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  • 4 Cover Letter Tips That Will Help You to Stand Out Now
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 2, 2016
    Need a few tips and tricks to make writing your next cover letter a little easier? Here are four of my favorite quick tips for creating a cover letter that will help you to stand out to employers right now: START WITH A QUESTION How are you a fit for what the employer needs? Tell the company about the benefits they’ll get should they choose you by asking them a question about what they need—but by writing it...
  • DIY Agile Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - December 2, 2016
    Agile performance management has been adopted by large corporations such as Microsoft, Accenture, and Cargill for over a year. Despite these large companies adopting, an agile approach and seeing positive results, SilkRoad’s The State of Talent Management Report has found that 84% of businesses are not agile and only 15% are moving towards an agile performance system this year. According to our report changes in perform...
  • The Top 5 Signs You Should Say 'Yes' To This New Direction And Not Walk Away
    by Kathy Caprino - December 2, 2016
    One of the most common and crushing dilemmas that professionals of all levels share with me every week goes something like this: “Kathy, I’m feeling paralyzed and so confused. I have a number of options in front of me, but I just can’t figure out what to do. How can I reliably determine if I should take this new job (or interview, or role), or if I should just walk away? How can I know it’s the right...
  • Do You Have A Great Boss? Are You One?
    by Georgia Adamson - December 1, 2016
    You might be working for a really good company and happy with everything–EXCEPT your boss. If he/she is not even a good boss, let alone a great one, your work environment is probably what we call toxic. More than likely, you want out! How to Tell if You Have a really Bad Boss For the most part, this one is easy. Your boss makes life miserable for you from the time you arrive in the morning until you leave at night&...
  • How Following Up Can Help You Land The Job
    by Rich Jones - December 1, 2016
    'I don't want to put a potential offer in jeopardy.' 'I don't want to be a pest.' 'I'd rather just wait and see what happens.' These are three of the most common responses I get when I advise job seekers to follow up with a potential employer about a job they’ve interviewed for. We’ve probably all had these thoughts, and you may have said these things yourself, but I’ve got news for you:...
  • The Heart of Your Value Proposition
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 1, 2016
    In its most basic sense, a unique value proposition is defined as, “a clear statement that describes the benefit of your offer and what distinguishes you from the competition.” It’s a positioning statement that explains what benefit you provide for who and how you do it uniquely well. In some circles, “unique value proposition” is so overused, it is incapable of rousing a meaningful response. N...
  • Conversations to Help Develop High Performers
    with William Dann and Tim Muma - November 30, 2016
    One key to long-term, sustainable success is the level of performance put forth by each employee. Not every person comes to your organization as an 'A' player, but there are ways to bring them up to high performer status. William Dann, founder and president of Professional Growth Systems, leverages his years in management and as a CEO to discuss the types of communication that develops high performers. He also explains to Tim...
  • Craft A Professional Cover Letter and Get Noticed!
    by Louise Garver - November 30, 2016
    “I am writing in response to your ad for a Vice President of Finance.” “In response to your recent online ad for a Treasurer, please find my resume.” “I am looking for an opportunity with your company as a Financial Analyst.” “My enclosed resume indicates that my background as a Controller matches your ad requirements.” What do all of the above opening statements on a co...
  • Learn to Respond, Not React!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - November 30, 2016
    One of my favorite stories is a lesson about taking responsibility for our own lives. It is about learning to respond rather than react when we are confronted by “life”. I heard this simple Buddhist story many years ago, and it goes like this: A young farmer paddled his boat vigorously up river. He was covered with sweat as he paddled his boat upstream to deliver his produce to the village. It was a hot day, an...
  • Procrastinators and Time Management: A Love-Hate Story
    with Jane Burka and Tim Muma - November 30, 2016
    For those that are considered procrastinators, time management can be seen as a dirty term. The reality is, without changes to their frame of mind, procrastinators aren't going to be helped by traditional time management techniques. Jane Burka, psychologist and co-author of "Procrastination: Why You Do It; What to Do About It NOW," joins Tim Muma to break down the reasons this group of people struggle with procrastinating. Jan...