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6 Ways You’re Making Yourself Look Less Professional

One of the key steps in your personal branding journey is working out exactly what you want to project. In fact, it’s the first thing you need to do. You may want to brand yourself as an innovator, a fountain of knowledge or a creative...Show More Summary

The Interview Is Not a Chat But Trust Building

Even if you’re told the interview is just an informal chat, don’t believe it. The interview is a business transaction whereby both parties are exploring the opportunity to initiate a work relationship. But if you stop and think about...Show More Summary

Optimize Your Brand’s Website for More Visibility

A good reputation online starts with a professional presence online for your personal brand. The design and content of your website is the first impression your visitors encounter, which will cause them to either leave or want to know...Show More Summary

Stuff the Capitalist (aka KD) Likes: Sports Movies I Can Relate to HR...

Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the...

The Surprising Most Satisfying Job

Do you want a job that you love? That is likely to bring you satisfaction? Then you’ll want to pursue the job that is most likely to bring you great satisfaction. Unfortunately, it won’t bring you a paycheck. Homemaker came out on top of life satisfaction survey conducted by LV Insurancecompany in the United Kingdom. […]

A Social Media Presence Is Not Optional [infographic] – Friday Distraction

I ran across an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website recently titled, “Job Seekers Need to be on Social Media.” But what struck me about the piece was the subtitle, “It’s practically mandatory for job seekers to have a presence online.” Part of me wonders if this is old news. Show More Summary

Does Changing Company Culture Mean You Must Change Leadership

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about how individuals can change company culture. I later received a note on Twitter with a great question: A change in company culture = A change in leadership. You can’t change the leopard’s spots...Show More Summary

Slow Down to Speed Up

Have you heard this before? What happens when you go too fast? Are you at your best when rushed? What if you could just slow down? The idea for “Slow Down to Speed Up” is not new and it’s certainly not my idea. For thousands of years there have been practitioners of this art. Show More Summary

Why being admired is overrated

We are driving to cello lessons in Madison. Maybe you realize that just last week I wrote about about driving to cello lessons in Madison. Maybe my drives to Madison will be like Monet’s cathedrals: I’ll just keep popping them out, each written from a different angle, and you will learn to see the nuances...

Preparing Your Workplace for the Unexpected

Luckily, apart from the Cavaliers breaking the 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland, the list of reasons that your company may need to, or as in the case of Wednesday’s Victory Parade, choose to, close its doors orShow More Summary

Top Business Process Pitfalls to Avoid

Business process improvement requires good business process visibility, or the ability to accurately and completely view the processes, transactions and other activities operating within an enterprise. In particular, it ensures that the business has a complete and accurate picture of...

What’s Behind LinkedIn’s Big Compensation Problem

Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion was big news, but The New York Times has theorized a non-public reason for the sale: LinkedIn’s compensation problems. It seems that LinkedIn gave a huge percentage of its compensation in stock. While many people enjoy this-if the company you work for does well, you can have a […]

Meet Fear Head On to Reach Your Peak

Not everyone was born to take risk. But sometimes circumstance calls upon us to do so. When a once in a lifetime opportunity is presented, we have to say “Yes!” or the regret of not having done so will remain. Make it a habit to accept and quietly go get help to boost confidence. Show More Summary

Brain Training and the Placebo Effect

Here’s another article about brain training that popped up in my news feed this morning, about a study finding that any perceived benefits may simply be the placebo effect at work, while the training itself is potentially irrelevant....Show More Summary

ABOUT KEVIN LOVE: When You Recruit A Star, It Makes Sense to Maximize Their Chances For Success...

Let's face it, HR leaders, it's happened to you and your organization. You had a key role available. You helped your organization go out and do what was necessary to get the best talent available. Then a funny thing happened...

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask, but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?” It made me think about how […]

8 LinkedIn Updates to Make Yourself More Hirable

When you’re on the job market, you can call on your LinkedIn connections — school affiliations, friends, friends of friends, former employers or coworkers — for assistance. Useful information is at your fingertips. Pity the poor jobShow More Summary

Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

“For every hour I spend writing, I spend three hours thinking about writing.” – Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME […]

Things to Keep in Mind While Doing an Internship

Doing an internship is a great opportunity to see what it is like to work in that position and company. It helps you to understand whether you are a good fit for the position and whether you want to do this as a career. However, there...Show More Summary

The Smartest "Hot Take" I've Read About the Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn...

Microsoft said last week that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in Microsoft’s history, unites two companies in different businesses: one a big maker of software tools, the other the...

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