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Staying Competitive After Earning Your Degree

 

The college degree is now the minimum expectation for nearly all job openings.  Sometimes the requirement is for a very specific degree however in some cases it’s just having the degree that is important.

So you’ve earned your degree and gained your first or third or fifth professional job, it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are in, continuing your education,... read more

My love affair with yoga and how it has been a benefit to my business

I took my first yoga class when I was a teenager and fell in love with it from the start.  Learning new breathing techniques to bring a sense of calmness when life in general tests my limits and finding new ways to stretch my body to maintain my flexibility as the years have progressed has been invaluable.

The physical, spiritual and emotional discipline has been one aspect that has... read more

Become an Intrapreneur

Upwards to 70 % of jobs in today’s market are gained through personal and professional connections, with nearly 42% of jobs being filled internally. 

Why is this becoming a trend? Well cost for one thing. From a recruiting standpoint  it is cheaper to hire from within, and the amount and cost to train is significantly reduced when hiring an internal candidate.

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Two Way Interviewing

In todays’ job market it is no longer a one-sided interview, job seekers are also interviewing across the desk to ensure that what they are seeing is a good fit for them too!

Just last week I was teaching a senior level business course full of both HR and business majors and as it always seems to happen when I stand in front of a group of soon to be graduates, the topic of resumes and... read more

Two Way Interviewing

In todays’ job market it is no longer a one-sided interview, job seekers are also interviewing across the desk to ensure that what they are seeing is a good fit for them too!

Just last week I was teaching a senior level business course full of both HR and business majors and as it always seems to happen when I stand in front of a group of soon to be graduates, the topic of resumes and... read more

How to Improve Participation, Gain Efficiency and Get Results in Meetings!

I don’t recall ever hearing anyone say that they enjoy going to meetings, in fact it’s quite the opposite, many dread the mere thought of yet another meeting.

The problem most often is that people don’t feel that meetings are productive, more so, a waste of time that could be better spent on the many other tasks that they have to do each day.

Yet, meetings are necessary at times... read more

Goal Setting

 

Goals without a plan are just dreams...stop dreaming and begin accomplishing all those personal and professional goals that have been on your list for years.

Take time today to write down 5 things, just 5,  that you want to accomplish this year, it's not too late.

Make your goals realistic!

  • Instead of ‘I want a better job’ the first... read more

Are You Losing Good Workers and More Importantly Are You Wanting to Find Out Why?

People don’t leave jobs because of money!  That certainly in the end may be a factor in the job offer that they accept, but it’s a secondary factor, and NOT the reason they began looking in the first place.

So let’s take a deeper look.  WHY do employees start looking for a new job? As a business owner, president or general manager ask yourself:

Outplacement Services

 

Is your business undergoing a restructure?  Has the economy adversely affected your staffing needs and now you are faced with the task of deciding which positions need to be reconsidered and eliminated? 

While not a desirable position to be in for businesses,  we can offer outplacement services to assist your staff with the process of moving forward.

From crafting a... read more

Things You Should Do On A Regular Basis to Remain Competitive

 

  • Keep current with the industry that you are currently in by subscribing to journals, listservs, become a member of job related associations, join an industry specific board or volunteer on committees, read a blog, take in a webinar ......

  • If you are considering a change in industry, keep abreast of changes in that industry and learn new skills so that you... read more

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