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“Technology is Everyone’s Business” – For Strategic Career Planning

Posted on April 14, 2014

Earlier this year PricewaterhouseCoopers released its 2014 US CEO Survey. This document is a road map for business trends in the US and globally. More importantly for you, it is a glimpse into the future that will impact your career, enabling you to start preparing for the future now. Wouldn't it…

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail And What You Can Do To Succeed

Posted on January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!! Soon after the cheers and toasts of the New Years Eve celebrations fade away we start up with our New Year's Resolutions to do better next year. Whether it's losing weight, getting in shape, or focusing on our family or career many of us make resoutions and…

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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: Career Evaluation Going Into The Holiday Season

Posted on November 1, 2013

Before the holiday season is upon you it's time to prepare for the career opportunities that will be coming your way. Whether you're looking for long term career development or something more short term like a new job, the holidays are a great time to get yourself to the next…

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Career Vision Statements: What Is One and Why Is It Important?

Posted on October 30, 2013

The Vision Statement is an important tool we can borrow from the business world to apply to your career. A Vision Statement is a short description of your career aspirations. The vision statement is descriptive of more than just your title and describes what you're doing and the impact you…

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Planned Obsolescence – Key Business Concept For 21st Century Careers

Posted on October 23, 2013

Planned Obsolescence is another business concept that you need to think about when developing your career strategy. When considering your career development trajectory in the rapidly changing, technological world of the 21st Century skills obsolescence is an issue workers of all ages and types need to consider from both the…

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Business Trends Should Influence Your Career Strategic Planning

Posted on October 16, 2013

A recent Business Insiderarticle, Here's What Banking And Money Will Be Like 30 Years From Now, By Geoff Williams highlights the reasons why you need to stay abreast of business trends in managing your career. Why Mr. Williams article about the future of banking is not about career development, the implications for…

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How to Evaluate Your Career Progress – Career Strategic Planning

Posted on October 14, 2013

Is your career developing the way you would like it to? Is it time to pick up the pace? Learn a new skill? Or even change jobs or career direction? James Caan, a LinkedIn Contributor and serial entrepreneur, explores these questions in his article, How To Take Control Of Your Career…

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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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