When you’re looking for a job, you’re competing against the clones — other candidates who all look the same on paper. Don’t be a clone. Stand out. The post Want to Get Hired? Stop Fighting the Clone Wars and Show How You’re Different appeared first on Brazen Life.
#23 Adopt a “Servant Leadership” Mindset – Here is a powerful truth: To serve is to connect. This is the notion behind servant leadership. “Servant leaders” connect with the people they lead because they view themselves as serving the people to help them better serve the organization’s mission. When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was struggling to [...]Show More Summary
I swear that every kid who grows up in Connecticut goes on a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village at some point. For me it wasn’t until 10th grade (and we were on our way back from a longer trip to Boston and Plimoth Plantation), but I think most kids go earlier in their lives. […]
If anyone asked me if there was a bet I could not lose, it would be this: all of you out there have amazing business ideas bouncing around your head. How do I know this? Because – as someone who works in innovation – I have people tell me their ideas all the time. Show More Summary
The short answer? Yes. Even in the year 2014, you still need a resume. Resumes serve a purpose beyond finding a job. Resumes are a summary of your professional work experience. They can be used in a variety of instances like business proposals and when being considered for board positions (just to name a few). Show More Summary
Your target list Your target list should contain companies that could hire you. You should be looking for companies that are looking for your skill set. This is step one of Target the Company and Quit Chasing the Job or the Targeted Job Search. Let’s cover four sources to find these companies. 1. Show More Summary
I’ve heard that the way math is taught in schools has completely changed since I learned to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. That seems crazy to me, but I know that there is a ton of room for innovation in the way that we educate children. While there are certainly some great for-profit companies working […]
If you want to get hired and stay hired you need to know how hiring managers think. Since Google is setting the standard for attracting, hiring (and paying) top talent, examining and understanding their hiring standards and practices...Show More Summary
The best teams are greater than the sum of their parts. But for that to happen, they need a leader who can inspire and motivate every member to fulfill their potential. Some leaders struggle to provide the leadership needed to get the most out of members. Show More Summary
Do you only make sure bets? Do you ever take any risks? I’d guess the answer to these questions are no and yes. Life is a series of calculated risks. Everyone has to take risks every day. Whether they are as seemingly simple as whether...Show More Summary
If you haven’t been a victim of hacking yet, you will be. Even if you do everything in your power to protect your data, another party that you’ve trusted will have a breach at some point. Hopefully the companies that you trust are doing everything in their power to keep your data as secure as […]
If you’ve never been in the position to have a seat at the table when it comes to hiring your next boss, let me just tell you that it can be a strange experience. On one hand, it’s extremely valuable to have a say in who will lead your...Show More Summary
The right internship can be your audition to a rewarding career. Follow these tips to turn your learning experience into long-term employment. The post Impress the Boss and Kickoff Your Career With These Internships Dos and Don’ts appeared first on Brazen Life.
Recurring series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be...
We’ve spoken in countries starting with every letter except L, M, O, Q, R, V, W, X, Y, Z. That bugs me. This is how my mind works :-)
Over the last couple of years Google Plus has grown into a prominent social network, used by many personal brands and companies like Starbucks and Microsoft. And with the recent release of Google “Hummingbird,” influence on this network is more important than ever. Show More Summary
Finding the right workplace is more important than finding the right position. Know the questions to ask to find the perfect place to work. The post Ask These Interview Questions to Find the Right Workplace appeared first on Brazen Life.
The perfect workplace does not exist. All companies have problems. But great ones fix them and move on to newer and better problems.
Being successful in your career takes a number of different factors. Women have to work hard, be smarter, and strive to prove that they are qualified for whatever jobs they are undertaking. One of the biggest mistakes that women make in the workforce is in the image they present. Women not only have to have [...]Show More Summary
As a small business owner or solopreneur, you are in constant war with your competition for the attention and loyalty of a (sometimes-small) consumer group. Larger companies may have the resources and capacity to roll out massive marketing...Show More Summary