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  • Keeping LinkedIn Relevant
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - September 26, 2018
    Congratulations! You finally made the time to create a professional LinkedIn profile and it looks pretty darn good, if you do say so yourself. Here are some do’s and don’ts for keeping it relevant. Regularly add to your contacts. A robust network is your ticket to ongoing success. When you meet new business associates, clients or colleagues add them to your network — the sooner, the better. When you hea...
  • Telephone Communication Skills Crucial for Career Success
    by Carole Kanchier - September 24, 2018
    The telephone is the most common business tool and its proper use is essential for career advancement. Talking with a potential client, customer or colleague on the phone can sometimes be challenging. Without seeing an individual’s face, messages can become muddled and meanings misinterpreted. To strengthen telephone communication skills, ace the following: Make a great first impression Show the caller yo...
  • are you engaged in your work
    by Carole Kanchier - September 4, 2018
    Fall is approaching and many are wondering what to do with their lives. Fall, a season of transformations, may be the time to reassess life career goals, welcome new opportunities! Current research suggest (by Aon, a global professional consulting firm, and Gallup) forces such as favorable economic conditions and greater workforce stability may be causing an all- time high in employee engagement. Job engagement refers...
  • What Does Labor Day Mean to You
    by Carole Kanchier - August 27, 2018
    For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? In North America, Labor Day, a national holiday, always falls on the first Monday in September. This year (2018) Labor Day is Monday, September 3. Labor Day is also celebrated on this day in Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. The day is set aside to pay tribute to working...
  • Avoiding Complacency When Everything is Just Okay
    by Sherri Edwards - August 24, 2018
    It’s probably not news to anyone that candidates and employers behave differently in a hot job market than they do in a tight one. When jobs were scarce, candidates may have been victims of company ghosting (they interviewed and never heard another word from the company). With few jobs and abundant candidates, some employers didn’t think they had to bother with basic courtesies. In tough times, some people might...
  • How to Bridge the Generational Divide: 5 Best Practices to Build Multigenerational Teams
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 21, 2018
    For the first time in history, we now have five generations in the workforce, with employees ranging in age and experience across six decades. How do you manage multigenerational teams with such diversity and possible differences? The good news is that it might be easier than you think, since most generations want essentially the same things in a workplace, including camaraderie, interesting work and respect (and I am be...
  • If we were having coffee today
    by Melody Wilding - August 21, 2018
    Do you ever wish you could have coffee with the bloggers and people you follow online? Because, let’s be real, many of us follow the lives of our “internet friends” more than our real life buds these days. Blogger Jess Lawlor does “virtual coffee dates” where she shares details of her life. Jess Lively (a podcaster I adore) also does a version of this called “Things I’m afraid to...
  • Integrity at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - August 13, 2018
    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” - Frederick Douglass Famed 19th-century author and orator Frederick Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 18...
  • Winning at Working: Two Kinds of People
    by Nan S. Russell - July 27, 2018
    Twelve minutes before I was to speak to a large group in a hotel ballroom, I was struggling with A/V equipment. With hundreds of presentations under my belt, I’m accustomed to glitches, but no matter what I tried my presentation wouldn’t project. Hailing the meeting planner, he did his magic and within minutes an A/V tech arrived with another projector. That, too, failed and with five minutes remaining, he be...
  • Two Tips to Working Remotely
    by Hallie Crawford - July 26, 2018
    Many American workers accomplish at least some of their work tasks remotely. Working remotely has many advantages, but it also has unique challenges. In fact, a recent Harvard Business Review study found that remote workers feel “shunned” and “left out” when it comes to office politics. If you work remotely, what can you do to still feel part of your organization? 1) Take the initiative to communi...