What Is A Career Development Plan?
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Whether you are just beginning a career are in the midst of one, it is crucial you have a career development plan to follow. There are far too many variables and bumps in the road you will face along the way to pursue a career without an effective plan. Ideally, you should have a career guide from the beginning. Look at it as a roadmap that you would use when going on vacation. You are going to start at one point and pla...
Why Is It Important To Have A Career Development
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
There are few things as important as having a career development plan when it comes to excelling in life and accelerating in your chosen field. It is vital that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your career. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to your success not something you want to skip over. The purpose of a career development plan is to help you reach your goals. Ever...
Eight Reasons Why You Need a Personal Brand
by Stacey Lane - Feb, 2014
I used to be skeptical about personal brands. They felt contrived and a bit manipulative – and far too self-promotional for my liking. I like to think of myself as discerning – I hate feeling like I’m being sold on anything. I was wrong. Personal branding is just another way of saying that you’re clear about you. Your brand is your authenticity. It’s that simple. What shifted for me is that I see branding as a way to...
Ten Things for Your Professional Bucket List
by Tiffany Young - Jan, 2014
The traditional bucket list is a list of things to achieve before you die. I think this is an idea that can also be used by any young professional who wants to achieve specific career goals by a certain age. Creating a professional bucket list can put you in a position for a job promotion, a new career, or, better yet, let you explore something new. Here are ten things that young professionals should consider for their lis...
How learning his brand led to new-found confidence... and a job
by Stacey Lane - Jan, 2014
One of the best parts of my job is seeing clients be successful. Especially when their success comes as a bit of a surprise to them - unexpected or unintended success. That's what happened to Rob, one of my Brand You Boot Camp participants. What I love about his story, and why I asked him if I could share it with you, is that Rob was a bit skeptical about personal branding. You know I love a challenge! Rob has a backgr...
The Fine Art of Listening
by Brian Muys - Jan, 2014
As a communications professional, I take my obligation seriously to write and speak clearly and effectively when interacting with the media, senior executives or faculty, and co-workers. While this seemingly basic skill is not unique to my trade by any means, I’ve found it’s equally essential to respect and master the art of listening. Many of us, regardless of our specific job, are quick to brush off this advice and say t...
A Growth Mindset Can Increase Career Options for Females
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jan, 2014
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others? What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs an individual believes intelligence is a fixed trait and are therefore more likely to avoid c...
Have goals? Measuring progress gets you there faster!
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
Step 1: Set clear goals. Step 2: Choose metrics. Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year? For the future? So what’s your plan? It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don’t even know where to begin. To get started and keep moving toward your goals,...
The Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule – Why Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2014
"Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice." ~ Eric Butterworth from Spiritual Economics People who can stay on mission and on task with focused intensity for an entire decade are often world-class in their chosen are...
Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2014
Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as the chance to build on their education and experience. For 30- and 40-somethings, who are often facing stagnant wages as well as increasing household costs, they offer income and the chance to transition to self-employment. Meanwhile, for worke...
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