December 4, 2013
Are you feeling stuck in a rut at your current job? If yes, it’s time to think about your career more strategically. As we’re moving towards the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to start assessing your current career goals and thinking about setting new ones. Read the rest of this entry »
December 2, 2013
Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington State, didn’t start out wanting to run for political office. She began her career as a clerk typist, and quickly realized the impact public policy could have in the real world. Her determination to make a difference and to better people’s lives drove her to elected office. Read the rest of this entry »
November 27, 2013
November 20, 2013
A friend of mine recently had a job interview. When I asked what the interviewer thought of him, he didn’t know. He’d been so nervous he had forgotten to pay attention to the hiring manager’s nonverbal communication.
That happens a lot. Most people are so worried about how they come across in an interview that they forget to watch the body language of the interviewer. But being able to read nonverbal cues can increase your chances of interview success. Read the rest of this entry »
November 13, 2013
There’s a lot of misinformation on the Internet about electronic resume submission. To find out what’s truth and what’s hype when it comes to resume-screening software, I interviewed three experts: A recruiting consultant, a senior corporate recruiter at a Fortune 500 company, and the CEO of a company that uses technology to help recruiters source candidates. Read the rest of this entry »
November 8, 2013
What you wear to the office is one of the most important parts of creating a positive professional image. In addition to projecting that you’re competent for your job, your clothing should also reflect your personality – your clothes don’t have to be boring to be considered professional! If you’re searching for a couple pieces to spruce up your look, check out these ideas on wearing fall and winter trends in the office. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6, 2013
As the use of social media in the hiring process has grown in popularity over the last several years, recruiters and hiring managers aren’t hiding from it. In fact, they’re using technology tools such as LinkedIn as a pre-interview tactic to narrow down candidates for job openings.
To find out what they’re looking for, I interviewed technology recruiters and HR experts. Based on their comments, you might decide it’s time to polish your LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »
October 30, 2013
Do you have your sights set on an executive position? There are many factors that contribute to achieving this level of success – taking opportunities to learn from others being one of them.
Here’s your chance for an inside look at what it’s like being in a top leadership position at a Fortune 500 company. Plus, glean advice on how to get there yourself. In the interview below, Denise Morrison, President and CEO at Campbell Soup Company, and Irene Chang Britt, Senior VP of Global Baking and Snacking at Campbell’s and President of the Pepperidge Farm brand, provide their insight on work-life balance, how corporate life has changed, rising through the ranks of a company and more. Read the rest of this entry »
October 23, 2013
As a new manager you are now responsible for hiring everyone in your department. While you may have gone through many interviews on the other side of the desk (as the job candidate), interviewing others is a process that should not be undertaken lightly nor conducted without adequate training on the do’s and don’ts of interviewing – or you could legally compromise yourself and create undue legal risk for your company. Here’s what I mean… Read the rest of this entry »
October 16, 2013
Being a new manager can be tough because it often includes stepping into situations that are outside your comfort zone, such as handling negative office gossip. Dealing directly and swiftly with the perpetrators, meeting with your staff and encouraging positive gossip (not the negative kind) can help turn things around. Read the rest of this entry »