By: Malarie Barineau
As the New Year approaches one question comes to mind – have you made your New Year’s Resolution(s) yet? If not, you still have a few more days to go.
Most people make one or more personal New Year’s Resolutions but why not make professional New Year’s Resolutions too. Here are two of the most common professional New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year: Continue reading “Your New Year’s Resolutions”
By: Ricki Sexton
Oftentimes, when you mention a professional development budget or taking a seminar in conversation, people may look twice at you as if you are speaking a foreign language. What? Why would you do professional development? That’s extra work isn’t it?
So, what is professional development, specifically? Continue reading “Why Professional Development?”
By: Lesli Sullivan
Online social networking has given us a new way to build connections for career management. It can also be a trap for self-induced embarrassment. Despite the importance of being professional online, research has shown that too few people heed the expert’s advice and it is costing them jobs. Continue reading “Social Media Professionalism”
By Eric Thorn, Esq.
The Front End
A great interview starts well before you get there. Of course you want to dress well, present a clean and crisp professional image, and arrive on time. Some say that if you get there on time you are already ten minutes late. You may also want to Google your name and look at cleaning up any ill-considered social media posts that an employer may have access to if they check you out on the web. And today, most do. As you can imagine most employers won’t consider posts of photos of you passed out in the bushes right after winning a big chugging contest, or pictures of you reclining at the beach with the caption “I should call in sick more often” as a big plus.
You should also anticipate some of the more common questions; your biggest strengths and weaknesses, product or service knowledge, your previous successes, etc. Continue reading “So You Want To Be A Rock Star – 6 Tips For A Great Job Interview”
By: Jillian Heddaeus, CMP, IOM
Each day I transition back and forth from being a coach, athlete and business professional. While each comes with its own set of goals, tasks and challenges; the process used to work through them is the same. As an athlete and coach, I want to WIN; as a business professional, I want SUCCESS. Below are three principles to use to help your team achieve success. Continue reading “THREE PRINCIPLES ATHLETES CAN TEACH BUSINESS LEADERS”