The Relationship Between Leadership and Empathy
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2015
I just recently returned from facilitating at a 3-day leadership conference for Abbvie Pharmaceutical Company. A main focus was discussing the importance for leaders to have genuine empathy for others. Now that’s interesting – in a world where we often see people focused on ME, rather than WE. I call this WAM (What About Me)! Webster’s dictionary defines empathy as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitiv...
What's Your Industry Brand of Career Success?
by Abby Locke - Aug, 2015
Whether you are actively job hunting, preparing for an interview or about to connect with a new contact, you need to able to articulate your key strengths and unique value proposition. If you have not sat down and evaluated your career success in a long time, now is a good time to start. One of the areas where many senior professionals fall short is capturing strong quantifiable and qualitative achievements relevant to...
How to Survive and Thrive When You Lose Your Job
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
Losing your job hurts. Companies use fancy terms to describe it – downsizing, reorganization, consolidation, re-engineering. Whatever way you slice it, the simple truth is you’re out of work. Getting laid off is never happy news. Suffering a job loss sucks. It stings to hear you’re not needed anymore. It’s painful to pack up your belongings and leave a place you have become attached to. It feels like a betrayal to be...
Resume Tips II: Resume Headlines Make a Difference
by Robin Schlinger - Aug, 2015
The headline on your resume (the line immediately under your name and contact information) briefly describes the position you want. It might make the difference between a resume that is read and one that is ignored. Keep the following rules in mind. Rule 1. Do not block yourself from consideration by focusing on a job title that is too narrow. First, your skills, accomplishments, and education might fit you for many differe...
Seven Good Reasons for a Summertime Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
For anyone considering a job shift, or currently seeking employment, there are some compelling reasons not to take the summer off. Dropping out of the market for two or three months leaves you out of the flow—and out of the running when new opportunities arise. Keep in mind that the slow-down of the summer holidays affects business, but not necessarily the hiring cycle. Even six years after the end of the Great Recession, t...
The Secret to Recruiting Millennials (Hint: It’s Not About the Money)
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2015
By now I hope it’s no secret that millennials are looking for more from their work than just a paycheck and a place to spend their days. The perfect fit is all about culture. New York University and Harvard Business School graduate Phil Strazzulla (yes, he’s also a millennial) noticed there was a lack of detailed employer information available for young job seekers — and also no clear way for companies to showcase their emp...
OFCCP Compliance Resources
by Local JobNetwork™ - Aug, 2015
OFCCP Compliance Resources The Local JobNetwork™ offers complimentary resources for AAP, EEO, and OFCCP compliance One of the best OFCCP sessions I've ever attended - very well explained and easy to understand, pre...
7 Must Have Components for an Eye Catching Executive Resume Summary
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
So it’s time to craft the perfect resume that you hope will land you your next big interview and opportunity. That’s great. A new job can bring new experiences and opportunities for you to grow while you help lead another company to success. However, getting your foot in the door can be the hardest part about the job search. Today, hiring managers are increasingly pressed for time as they scan hundreds of resumes looking fo...
A State of Information Technology
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
In order to get to the bottom of where IT is now and where the industry is going, Spiceworks recently surveyed over 1100 IT professionals in North America and EMEA. A majority of respondents work for small to medium-sized organizations with between 20-249 employees, although companies of all sizes were included. Industries with the highest representation were manufacturing, IT services, education, and non-profit. Ninety percen...
Career Advice From High Achievers
by Stacy Harshman - Aug, 2015
I am always curious to know how people have succeeded in their careers so I love to gather quotes from those who have achieved much. Below is the advice from successful people from many different walks of life, representing several different career paths. Choosing your career Steve Jobs definitely knew success. Walter Isaacson, his official biographer, described him as the “creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection...
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