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Take Charge of Your Career

5 Easy Steps to Get a Stalled Career Moving Again We all have commitments: life, family and work typically take center stage for busy professional women. But as they do, career goals may get put on the back burner — or even forgotten about all together. The next thing you know, your career has a life of its own and it’s carrying you away from your intended direction. So what happened? How did your career get so off-course? When did you turn your time, on a daily basis, over to something tha

How To Go Above And Beyond At Work For Career Success

Long days, short deadlines, and never-ending workplace demands will take their toll. And with the transition to remote work this past year, no doubt you’re feeling the impact. Still, with all that’s changing in the world of work, your career success depends on whether you go above and beyond or settle with mediocrity. Let’s start with your “Why?” If you prioritize career success, you need to build career capital. This is what you exchange for the career of your dreams. For example, if you want

The new trends in interviewing | CareerBuilder

Just like fashion, new trends are always emerging for interviewing platforms. Yet, making a career transition is tough enough without focusing valuable energy on pursuing the latest bells and whistles. Though some may not be your preferred style, there will always be a “new black” that recruiters are ready to try on during an interview. The idea is not to chase the trends but be cognizant, and capable, of successfully navigating the ones that come your way. Group Interviews Somewhere along yo

10 Tips for Networking Rehabilitation

Creator and sole contributor to award-winning blog: KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC. The word “networking” can make many cringe. Somewhere along the line, this vital process in career advancement garnered a tainted reputation, a few battle scars, and an unjustifiably abused moniker. Perhaps, it stems from those who’ve misused networking to gain unfair advantages in their graceless quest to climb the corporate ladder. Or maybe networking’s a victim of word association, as it’s often paired with strong arm sales techniques. It could also be that networking is simply misunderstood

How to Build Self-Discipline Into Your Personal and Professional Life

Accountability, mental strength and self-discipline all go hand in hand. These are critical habits to hone for success and happiness. Why? Well if you want to make any marked progress in your career and life, you need to hold yourself accountable, be disciplined in your actions and have the mental strength to push through obstacles and set backs. “Self-discipline is defined as ‘the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right de

Council Post: Employee Engagement Is Not Just A State Of Mind

It's important that we recognize the "realness" of employee engagement. It's not just a state of mind, a fuzzy feeling or emotional blanket that keeps us warm on cool winter months. Employee engagement is a validated psychological state, often measured by increased performance and productivity amongst other positive business outcomes. Therefore, it needs to be taken seriously, fostered and supported by all levels and prioritized as a key element of organizational success. Some of the ways emplo

Council Post: How To Make Your First 90 Days At A New Company Count

Stepping into a new role can be challenging. New places, faces, cultures and expectations can overwhelm you, and it’s not uncommon for many professionals to second-guess their decision to start somewhere new once the novelty of the first few days fades away. But the first 90 days are critical. So in order to not lose your momentum, enter with a plan for achieving your most important objectives and standing out as a high-potential or innovative leader. Whether you're an incoming graduate or a ne

Council Post: Employee Engagement Is Not Just A State Of Mind

It's important that we recognize the "realness" of employee engagement. It's not just a state of mind, a fuzzy feeling or emotional blanket that keeps us warm on cool winter months. Employee engagement is a validated psychological state, often measured by increased performance and productivity amongst other positive business outcomes. Therefore, it needs to be taken seriously, fostered and supported by all levels and prioritized as a key element of organizational success. Some of the ways emplo

A Tale of Three Applicants

Once upon a time there were three applicants up for a procurement position. The first applicant possessed all the competencies required, but lacked personality. She offended two panel members with her apparent lack of team engagement and even provoked one of them into an argument. The second candidate was short on experience but made up for it in charm. He wooed the panel with his friendly disposition and perfect responses, despite his inability to back up his claims with concrete experienti
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