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  • How to Make Yourself Indispensable (In Business and Life)
    by Melody Wilding - August 23, 2017
    Knowing the right people can skyrocket your career. Your network is your net worth, right? Yet the word networking itself makes people nervous. Add to that the expectation to somehow provide value in a way that creates a relationship based on like and trust. If you’re like most people, you’re probably not sure what “adding value” means or how it plays out in the real world. You may want to build l...
  • Often Missing From Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion: Cognitive Diversity
    by Sara Canaday - August 23, 2017
    I don’t typically write or comment on issues of diversity and inclusion. But an often-overlooked aspect of the topic — cognitive diversity — is starting to come into the spotlight, and I have some insights on it because of the focus of my work. In my experience, I’ve seen that companies produce the best results and are better able to innovate when their team members don’t all think, process inform...
  • What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Are Talking About Now
    by Robin Schlinger - August 23, 2017
    One of my advantages as a professional resume writer and mentor for other writers is that I keep up with the latest in recruiting information and approaches. I share that information with my clients, so that they know what they need to do to make their resume stand out. What are recruiters and hiring managers talking about now? First, they are taking note of the surge in state laws prohibiting companies from asking about...
  • 5 Ways To Get A Raise And Earn More Money, And Why So Many Don't
    by Kathy Caprino - August 22, 2017
    The other day, a client shared with me her financial situation at work, and asked some probing questions about money, salary, compensation and promotions that revealed a good deal about her personal money story and behavior. She shared this: “Kathy, I’m not earning nearly what I should be, despite asking for a raise repeatedly (and being told “Not now”). I just don’t know what else to do. An...
  • How 5 "Old School" Industries Are Recruiting Millennials
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 22, 2017
    It’s hard enough to attract and retain millennials to sexy tech companies, high-paying banking firms and other “hot” sectors. But what if you’re in a decidedly old school field or one that’s not top-of-mind for many job seekers? Here are some of the lessons these industries have learned that you can apply to your own recruiting efforts, no matter what sector you represent: CAR MAKERS DRIVE H...
  • When to Ask for a Reference
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 22, 2017
    A few years back I asked a gardener friend about the best time to plant fruit trees. His response, “Ten years ago.” And then he asked if I would like to know the second-best time. I took the bait and said, “of course.” To which he answered, “today.” Which brings me to the topic of this week’s column — references, testimonials and letters of recommendation. When is the best ti...
  • 2 Mistakes Leaders Never Make When They Disagree
    by Marshall Goldsmith - August 21, 2017
    In this final part of my interview with Judith Glaser, Conversational Intelligence®, We-centric Leadership, Neuro-Innovation expert and Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach winner, we talk about two mistakes that decision makers avoid when they disagree with their direct reports, which ultimately leads to better working relationships and greater success for the organization. Below is a short excerpt from our interview! JG: Mars...
  • Are You A Quester? Take The Quiz!
    by Carole Kanchier - August 21, 2017
    Are you a Quester? Would you like to become one? Who are Questers anyway? What personality traits give them confidence and courage to succeed? Take the Quester Quiz Answer yes or no: 1. When I want something, I’m willing to risk. 2. I have a sense of purpose and pursue goals in harmony with it. 3. I’m usually optimistic. 4. I like trying new things. 5. I place more v...
  • Solve 21st Century Business Problems with Connectional Intelligence
    by Alexandra Levit - August 21, 2017
    Interested in a way to maximize your potential and achieve greater levels of performance and job satisfaction? How about using that same strategy to help your company realize its most ambitious goals? Connectional Intelligence is proving to be a powerful conduit for achieving both. The brainchild of leading business strategists and researchers Erica Dhawan and Saj-Nicole Joni, Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) was coined in 2...
  • Google Prevails, in Part (and For Now), in Compensation Data Dispute With OFCCP
    On July 14, 2017, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Recommended Decision and Order (the “Opinion”) in the case brought by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) against Google over Google’s refusal to turn over certain employee data as part of a compliance audit. The ALJ’s thorough opinion is informative, providing insights into OFCCP’s processes in compliance...