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  • Tips for Responding to Illegal or Inappropriate Job Interview Questions
    by Paul Freiberger - May 9, 2019
    As you might expect, not all interviewers have taken the time to parse the regulations that govern their behavior. Most of them have the obvious missteps under control, so you are unlikely to find interviewers asking direct questions about your racial identity or religious affiliation. That leaves plenty of room for job interview questions that are slightly more subtle but equally problematic. It may also be the case tha...
  • Extreme Leaders Listen Continously To Employees
    by Steve Farber - May 8, 2019
    If you’re a good leader, you probably encourage your employees to come to you with ideas, feedback and complaints. Plus, most modern companies have some chain of command set up to “listen” to workers, ranging from employee help lines, surveys and check-in meetings all the way up to extensive HR structures. But that’s not the kind of listening I’m talking about. I’m talking about walkin...
  • Today's Successful Leader Values Data, But Is Not Driven By It
    by Sara Canaday - May 7, 2019
    Every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This information has led to some tremendous breakthroughs with the potential to improve thousands of lives. As leaders, we also have mountains of data available to us—honestly, more than we can assimilate or make sense of. Yet huge decisions are made every day based solely on the numbers. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love numbers! But, in my years working wit...
  • Are You Stressed At Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 6, 2019
    Do you feel powerless about aspects of your job? Do you feel unappreciated? Overworked? Are you always tired, irritable? Do you lack enthusiasm? Think of quitting? If so, you may be experiencing job stress. Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a problem when you feel so overwhelmed by work demands that normal coping strategies don’t work. Studies report that anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of North...
  • Spring Clean Your Job Search
    by Debra Wheatman - May 3, 2019
    The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. The pollen is EVERYWHERE. You know what that means. It means it’s time to reevaluate what you’ve been doing with your job search and prune back the ineffective elements. Some things will need to be cut off completely and tossed into the career compost heap. You want to nurture the strategies and tactics that are effective and give them the most attention. Which o...
  • Delusions About Entitlement Will Not Lead You to a Job Offer
    by Sherri Edwards - May 2, 2019
    Throughout the news we can find reports of low unemployment and the availability of lots and lots of jobs. These statistics could lead you to believe that it is really easy to get a great job. In fact, you might believe it is so easy, you should sit back and wait until the right employer with the right opening knocks on your door. Right? No! (How do you think that is working for the people who actually believe it?) Can...
  • Curiosity: Let It Be Your Guide
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 1, 2019
    “I wonder…” Whenever I hear coaching clients start off a sentence with these two words, I feel heartened. It means wheels are turning…intuition is kicking in, and mobilization is in the offing. It means my clients are curious, and ready to move past what is safe…beyond the known. It signals that they’re ready to step out of their comfort zones. Curiosity does that. It’s the...
  • Who Moved Your Parachute? Job Search Advice from the Trenches
    by Paul Freiberger - April 30, 2019
    My conclusions about job search strategies come from years of experience with hiring managers, HR professionals, recruiters and from my own career changes: journalist to project manager to researcher to author to communications professional. They are conclusions drawn from years of helping applicants—at every level and in many different industries—make their way successfully through the hiring gauntlet. My fo...
  • Myths and Realities of Effective Career Decision Making
    by Carole Kanchier - April 29, 2019
    Have you ever noticed that chance happenings, unplanned events, often determine your life career decisions? A cancelled appointment, a spontaneous trip, are unplanned events that may lead to unexpected life career directions. A satisfying career is attained by making the most of new, unforeseen experiences, and creating your desired course. Below are common career decision making myths. To advance your career, challen...
  • The Problem with Problem-Solving Leaders
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - April 26, 2019
    Many employees long for leaders who can solve workplace problems—from flawed systems and procedures to inconsistent policies and managers. They want their leaders to see through the trees and attack forest-sized issues, with the discernment and authority to fix them one by one. While this sounds great on the surface, employees who report to problem-solving leaders cite challenges that dwarf the problems themselves....