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This post originally appeared on Careerealism By Deborah Shane “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” (Max De Pree) A little while back, I was very inspired by the people and presenters at our “Empowering Women in Leadership” event. We covered and discussed growing into your potential, influence vs. authority, leadership defined through personal, business and family, and the future of how women can grow into their leadership. The data and trends strongly point to women cont
This post originally appeared on Brazen Careerist By Eric Butts Have you ever asked someone to help with something at work, but when they delivered the results you wondered if they were even speaking the same language? Let me take a not-so-wild guess at how this scenario plays out for you: you like doing things yourself, but after working more than you should, you realize you just don’t have enough time in the day. As a result, you offer to give someone else in your department a chance to step up. Even if it’s against your better judgment, you delegate wor
This post originally appeared on Brazen Careerist By Kelly Gurnett Did you hear about how the White House is still using floppy disks? No, it’s not a joke (sadly enough). As reported in Business Insider earlier this month, the White House’s newest Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, faces several unique challenges when it comes to bringing the federal government’s technology in sync with 2015. Perhaps the most surprising task on her list is one we’re shocked to hear about: transitioning away from the use of floppy disks.
This post originally appeared on LifeHack By Dave Edwards Leaving behind the comfort and familiarity of a regular job and a reliable paycheck is a daunting prospect for many budding entrepreneurs. Indeed, the fear of becoming self-employed often scuppers many great, profitable ideas. Yes, there is no denying that being self-employed has its challenges and that not everyone has what it takes to grow a successful business. But if you feel that you have a great idea, are persistent, determined and resourceful, then being self-employed offers a potential lifestyle you’
This post originally appeared on Careerealism By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez With all the layoffs that have taken place over the last couple of years, it’s no wonder many of those who are still employed often feel stretched to the maximum of their productivity. It can be very demanding looking for another job when your current one is continually stressing you out. After all, when you get home from a long and frustrating day, the last thing you want to do is give any more thought to the world of work. Keys To A Successful Job Search Unfortunately, most ne
This post originally appeared on Careerealism By Ariella Coombs For many people, interviews are extremely nerve-wracking. What if you say the wrong thing? If you have a hard time remembering relevant examples to use during job interviews, I’ve got an interview hack for you: Create a Google Doc of examples you can showcase during an interview. Make sure to update this doc on a regular basis. Why is this helpful? Because, when you land an interview, you won’t have to worry about remembering all of those important accomplishments or
This post originally appeared on Careerealism By Don Goodman At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. But today, it’s a different story. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. The fact is, job boards have a 2-4% effectiveness rate whereas networking has over a 50% effectiveness rate.
This post originally appeared on Guardian Careers By The Guardian Professional If you need to prepare for an interview, check out our experts' advice on how to reply to 10 of the most frequent questions For even the most competent job hunter, interviews are tough. While research shows it's important to come across as professional, high-energy and confident what you say will also have a big effect on whether or not you get the job. Some interview questions come up time and time again so what's the best way to answer them? Take a look at our list of the 1
This post originally appeared on Brazen Careerist By Admin Business and HR blogs blew up recently over the news that several European countries have instituted bans and limits on after-hours work. In France, workers unions in the technology and consultancy sectors signed a legally binding labor agreement requiring workers to unplug from work calls and emails after 6 p.m. In Germany, the employment ministry cited a desire to prevent employee burn-out when they told managers to stop calling or emailing their staff after-hours except in the case of a true
This post originally appeared on Brazen Careerist By Lisa Rowan Whatever industry you’re in, the experience of applying for a job makes us all bite our nails. You fill out endless online fields, hope you don’t lose the formatting when you upload your resume, and then wait. And wait. And try not to hyperventilate when you haven’t received a response from your dream employer. It’s difficult to know, when you’re in the job-search seat, how long to wait. Should you send one more follow-up email? Look for ways to network your way into the job?