In 2003, Harvard Business School Press published professor Michael Watkins’ book, The First 90 Days, described on the book jacket as “Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels”. Ten years later, the book has become the go-to guide for professionals transitioning into new leadership positions, and is being updated and expanded in a …
Your resume is perfect. You nailed the job interviews. And now your future employer wants to check your references. No problem …right? Well, hopefully…but who really knows what your references say about you? How do they handle the tough questions like” why are you leaving your current job” or “what could you improve on”? When …
Preparing for a job interview is stressful enough. Add a meal in to the mix and the event can produce even more pressure and nervousness. Some companies even schedule their interviews over a meal on purpose – just to see how you will handle this delicate social situation.
Keep the following tips in mind if …
Human Resources (HR) is a field that I love. I chose to pursue a career path in HR because I found the function to be the intersection between being able to help people and growing a business, two things that I am passionate about.
But HR doesn’t always have a good reputation. When I tell …
Congratulations! That promotion you have been working so hard for has finally come to fruition. You’re a manager! So now what?
Depending on the type of company you work for, you may be whisked off into a management training program or, and all too commonly, you may be left to fend for yourself with the …
Rejection is a natural part of life. Whether by someone we found attractive, our top college pick, or the sports team we didn’t make, we have all, at some point, felt the pain and disappointment of being rejected.
Nowhere is rejection more common than in job search. And just like every other aspect of the …
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Nothing is worse than sales people who fit the stereotype of a sleazy, greedy “used-car salesman”. Whether you’re just starting out in sales or you’ve been doing it for years, chances are you’ve encountered either training, guidance, or been witness to the usage of undesirable tactics to develop business. A good sales person stays away …
At this time of year, many companies are undergoing their annual performance review processes. While the value of performance reviews, as we’ve come to know them, can be debated, a review presents the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your brand with your boss, and with the company.
Dress Up – I used to manage …
As the footprint of companies spreads geographically, today, more and more workers are working remotely, rather than in a corporate office. While telecommuting can bring benefits, like flexible work hours, it can also prove challenging when it comes to building your personal brand internally at your company.
So how can remote workers enhance their brand?…
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