Articles & Advice

image4 Employee Engagement Trends That Leaders Need To Know
From Forbes

This article is first in a series focused on employee engagement.

With rapid changes in technology, demographics and social norms/lifestyles, the workforce is changing at break neck speed. The workplace of today is definitely not that of just a few years ago, and one area that has changed most significantly is employee engagement. With historically low unemployment levels, the days of hiring employees who are excited to just “have a job” may be a vestige of the past, and motivating and retaining the best talent has become as challenging today as it is important. Arguably an organization’s success is highly correlated to its ability to retain top talent and maintain high levels of employee engagement throughout the organization so let’s examine four key trends every leader should know. Read More…

importantHow To Be The CEO of Your Own Career
From The Foundation For Economic Education

hether you’re a young graduate just starting your career or someone who is feeling the vocational version of the “Seven Year Itch,” the secret to professional development is taking control of the direction of your career. Many young professionals have been taught to ask for permission and seek guidance at every turn. At times this is understandable because young professionals have much to learn. But, it is easy to misapply this lesson and end up feeling a lack of control over your own career.

Professional success starts with being the CEO of your own career. Ray Kroc, the visionary who took McDonald’s restaurants from seven small locations to the global chain it is today, once said, “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Read More…

resume_readingWe asked pro resume coaches to name one thing they wish everyone knew
From MSN

Resumes…nobody likes writing them. But unless you’re, say, a cranberry bog harvester or a deep sea fisherman, chances are you’re going to need one.The art of writing the perfect resume, however, is a mysterious one. There are countless small variables to consider. And opinions on what you should and shouldn’t put on a resume vary drastically. Should you include your date of college graduation? Some would say absolutely. Others would say that’s a rookie mistake.

So where is a hapless job seeker to turn for solid advice on what makes a great CV? To the experts, of course. In an effort to dispel the shroud of mystery – and anxiety – that shrouds crafting a resume for many people, we tapped a group of professional career coaches and resume writers for the one thing they wish job applicants knew about resumes. Here’s their best advice. Read More…