Resume Strategies: Showcase Your Accomplishments

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Resume Strategies: Showcase Your Accomplishments

Posted on August 3rd, by Deb Wheatman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

If you have seen one list of functions for a particular job title, you have seen them all.   Yet, many candidates copy and paste the job description into the resume.  That signals to the hiring employer that you are either too lazy to craft a professional resume or that you did not perform beyond the … Read More »


Organizational Leaders: Their Work Habits

Posted on August 3rd, by Gabe Gabrielsen in Career Advice. No Comments

This is the third article in a series of five highlighting the simple differences between organizational managers and organizational leaders.  The first highlighted how great leaders write slightly different then Managers.  The second focused on the fact that great leaders dress a little different than most managers. This article will address the subtle, but noticeable, … Read More »


Office Politics: 3 Insightful Steps

Posted on August 3rd, by Erica Tew in on the job. 1 Comment

Company culture can make certain employers appealing, but it’s not until you start the job that you really begin to see the workplace politics.  In some cases, the politics don’t have a negative connotation. Some employers strive to make sure each employee is represented in the decision-making process. For other employers, there is a reliance … Read More »


Career Continuity Planning

Posted on August 3rd, by Camille Roberts in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Once upon a time, people accepted jobs right out of school and stayed in them until they retired, at which time they received a nice pension to help them through retirement. Those days are long gone!

Today’s employment environment is drastically different than it was for our parents and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. … Read More »


Recruiters: How Can They Guide You in Your Job Search

Posted on August 3rd, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

When job searching, you may wrestle over the option of “going it alone” or enlisting the services of a professional recruiter. Everyone’s situation is different, but if you suspect that you might be in a situation where the aid of a recruiter should be considered, there are some benefits to weigh in making that decision. … Read More »


Mentoring with the Heart of a Host

Posted on August 3rd, by Chip Bell in on the job. No Comments

Being a protégé in a mentoring relationship can feel like having to give a speech before a large group.  Now, there are obviously exceptions to this.  I do a lot of keynotes and I can’t wait to hit that stage.  But, there is a lot of research that says people’s greatest fear is speaking before … Read More »


7 Roles of an Exceptional Team Leader

Posted on August 3rd, by Karin Hurt in Career Advice. No Comments

Your department’s strategy is only as strong as the ability to execute at the frontline. You can have all the great plans, six sigma workouts, and brilliant positioning in the universe, but if the human beings doing the real work lack the competence, confidence, and creativity to pull it off, you’ll be muddling through.

The team … Read More »


The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

Posted on July 14th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact yet, you will, as soon as you make the total commitment to the ultimate goal of becoming a professional firefighter. After many years of observing entry-level … Read More »


How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’!

Posted on July 14th, by Oscar Pearson in on the job. No Comments

The only way to get anybody to do anything is by making them want to do it.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s entirely possible to intimidate, threaten or plead; but to what avail? One might reach his intended (if diluted) result, yet in doing so will have sacrificed his dignity and will heedlessly … Read More »


Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently

Posted on July 14th, by Saint Jude Retreats in on the job. No Comments

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs of alcohol use to the US economy annually top $223.5 billion dollars or $746 for every man, woman, and child. The cost of illicit drug use … Read More »