Tag: Career Development

How to Include Desired Salary in a Cover Letter (With Examples)

Creating the perfect cover letter is one of the most difficult challenges confronting job-seekers. That challenge is particularly acute when you’re asked to include information like your anticipated salary requirements. Since you understand that the wrong salary request may reduce […] The post How to Include Desired Salary in a […]

Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction. I don’t see how a dissatisfied employee becomes engaged. It seems like their dissatisfaction […]

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Leadership Coach

As a new executive or entrepreneur, you’re probably juggling what feels like a million competing priorities all at once. Big changes are happening all around you, and you need to learn quickly. No pressure.  Increasingly, new leaders are turning to leadership coaches for help with everything from developing 30/60/90 day […]

Resume Tips for Small Business Owners Returning to the Workplace (Examples)

Most of us at one time or another dream of quitting our jobs and opening our own businesses. After all, who wouldn’t love to be their own boss, right? Unfortunately, the entrepreneurial life isn’t for everyone, and experts estimate that […] The post Resume Tips for Small Business Owners Returning […]

The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo, I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes. I know how easy it is to use these […]

6 Differences Between An Internship and Apprenticeship

Internships and apprenticeships both give you hands on training, but that’s where the similarities end. While completing an internship is almost expected for any college graduate seeking employment, an apprenticeship (almost) guarantees you a high paying job once you successfully complete it. “The comparison between an internship and an apprenticeship is […]

Job Search Tips for Recent Grads and Students | Top 10 Tips

Graduation is always an exciting time for students, as it marks the end of a long educational journey and the beginning of an even longer career. Before that career can get underway, however, graduates need to find gainful employment. After […] The post Job Search Tips for Recent Grads and […]

SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential: All the Details

(Editor’s Note: There are A LOT of detail in this post about SHRM’s new talent acquisition specialty credential. You might want to consider bookmarking it for future reference.) A couple of month ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced a new specialty credential in talent acquisition that is […]

Top Job Search Tips in 2018 | 7 Tips to Double Your Interviews

Hiring is at a frenzy pace across the United States, with job openings in nearly every industry. Unfortunately for many job-seekers, however, it can still be a challenge to land a good job. That’s because too many candidates approach their […] The post Top Job Search Tips in 2018 | […]