Category Archives: Career Management

Becoming the Captain of Your Professional Soul—Utilizing the Inspiration of Nelson Mandela

While we offer our condolences in the recent loss of ex-South African president, Nelson Mandela, we find applicable examples from his life that work in the business world. CEOs can learn a variety of lessons from this man’s seemingly simple, … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Receive Conflicting Career Advice

“Resumes should never be more than one page.” and “Resumes should never be more than two pages.” “Don’t waste your time with a cover letter, no one reads them.” and “Cover letters are more important than the resume.” “Don’t show … Continue reading

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Why I’m (Sort Of) Reinventing My Blog

I love the association industry – it’s why I wrote a book about making it a career. However, after much thought, I’ve decided to make a change.  Over the last several months, I’ve wanted to write about a wider variety … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning for 2014 – Connecting

Many professionals are getting a jump start on 2014 by starting their planning now, in December. Professional development, income growth, and a renewed sense of purpose are all part of a strong start to what could be one of the … Continue reading

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Use Twitter to Find Your Next Job

Twitter gives you as a jobseeker the opportunity to get directly connected with recruiters, HR Representatives, and hiring managers in a simple way. Here are five steps for using Twitter to find your next job. Clean Up Your Profile. Many … Continue reading

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Negotiations: Not just about the money

You’ve made it! You’re at the final round of interviews. The big question is–should you negotiate? According to Harris Interactive’ s 2013 study for Career Builder of 2,076 hiring managers and resource professionals , forty-nine percent of workers will not … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick” Job Search? Yes!

Moving at the speed of life can be difficult with all of the directions that we are pulled in; keeping up with family, friends, work, and recreation has pushed us to our limits as far as time is concerned. Add … Continue reading

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No Time For Career Management? 10 Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes

Ongoing career management – even when you’re happily employed – can go a long way towards advancement and security. But who has the time? On top of working a full day, we all have other things on our plate. The … Continue reading

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Never Look for a Job Again!

Believe it or not, there are people out there who have never needed to conduct a formal job search. While there is a bit of luck involved, it’s the kind that you can create for yourself. By cultivating a reputation … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Salary Negotiation

It goes without saying that this part of the interview process is the most nerve-wracking for job seekers. The single most common reason I’ve heard cited for this is that candidates are afraid that negotiating will eliminate them from consideration. … Continue reading

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