Gen X "The Sandwich Generation" 10 Strategic Hiring and Retention Tips
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2010
• In your 30’s-early 40's and feel your career has stalled? • None of the standard workplace incentives motivate you? • Looking for a company where you really "fit" in? • Taken for granted, yet feel squeezed by the Baby Boomers and Generation Y? Welcome to Generation X! We are a small cohort of 44 million and are the filling in the population pyramid sandwich. We are squeezed by two generations who are double our size:...
Power Your Resume Up With A Testimonial
by Linda Dobogai - Jun, 2010
Today’s job market remains highly competitive, and some online job openings can result in hundreds of resume submittals. A strong testimonial can grab the reader’s attention and immediately help establish your credibility. Essentially a resume testimonial is a quote from a letter of recommendation, a performance evaluation, or other respectable source offering an opinion on your abilities or appreciation for an achievement....
How to Recruit Passive Candidates
by Lou Adler - Jun, 2010
We’re now working on a major survey with LinkedIn on determining the percent of their 70mm+ network that is active, passive, or somewhere in-between. Recent data from the Recruiting Leadership Council1 indicates that for a broad sample of the U.S. workforce, 15-20% are very active and around 20% passive, with the remaining 60% showing a mix of passive and active behaviors. Our internal research would indicate that higher qu...
Outgrown Your Britches? Check With Your Tailor. Advancing Your Career in Good Style
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2010
Remember “The Emperor’s New Clothes” story by Hans Christian Andersen? Two weavers promise to make the Emperor a suit of clothes invisible to people unfit or incompetent for their positions. The Emperor slips into his new outfit and while parading before his subjects, a child yells out, “He isn’t wearing anything at all!” It’s a classic story of being afraid to confront the truth, even when it makes us look stupid or compro...
How to Learn Everything You Need to Know About Interviewing in One Day
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2010
My daughter landed a plum internship this summer as an assistant to a musical director and casting director for the national tour of a very well known Broadway musical. On her first day she observed a typical theater audition, cattle-call style and in less than eight hours learned what it takes most people decades to learn about interviews. Here were her take-aways. 1. Having strong skills in multiple areas makes you a bett...
Leaders! Make Someone's Day - Recognize Team Members
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2010
Team member recognition is absolutely essential. Look for every opportunity you can to reward and recognize excellent results, "above and beyond" effort and value added. Listed below are seven relatively easy, but highly effective, ways for you to recognize your team members' effort, time and results: • It's all up to YOU. Financial rewards, your company's "brand" or the quality of your executive team will not, by them...
Six Tips To Help You From Being Overwhelmed By Your Job Hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2010
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain, in The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield It seems obvious – you can’t be successful until you get started. Earlier this week, I wrote about how making a plan for your job hunt is a big step in the right direction. You ca...
How To Make Your Resume Sell The Story Of YOU
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2010
If you've added achievements to your resume, but still feel it doesn’t represent you, it might be time to ratchet things up a notch to get results. A concept called the S-T-A-R (Situation/Task-Action-Result) strategy is a popular and effective method of eliciting and sharpening the information for a resume. It’s aptly named for a reason – your resume must include a description of the situation or task itself! Note: there...
Why People Want Independent Financial Advisors
by Douglas Bolter - Jun, 2010
Times have changed – and so have financial advisors. Today, people don’t want financial advice from a salesman. Instead, they want a relationship with a financial professional who is candid, trustworthy and thoroughly educated, who provides personalized financial consulting for each client. That search often leads them to a fee-based or fee-only financial advisor or a Registered Investment Advisor. A pleasant alternative...
Clueless Leadership! Can You Bear It? The Perils of Non-Communication
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2010
Do I have to say it too? “Communication is the backbone of good leadership.” Hasn’t it been said enough already? Aren’t there enough books, training programs, and speeches out there to drive home the point? Then why are so many people in leadership positions clueless? Why don’t they communicate well, at the right time, and with the right message? It must be faulty wiring. There seem to be four extremes. Leaders who:...
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