Articles & Advice

icon_questions3 Things You Likely Never Learned In School That Every Leader Must Know
From Forbes

Do you ever look around and think, “That person has it all figured out?” And, then, maybe you ask yourself, “What do I need to learn to get to that same level of understanding?” Education is priceless. It opens our minds to new ideas and fresh perspectives. But, no matter how far you go in academia, formal education often still falls short of giving us the answers to everything. Think about that for a second. Think about how many times in your life and career you’ve approached a situation somewhat blindly. You thought, “I’ve never done this before.” Or, you thought, “I never learned about this in school.” And, you questioned, “Will I be good at it?” Or, “Will I fail?”

These moments of unknowing—in both our personal and professional—lives can range anywhere from your first kiss goodnight, to your first time water skiing, to your first public speech, to your first management position, and even to your exit strategy and retirement. They are all the moments that make you pause and realize, “I’ve never done this. Nobody ever taught me how to do this. And, I may not be good at it.”  Read More…

handshake23 key things to ace the interview according to an expert
From Ladders

Gerri Bostick is a talent management consultant, executive coach and professional interviewer. With a B.A in Psychology from Winthrop University, in addition to being the recipient of a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, Bostick has procured years of experience manning the ever-changing job market.

Thankfully, the job hunt aficionado was willing to impart some wise and helpful nuggets of advice to Ladders on behalf of any young professional hoping to ace an upcoming job interview. Read More…

chessWhy We Don’t Take Our Own Career Advice
From Fast Company

Whether it’s the value of a good mentor, the benefits of self-employment, or guarding against career disruption, a majority of American workers know what’s best for their careers, yet they rarely take their own advice.

A recent survey of 3,000 American workers by Olivet University and Digital Third Coast found that 76% of respondents believe mentors are important for their professional development, yet only 37% have one.

A 2018 study by FreshBooks also found that 27 million Americans aspired to work for themselves by 2020, but a year later, the 2019 edition found that only 2 million had made the leap. Furthermore, multiple studies by Gallup, Quartz, and the Pew Research Center have shown that a majority of Americans believe automation and AI will displace a significant number of jobs, but not their own. Read More…