Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



ARE YOU A WINNER OR A WHINER?

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by
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Hiring managers who interview applicants for a job are very attuned to the way a candidate answers certain questions:  How they explain their responsibilities, describe their relationship with their boss and teammates, define their individual achievements, identify their team results, and clarify why they are looking for another job. All of the answers to these questions tell the hiring manager a lot about the candidate. One of Continue reading the story "ARE YOU A WINNER OR A WHINER?"

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by
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What are the jobs in jeopardy during the next 11 years, to 2030?  The first jobs to go are:
  • Jobs that sort, inventory, or pick products: Warehouse, distribution, catalog
  • Administrative support for Police, Fire Fighting, Bankers, Tellers, and record keeping jobs
  • Jobs that use driverless vehicles:Trucks; Taxi; Livery; Short or small deliveries; Shuttles
  • Jobs that are repetitive: Fast food; Data analysts who copy, record, sort, or audit data
  • Jobs that Continue reading the story "WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!"

WHY DO WE QUIT OUR JOBS?

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by
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There seems to be a major disconnect between what senior managers think is the cause of employees leaving for another company, and the real reason why employees quit. A recent Paycor report identified this disconnect and why employees “fire” their companies. Executives tend to rationalize why employee’s leave for another job is based on their own prior experiences.  They view it as a career-building move.  While Continue reading the story "WHY DO WE QUIT OUR JOBS?"

STOP UNPRODUCTIVE MEETINGS

Posted on: December 11th, 2018 by
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Do you find yourself sleepwalking through multiple meetings that you think are a waste of time?  And that time can be better used for more productive efforts? During a consulting assignment for a large healthcare insurance company, unproductive meetings came up by employees in asking their top 5 impediments to performance. The results caused management to look for a way to reduce meetings by 10%.  The Continue reading the story "STOP UNPRODUCTIVE MEETINGS"

WHAT’S YOUR MARKET VALUE?

Posted on: December 4th, 2018 by
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Are you being paid fairly?  When looking for a higher-level position, how should you answer the compensation question? Your market value has a number of different components to it:  Industry norms, supply/demand, past titles,experiences, geography, the company size and practices, and many more.  Some companies pay at the mid-point of industry averages while others target the 60thpercentile or above, and some are below the 40thpercentile.   So Continue reading the story "WHAT’S YOUR MARKET VALUE?"