Category Career Development

Job Seekers: What You Need to Know About Your LinkedIn Profile

                    by George Blomgren If you are a professional, technical or executive worker in job search mode (active or passive), the role and importance of your LinkedIn profile and your resume have largely “flipped” in the last few years (at least for many employers/recruiters). Your LinkedIn […]

Let’s Put Professionalism Back Into Recruiting

by George Blomgren This recent blog post by Katrina Collier about the importance (and decline) of professionalism on LinkedIn made me stop and think. I believe that the problem goes well beyond LinkedIn and has tarnished what many of us use LinkedIn for: recruiting. Recruiting in general is full of unprofessional behavior — and we […]

4 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job

The job search is no easy task. It requires many hours of tweaking your resume, networking with recruiters, and communicating with companies (whether its a simple email exchange or an interview). After the effort and time has been put into the search, the resulting job offer needs to fit your needs – it’s only fair […]

The Power of Motivation [VIDEO]

Dan Pink has a concept to disprove: that employees are motivated at work only by extrinsic rewards. He claims not so. People are not motivated by the traditional method of motivation through rewards and punishment. People are motivated by a feeling within themselves. A feeling that is much greater than outside factors and reactions to […]

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

Are you interviewing someone? Don’t ask these questions, you’ll thank us later. 1. What’s your favorite color? What does this answer give you? Most job candidates in the interview will answer, probably in a bit of a confused manner, their favorite color. But now that you have it, what does it tell you about how […]

Have You Found Your Sweet Spot?

Well…. have you? Do you know how to find your sweet spot? Otherwise known as the Hedgehog Concept, the idea was created by Jim Collins in his work, Good to Great. It’s about finding a balance among three important factors of work and life: passion, skills and talent, and economic motivation. Take a look at […]

What Motivates You At Work? [VIDEO]

This TED Talk from Dan Ariely hits the nail on the head. What motivates you at work? Watch this eye-opening video to learn what really keeps employees engaged in their work.

5 Signs Your Employees (or YOU!) Enjoy Working

You spend a majority of your waking hours working. Whether you’re in an office or working from the comfort of your home, as a full-time employee you most likely log in at least 40 hours – a typical work week. Because you spend so much time behind the computer, machine, desk, podium, or wheel, you […]

Risk vs. Reward

The statistics are scary. According to the Harvard Business School, 3 out of 4 startups do not live to see success. So why is it that the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in many regions across the United States? The decision to foster an idea and build it into a business plan requires risk. The […]

Focus on the Future

When J.C. Penney let go of its CEO, how well do you think they handled breaking the news to its employees? If you guessed not so well – well, you’re correct. Blogger and author Aubrey Daniels writes in his blog the major mistake J.C. Penney made when they began to focus on the past, instead […]