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career management

Can Performance Evaluations Limit Development?

It Depends Performance management programs too often consist of independent activities that occur in isolation or with varying degrees of correlation (e.g., performance evaluations, workshops, conferences and other training and development activities). Performance appraisals, as a component of performance management programs, are generally created and given by supervisors with numerous factors influencing their development. First and […]

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What Does Your Career Plan Look Like?

Over the past 10 years, I have focused increasingly on my career plan—my short and long-term plans and what I needed to do to achieve my goals. I have seen steady progress since I accepted responsibility for my career and success. But the past five years represent the greatest increase in my progress. I want […]

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Take Initiative in the Workplace

Are you someone who’s known for showing initiative? If not, you may be negatively impacting your ability to be promoted or secure a new position. Initiative is, “the ability to assess and initiate things independently” (OxfordDictionaries.com).   Stand Out From Your Peers Applicants for new positions are commonly asked to describe an example of a […]

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Three Keys to Career Success

It doesn’t matter if you are a recent graduate or seasoned professional, three key aspects can help you achieve career success. Too often, professionals focus on only one or two of these areas at a time without leveraging the power of how they can be connected. It is no longer sufficient to work with coaches […]

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Build a Professional Reputation You Can Be Proud Of

Personal and professional commitments keep even the most organized professionals striving to keep up or do more, often in less time. Demands for our time and attention are nothing new—what is new to many involves proactively managing your reputation in spite of so many demands. Savvy professionals, particularly those with aggressive plans for their careers, […]

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Personal Branding: Making the Right First Impression

Making the right first impression is critical to every professional, especially for those new to an organization. When you’re new, everyone wants to understand your plans and your approach to achieving them. Your direct reports have an even keener interest in you—they will strive to understand how your goals will impact them. More importantly, your […]

Be Unique to Get the Job

I noticed Paul Drury, HR & Recruitment Blog Ghostwriter at RecruitmentWriter.com, posted the following with his wife’s photo and a sign with “hire me” on LinkedIn a couple of days ago: “This is Julia. She is my wife. She is looking for a job in Logistics. (one hour from Cambridge, UK) She will kill me […]

OWN IT! Take Charge of Your Career

OWN IT! Take Charge of Your Career

Have You Taken Charge of Your Career? Develop Your Personal Brand and Succeed in a Crowded Market Through Professional Development, Storytelling and Networking Technology, globalization and the pace of change continue to be drivers for independent career management. Work environments and the way in which we work and think about work continue to change at […]

Beyond Your Job Title

Keeping Your Job Title in Perspective Throughout the years I’ve cherished the wisdom and support of my mentors and truly inspirational leaders. The challenges and opportunities I’ve experienced have afforded me both learning and growth and at times, great joy. When you know who you are and what you value, your job title begins to matter […]

Take the Initiative to Advance Your Career

Are you someone who’s known for showing initiative? If not, you may be negatively impacting your ability to be promoted or secure a new position. Initiative is, “the ability to assess and initiate things independently” (OxfordDictionaries.com). Stand Out From Your Peers Applicants for new positions are commonly asked to describe an example of a time […]