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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: Leveraging LinkedIn For Career Development

Posted on October 11, 2013

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Is your LinkedIn profile filled in with descriptions of your current and past positions? How many connections do you have? What do you know about your connections and what do they know about you? The key to successfully using LinkedIn to help develop your…

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Are Personality Assessment Helpful Or Misguided For Your Career?

Posted on October 9, 2013

Recently on LinkedIn there have been several articles by featured authors that are highly critical of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and other personality assessments.(You can see my comments on one of the articles, Personality Tests: Modern Day Phrenology).  Why is it that businesses like these assessments and others, especially academics,…

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Siemens cuts 15,000 – Is Your Career Prepared For a Layoff?

Posted on October 2, 2013

Earlier this week Siemens announced it was eliminating 15,000 jobs (See Siemens cuts 15,000 jobs in six billion euro savings drive). What would you do if you were one of those 15,000 people? Think it can't happen to you? Just last week BlackBerry announced it was laying of 35% of its…

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Three Ways Helping Others Is Good For Your Career

Posted on September 25, 2013

There is a fundamental truth in business that often gets lost in the quest for sales and revenue. All business is about helping people. Whether it is people in a corporation or individual consumers, people are looking for help to accomplish something and that’s why they are going to hire you…

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What Can You Learn About Career Development From Blackberry?

Posted on September 23, 2013

At the end of the day on Friday we were again reminded about how quickly your job, and potentially your career, can come to an end.  Along with the announcement of a surprising nearly $1 billion loss, Blackberry announced it was laying off 35% of its workforce – that’s 4,500…

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Social Media & Personal Branding In Your Career Development Strategy

Posted on September 18, 2013

Do you have a social media strategy as part of your career development strategy?  If you don't, now is the time start. Take a look at these results from the 2013 Social Recruiting survey by Jobvite: 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn,…

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The Foundation of Career Development- Personal Values

Posted on September 16, 2013

Let us suppose that we were asked for one all-purpose bit of advice for management, one truth that we were able to distill from the excellent companies research. We might be tempted to reply, "Figure out your values system. Decide what your company stands for." – Thomas J. Peters &…

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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: Understand Your Motivation To Be More Engaged

Posted on September 13, 2013

In our busy daily lives at work and home it is rare to take a few moments out of our day to ask a simple, yet challenging question –  Why Am I Here? Not the big question about why are you alive, but why are you working where you are? What…

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Remembering 9-11: Leadership Development In A Crisis In The Office

Posted on September 11, 2013

Crisis like 9-11 are outside our experience and as a result we're naturally unsure of how to respond, both personally and professionally. It's at times like these we naturally look to our leaders to answer questions like: What should we do? Often the first leader you turn to is your…

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Creative Destruction In Career Development: Learning and Unlearning

Posted on September 9, 2013

Creative destruction is often talked about in terms of product development. Let's take it out of this context and put int in the context of the product of you, your career development. Creative destruction is the process of creating a new and better product that destroys the need for your…

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