Looking to pick the brain of thought leaders in your industry? Want to meet other professionals like yourself? Ready to kickstart your professional growth? It might be time to attend some new conferences.Read More
LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report revealed something that every professional should find interesting. In addition to the top 15 Emerging Jobs and the top 10 Jobs with the Largest Hiring Growth, they highlighted the Top 10 Skills with the Biggest Skills Gaps, which represent the skills employers are having the most trouble finding.Read More
March is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on our health. Winter is still in full swing, and for many, this is when resolutions to exercise more and eat better fall to the wayside. I suspect it’s part of the reason why March is designated as National Nutrition Month.Read More
50% of American workers report being affected by organizational change at work. Those who had gone through change reported noticeably lower job satisfaction, more chronic stress, and less work-life balance than those who didn’t. Whether you’re feeling these effects or are managing employees who are, there is a secret that can help: it’s all about maintaining the right perspective.Read More
It seems obvious, but it may not be to everyone, and either way, it bears repeating: don’t talk politics at work. It has never been a good idea but in the current hyper-partisan environment of today, it’s a suggestion that you might want to consider making a rule.Read More
Late last year we published Do Certifications Really Help Job Seekers which looked at some of the current hot skills to have and whether or not certifications and other continuing education helps your career. Today, we want to share the story of Necia Davis-Chase, who works for ATR at Kaiser Permanente as an HR Staffing Coordinator responsible for working with employees on workplace issues ranging from unions and workers comp to benefits and family and medical leave.Read More
Maybe you’ve heard about LinkedIn’s new feature, the Volunteer Marketplace. It launched on January 14th to a fair amount of fanfare and generally positive press and reviews. I’m a big supporter of volunteer efforts and understand their importance to many civic and charitable institutions in our community. In some cases they are the very lifeblood. Like so many of you, I know personally how satisfying it is to give back, whether it’s doing something completely new and different or perhaps putting your professional skills to work. Volunteering in and of itself is reward enough but did you know that it can help you professionally?
Do you like your job? Do you wonder if there’s something better out there? Something you’d enjoy more or maybe just make more money or have more opportunities? Most of us daydream at some point about our “perfect job.” Some are just that, dreams. It would be nice to play first base in Major League Baseball or first chair violin in the symphony, but most of us don’t have those kind of skills and talent. But dreaming about a new career path, a different position, can also be the beginning of real change too. How do you make your dreams a reality? Hard work, tenacity, planning, a little luck, and more hard work!
A traveler passes a quarry and sees three men working. The traveler asks the first man what he is doing and he replies “cutting stone.” The second says “earning money to feed and shelter my family.” When the third man is questioned, he proclaims “I am building a temple.”
Most people want to advance in their careers through promotions and raises. But most people also usually sit quietly, doing their job as well as they possibly can, hoping for that raise or promotion. And while doing your job well is important, it’s only part of the strategy behind getting that promotion that you want. Hoping alone won’t get you there!