4 Tips to Stay Relevant in Your Job

In today’s ever-changing market, companies have no choice but to evolve. In times of change, employers rely on forward-thinking, solution-focused employees. Those who contribute to their organization beyond the job description are considered value added employees....

Work/Life Balance Out of Whack? – Try The Power of Intention

What does “Work/Life balance” mean to you? Tricky question, right? You know when you are not in balance.  You sense when your most important needs and values are starved, and you crave the opportunity to meet those needs, and express those values. The overworked...

Positive Leadership: Influencing Others

When you get promoted from a “doer” to a “leader”, one of the hallmarks of that transition is the need to influence others, starting with the team you supervise. As you go higher in the organization, you must also learn to influence people beyond your team: your colleagues, your boss, other senior executives, even external stakeholders like suppliers, customers and law-makers. Your effectiveness is no longer simply the output of your own work… you need others to buy-in if you’re going to succeed. Whether supervising others, working to get buy-in on a project or championing a change, you now need to influence others towards a desired outcome. And the higher you want to go, the more critical influencing skill becomes.

Tame Your Job Stress Tiger

If you are good at your job, you may find yourself being tasked with additional work such as implementing new initiatives or working with high profile clients. It is a common trend – those who do good work get more work. This can leave high-performing and trusted...

3 TED Talks That Will Inspire You To Make a Bold Career Move

Taking the first step to make a big change is difficult.  Sometimes a good pep talk is all it takes to push us into action. If you are considering looking for a new job or taking on a new leadership role at work, or even making a wholesale change of direction in your...

Choosing the Right Coach

Thinking about working with a professional coach?  You’re not alone. For many, work satisfaction has a large impact on overall happiness.  A Frontiers in Psychology study found that higher job satisfaction is associated with higher life satisfaction. Those who...

3 Standout interview questions to ask to get hired

Abridged From: Career Nook One iron-clad job interviewing rule is: Always have questions of your own to ask. Here are 3 great questions to ask in your next interview: "What qualities does the perfect candidate have for this job?" Ask this near the beginning of the...

DOS AND DON’TS FOR A VIDEO INTERVIEW

Leading video conference tools (SKYPE, GoToMeeting and others) are becoming ubiquitous tools for recruiting.  You can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages (using Skype's software) on your computer and/or mobile device just over the internet. Many of the...