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  • Brag a Little on Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - March 22, 2017
    The other day I was working with a client who started a comment with “I don’t like to brag but….” I laughed and told her that her resume was one place where she should never worry about bragging. A little bit of bragging goes a long way in making your resume stand out from the competition. What type of bragging is most beneficial on a resume? Exceeding goals. Your company set a goal of a 5% incre...
  • One Powerful Way You Can Stand Out
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 22, 2017
    Let’s hear some more! Here is one powerful way that I stand out as an executive coach. I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better. And, “better” means my clients achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, not as judged by themselves but by their key stakeholders. This process usually takes about 18 months and involves an average of 16 stakeholders. My coac...
  • Rejection: The Project Manager's Badge of Honor in 2017
    by Alexandra Levit - March 22, 2017
    Considering the number of people they deal with every day, project managers are ripe for professional rejection. But although unpleasant, rejection can be seen as a critical warning and/or badge of honor. This post, featuring an exclusive interview with Halley Bock, author of Life, Incorporated, will explore the types of professional rejection, how you should take it in different situations, and what it means when you’re...
  • 4 Free and Easy Ways to Show Your Employees Gratitude
    by Steve Farber - March 21, 2017
    The entertainment industry has mastered the art of self-recognition, but it’s not exactly a model for the rest of the world. It costs more than $20 million, for instance, to put on the annual Academy Awards shindig. Those little golden statues they give away? Roughly $45,000 each. And this weekend the music industry will celebrate itself by taking over the Staples Center, handing out Grammy Awards, and jamming along w...
  • Dear Deb: How To Navigate Salary Negotiation
    by Debra Wheatman - March 21, 2017
    Dear Deb: I recently completed four rounds of interviews for a position with a large, multinational company. This role would be a significant increase in responsibility and visibility for me, and I was really excited about it. However, when the HR manager called me with the offer, the salary was only 10% more than I’m currently earning. When I did the math, this works out to only an extra $260 per month, and I don&rsq...
  • How To Turn Bland Text Into A Compelling Resume
    by Michelle Dumas - March 21, 2017
    As you’ve probably already heard, executing the art of compelling resume writing can be the difference between landing a dream job and simply crash landing into a sea of comparably boring applications. Maintaining a professional tone while avoiding the dreaded bland zone can be a delicate balance. To create a compelling resume, start with the basics and consider the ABC’s of resume writing that will have employe...
  • 5 Habits of Effective Executive Job Seekers
    by Barbara Safani - March 20, 2017
    After working with thousands of executive job seekers, certain patterns have emerged regarding the practices of those that succeed. Here are a few I have witnessed. 1. Follow up on all introductions. Surprisingly, many job seekers don’t follow up on introductions made on their behalf. Even if you are not sure it the person you are being introduced to can help you, follow up. It shows your contact that you value the in...
  • Millennials Manage Differently, And That's A Good Thing
    by Lindsey Pollak - March 20, 2017
    I’ve shared before that I think it’s time to stop shaming millennials. One of the reasons: They’re no longer all young 20-somethings just starting their careers. More millennials are stepping into management and leadership roles every day. In fact, The Hartford’s 2015 Millennial Leadership Survey found that 80 percent of millennials currently define themselves as leaders. And, in my opinion, their as...
  • Networking Is Not Trolling For People Who Will Pay You Money
    by Kathy Caprino - March 20, 2017
    Last week, something happened on LinkedIn, and for me, it was the last straw. I received (for the hundredth time in a few months) an autoresponder from someone’s LinkedIn account that pitched their business hard, offering me a free consultation on something I had less than zero interest in, immediately after connecting with me. When an action like this hits me as really off-putting and annoying, it’s usually aff...
  • Ball So Hard: Why You Hate Duke, But Need Hires Like Grayson Allen
    by Kris Dunn - March 17, 2017
    Let's face it. If you follow college basketball at all, there's a high likelihood you hate Duke. Why? Duke as a university smacks of privilege, and the basketball program polarizes people like the Cowboys or the Yankees, without attracting as much of a loyal following - the concentration and comparison is mainly on the hate side. And then there's the little issue of race. Combine the status of the universi...