How to Use Social Data to Find the Best Employers

I spend a lot of time listening to job seekers discuss their skills and accomplishments and expressing their concerns as to how those skills can help or hinder their job search and their careers. Unfortunately, not enough emphasis is put on soft skills, which are the most important ones. Soft skills are the non-measurable, subjective skills that are not specific to one’s role, industry, or their career. They typically speak to how well one interacts with others. They are essentially personality traits that help define one’s character, however, they do offer less proof of their experience.

Relational Leadership and MAD Leadership Matter!

Let us turn now to the question, how much are you worth to your Government agency? Assuming the job you do has been well designed and that you interact with members of the public on a regular basis (thus have a professional relationship with the public), or that you support those that do, then you are immensely valuable to your Government agency.

7 Tips to Help Get the Most Out of Attending an Industry Event

Whether you’re sent to an industry event by your current employer or attending one on your own dime, work conferences are an ideal setting for forming relationships that can help grow business and further your career.

Nail Your Interview with an Insightful Brand Statement

We often think of a brand statement as applicable to a company, but did you know you have a personal brand statement as well? When preparing for an interview, your priority should be creating a confident, accurate brand statement. This is a personal summary of who you are, your skills, and attributes you bring. You must be clear, succinct, and land the message.

Why Organizations Can’t Afford to Tolerate Bullying

Bullying causes immense personal grief as well as inhibiting employee work performance and work passion. Even so, it is all too common that bullying is ignored in organizations. Bullying often takes the form of subtle behaviors over time as opposed to bold actions – so, it can be difficult to gauge if a particular boss or employee is bullying.

Nine Tips for Ensuring People Meet Your Expectations

I was recently visiting with a friend who just so happens to be a vice president within her company. I could tell that she was frustrated so I asked her about it. She told me that she was frustrated because of something that had happened in an important meeting. She indicated that one of her colleagues had spent most of their meeting complaining about having to fire one of his key people. When she asked why he had to terminate the individual, he indicated that his employee was not meeting his expectations. When she asked him if he had given this individual that feedback, he stated, “No. I hate doing that kind of thing, but now I have to get rid of him anyway, which is even harder.” She was troubled by not only his lack of candor, but also of his unwillingness to manage his own expectations.

Attending College as an Adult

Attending College as an Adult JEFF BARISON MatchCollege is a comprehensive website for seekers of higher education providing information on over 6,500 colleges and universities in the United States A substantive shift has taken place over the last two decades with...

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Looking Back to Look Forward

Looking Back to Look Forward LIAM RYAN   Former Liverpool architect and author of Cancer 4 Me 5 Sometimes, in an effort to identify the direction I feel my life should take, I momentarily project myself forward to the end, and look back. I try to establish what the...

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Management is Everything

Management is Everything JEFFREY MORGAN President of e-volve IT Services.  Jeffrey has been providing independent consulting services to County and Municipal agencies since 1993. With 24 years of consulting for county and municipal government under my belt, the hiring...

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Should We Grab Coffee Sometime?

Should We Grab Coffee Sometime? BETH BEUTLER Beth Beutler is the founder and executive director of HOPE Unlimited. “Let’s grab coffee sometime.”  Should We? “We should grab coffee.” How do you respond when someone suggests that? Do you add the coffee appointment to...

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