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Learning Leadership: Are Leaders Born Or Made?

“Are leaders born or made?” It’s a simple enough question but one that has huge implications for the way organizations set about finding and developing (or not developing) talent....

College Seniors: Plan For Post-Grad Life Now!

For many college seniors, it’s hard to imagine how many things will change after graduation. Many college grads will be thrust onto the job hunt, moving back in with their parents, or moving out of the state in order to land a job in their field. With so much uncertainty, how can one pla...

The Ten Worst Things To Put In Your Cover Letter

A cover letter or introductory email is often the first thing a potential employer sees when reviewing a job applicant. It's the first opportunity to impress recruiters and hiring managers and, therefore, the first opportunity to disappoint them. Everything from copy mistakes to inappropri...

Back To School Of Another Kind: Four Career Management Reset Activities

It’s that time of the year again – back to school. And although my oldest of three years is only starting preschool for the first time, very soon she’ll be getting older and then so will my youngest and then they’ll be going back to school again and again, to someday make the worki...

Get To Work On Getting To Work!

Back to school week - your kids are tucked safely in their classrooms after a summer of frivolity sprinkled with baseball games, family vacations and picnics. Throughout these past few months, when thoughts about career discontent erupted, you promptly quashed them, as it simply was not a ...

7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

An interesting practice seems to have cropped up among self-written social media profiles, where the phrases that have been taboo on resumes (like “self-motivated team player”) are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, these mundane, dry, and re...

5 Ways High-Achieving Professionals Balance Work and Life

As we embark on the cusp of a new school year and children head back to the classroom, high-powered mothers and fathers working full-time must strike a healthy balance between meeting the needs of employers and fulfilling their responsibilities to the family. Given the economic crunch, and...

10 Tricks To Landing A Job After The Great Recession

Hey people. This isn't your dad's job market, which means that your parents' ways of getting a job just aren't going to cut it. Here's a survival guide for recent and not-so-recent grads on how to land a job....

Are Your References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

You make it through the final interview with flying colors. The hiring manager all but offers you the job, but needs a few days to check references and complete paperwork before making you an offer. Then, silence. You never hear from him again. If this scenario sounds familiar, you might...

How To Spot A Really Good Company

Who would you rather do business with – a company that is good to its employees and customers, contributes positively to the communities in which it does business, and is a good steward of the planet – or a company less than worthy on one or more of these fronts? For most of us, the a...