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How to Have More Autonomy at Work

CEOs and executive team members have clear lines of ownership and, ultimately, a great deal of accountability for their companies and teams. However, ownership isn’t an idea reserved for management.  Having a strong sense of ownership and accountability are traits top employees demonstrate as well, and introducing autonomy in the workplace can help increase these traits. […] Read Article “How to Have More Autonomy at Work”

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The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019

As spring blooms across the country, the employment forecast for the second quarter of 2019 looks to be partly cloudy after a long stretch of ample sunshine. While the unemployment rate remains historically low, economists are raising some concerns based on recent data. Those worries stem from job growth nearly grinding to a halt in […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019”

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Use Gamification for Employee Recognition

According to a blog published by 7Geese last year, only about 33% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work. This number is quite alarming — more than half of the population is not engaged with their work, and thus not reaching their full potential. In some case this translates into fewer sales than […] Read Article “Use Gamification for Employee Recognition”

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Jobs Shortage: Filling The Talent Pool

Jobs, at long last, appear to be back. The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is very good news for sure. Yet, good news that comes with a unique challenge. As the demand for workers grows, filling the talent pool becomes increasingly difficult. In this blog, […] Read Article “Jobs Shortage: Filling The Talent Pool”

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Your next job might not exist yet, but here are three ways to prepare for it.

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” We all remember answering that familiar question in our youth. (Some of us even answer it as adults!) Yet coming up with a viable answer is getting tougher for the up-and-coming generation of workers, and even workers interested in making career changes. After all, it’s […] Read Article “Your next job might not exist yet, but here are three ways to prepare for it.”

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10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume

Working on the executive recruitment team, one of the most common questions I’ve been asked was, “Can you look at my resume?” Unless a resume was truly in need of help, I could reformat it fairly quickly. Since I’ve been in this industry the resume always seems to have a cloud of confusion and mystery […] Read Article “10 Tips to Create an Effective Resume”

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4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format

Since Microsoft Office 2007 allows candidates the option to save files as PDF versions, I have noticed an increasing number of resumes in .PDF format. I’ve also noticed resumes that are scanned copies of a paper resume, often resulting in a .JPG or .PNG image file. Below are four key reasons to always send your […] Read Article “4 Reasons Why Recruiters Want Your Resume in Word Format”

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Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity

Apprenticeships are a time-tested idea that is getting new life as employers seek better ways to develop and keep talent. In Italy where I grew up, and throughout much of Europe, apprenticeships have remained a staple of workforce development. In Switzerland, for example, 70% of high school graduates enter apprenticeships in “new-collar” fields such as IT, […] Read Article “Apprenticeship: Old Idea Offers New Opportunity”

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Internships 101: Simplifying Your Search in 3 Steps

Thinking internships might be a smart path for you? The good news is that the value of internship experiences are still strong in the eyes of employers. According to an annual survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 95% of employers reported that candidate experience is a factor when hiring. Finding the […] Read Article “Internships 101: Simplifying Your Search in 3 Steps”

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Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career

The current challenges faced by the 800,000 federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown is driving home a reality for all workers these days: Over the span of your career, there are bound to be many psychological ups and downs. With the constantly evolving job market (which is currently looking bright, fortunately) and the […] Read Article “Managing the Mental Highs and Lows of Your Career”