune from stress, whether you’re a retail clerk trying to cope with an irate cu...
  • Uber: The Right HR Leader Depends On Your Company's Maturity...
    by Kris Dunn - January 17, 2017
    If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from now. Things change. New leaders come in, new strategies are developed and deployed. And if you're really lucky, your company experiences exponential growth that causes you to need a different type of HR leader. Uber fits that example, and they just had a trade out - an...
  • Demographic Shifts Make Succession Planning Mandatory
    by Alexandra Levit - January 13, 2017
    Succession planning means different things to different people, but it can be broadly defined as a process of developing high-potential employees to fill future strategic roles within the organization. Many organizations engage in succession planning activities informally or not at all, especially if they are small to medium-sized businesses. However, lacking an official succession plan opens up a company to substantial ris...
  • Four Resume Trends for 2017
    by Robin Schlinger - January 13, 2017
    In 2017, look out for the following resume trends in social media, content, soft skills, and contact information. Social Media: Social media has become more important than ever during a job search. While I have stated it before, let me repeat the five golden rules for social media use during a job search: Delete from Facebook, Twitter, or any other site those pictures and posts that show your nonprofessional side, inclu...
  • My 3 Words - 2017
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - January 13, 2017
    My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! (Wow!) Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, challenged me to participate in my first 3 words exercise in 2013. Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group’s originated the exer...
  • 5 Career Tips To Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 12, 2017
    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to advance your career in 2017? Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or a new position altogether, you can cultivate habits to help you stand out as you push your career to the next level – or just shine as a star performer right where you are. Try these simple tweaks to up your game and make 2017 your most successful year yet. REMIND YOURSELF WHAT YOU DO WELL...
  • Career Challenges: Do You Have The Heart of a Lion?
    by Georgia Adamson - January 12, 2017
    Sometimes it takes courage to move forward in the face of a career challenge. If you’re feeling some fear, that’s natural, but when it stops you in your tracks, finding a solution is not optional. What you need is to have the heart of a lion. I don’t know anyone who displays courage 100% of the time. I certainly don’t. My “heart of the lion” is often prowling around in the jungle somew...
  • The Four-Letter Word That Could Be Killing Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 12, 2017
    Admittedly, I am a career development wonk and love sharing articles, blogs and videos that have empowered me with new information that will help me thrive in life and career The following blog was originally posted on the businessolver blog by Kelley Butler. It really gave me gave me pause to consider how I communicate professionally and I hope it is equally impactful for you! Nineteen. That’s how many times, in a re...
  • 6 Tips in Building a Network to Power a Job Hunt
    by Linda Dobogai - January 11, 2017
    We have all heard about the power of networks in the job hunt, but too many people still fall back on using online applying as their central job search method. However, internal referrals and inside validation of candidates still often act as the catalyst to eliminate or minimize the competition. To reach this status, a strong network is needed, and it does not mean that we all need to be extroverts. Here are some basic tips t...