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  • Boost Your Career - Learn To Listen
    by Carole Kanchier - April 27, 2017
    Are you a good listener? Do others feel comfortable talking to you? Listening skills are crucial for personal and professional success. Unfortunately, studies suggest that about 25 percent of us listen efficiently. Ineffective listening affects productivity and morale. Faulty listening habits can alienate customers, damage relationships, and cause people to miss appointments and misinterpret suggestions. Managers, who...
  • How You Handle Career Setbacks Is What Makes You Unique
    by Lisa Rangel - April 27, 2017
    Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley Everyone thinks they are unique. Here are three examples of calls I had this past week with prospects: “I have a unique situation. My dream job appeared! I am interviewing in two days and I don’t have a resume – can you help me?” Answer: Yes, but you are not unique. I had one other call...
  • Some things never change: 1996 career advice that's still solid
    by Alexandra Levit - April 27, 2017
    In the summer of 1996 after my sophomore year of college, I started an internship at a nonprofit technology association in downtown Washington, D.C. Until that point, I’d only worked in retail and had no idea what to expect. I asked my father and a professor for advice. Remarkably, 20 years later much of that guidance still resonates. Doors open based on who you know In the late 90s, these were physical doors ra...
  • Consider What To Keep, Stop, and Start to Reinvigorate Life and Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 26, 2017
    Consider What To Keep, Stop, and Start to Reinvigorate Life and Career A friend shared recently that every seven years she goes through a change that impacts her life and career in new ways. She looks forward to the new lens through which she sees life and embraces the process of transition. The human body is constantly changing at a cellular level so the process of transformation runs deep within our very being. As a ca...
  • Everything Old Is New Again: The Ancient Business Strategy Every Modern Manager Needs
    by Lindsey Pollak - April 26, 2017
    Have you ever thought about how you learned to do your job? While there are new challenges every day, of course, there is also so much that you seem to just “know.” That proficiency not only inspires your clients and team to trust you, but it creates a self-confidence that boosts you to perform even better, day after day. But when you think back, it’s hard to remember how you figured out the ins and outs o...
  • Is Your Boss a Chief Critic Officer?
    by Marshall Goldsmith - April 26, 2017
    One of the bad habits that I talk about in my best-selling book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is “Passing judgment: the need to rate others and impose our standards on them.” Some of you may have a boss who does this, some of you may do this yourselves. Let’s analyze this bad habit. While, there’s nothing wrong with offering an opinion in the normal give and take of business discussions...
  • Asking for a Raise
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - April 25, 2017
    Timing can be a key factor when asking for a raise. Here are five excellent opportunities to ask for a raise. The first obvious opportunity is during your annual performance review, provided you have met or exceeded expectations. You should approach your yearly evaluation with the same preparation you would make when interviewing for a new job. In a sense, you are re-interviewing for your current position. Complete the p...
  • I'll Tell You, But Only Off The Record
    by Debra Wheatman - April 25, 2017
    If you have ever been through media training, one thing you come away with is the indisputable fact that nothing is ever “off the record.” You might request that it be, but that doesn’t mean that your audience, or your eavesdroppers, are compelled to comply with your wishes. “Off the record” has gone the way of the 3-martini lunch. We may not like it, but we have no choice but to deal with it....
  • Professional Resume Writing: Your Future Depends on It
    by Michelle Dumas - April 25, 2017
    You Consult a Professional for Everything Else in Your Life When you are sick, you go to the doctor. When it’s time to pay your taxes, you go to an accountant or tax service. When you need legal advice, you go to a lawyer. When your car breaks down, you bring it to an automotive technician. Professional resume writing? You may never have even thought of it. The biggest decision in your life is waiting,...
  • 7 Traits Of Inspiring Leadership That Uplifts Rather Than Destroys
    by Kathy Caprino - April 24, 2017
    In the leadership development work I do with mid- to high-level professionals, we begin by focusing on how to help each individual lead his or her own personal life in more positive and enlivening ways. You can’t lead anything well (including others, projects, growth, or organizational behavior) if you’re not honest, brave, emotionally self-aware and mentally healthy. After all, you’re a person when you show...