I still remember being called into the boss’s office. Not one to get into trouble much, it was unusual to have a sit-down with the boss over an issue that was my fault. But it happened, and was part of three distinct situations with a prevalent theme that got my attention. These opportunities for improvement led to beneficial professional–and personal–growth.
Collaboration is a buzz word in today’s workplace. High schools, colleges, and universities are pushing curriculum geared towards group projects. After consulting local businesses who say students are not well prepared for team work, universities are encouraging their instructors to incorporate group projects as an integral part of program curriculum.
There are some old-school aspects of a job search, no matter how much technology impacts the process, that will always be highly valued by employers. Doing your research, showing up early enough to make a great first impression, and an effective follow-up will always matter.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for social workers is expected to grow by 16 percent by 2026, much faster than the seven percent overall increase expected across the job market in the same period. Social workers are in demand and likely to remain so, especially in sectors like healthcare.
Those working in government today face some of the most complex challenges in the world. These issues can no longer be solved by government officials using traditional problem-solving strategies. Complexity requires diversity in thinking, perceiving, sensing, and understanding.
Whether you’re trying to move your career further up to the next level and try out a whole different or new career, projecting yourself as the complete professional will help others perceive you as you would like to be noticed. Career development is a continuing and lifelong process.
For many, with graduation quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about life after college. What is life like in the “real world?” While freshening up your cover letter and resume to suit each job you apply for is important, there are an additional few key components to keep in mind during the interview process and post-hire.
I’m not a single malt whiskey drinker, but as a visitor to Scotland enjoying the heather-covered moors, shortbread, and fine woolens, I decided to also do a tasting tour of Scottish whiskey by trying two per day. While tasting my way through Scotland, here are two major discoveries I had, with lessons applicable to working with a team.
We teach our kids, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.” We need to take our own advice to heart when it comes to what should be used in a resume. Executives can work diligently and do extensive amounts of research to know what to put on a resume, only to struggle with landing a job.
When I was first starting out in my professional career, I was lucky enough to stumble across a resume template which helped me land my first few jobs and promotions. The thing is, not all resume templates are created equally. Some may not be appropriate for the position you’re seeking (or frankly, for any position).