By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Coach
Interviewing can be one of the most stress inducing aspects of a job search, especially when you are new to the process. Speaking with someone you don’t know can be challenging under ideal conditions, much less when your goal of the interaction is to land your dream job.
Preparing for an interview … Read More »
In the CBS television show, Undercover Boss, senior leaders in these companies learn about the work lives that their employees experience, although in an unusual and perhaps somewhat directed, way. But the concept is solid.
In the high performance, values-aligned organizations we study, senior leaders don’t see the “live in your employee’s shoes” opportunity as once-in-a-career … Read More »
In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on hiring and retaining talented professionals with disabilities. And, great strides have been made to provide reasonable accommodations where needed to ensure these individuals are able to perform their jobs optimally.
For years, however, success in the professional realm has been linked to an employee’s ability to minimize, … Read More »
Congratulations. After weeks, or months, of job hunting, not only did you locate your “dream job” but they liked you and even hired you. You’re excited to start contributing to this organization, especially as they appear ready to let you implement your brilliant ideas at a paygrade you couldn’t even dream of complaining about. And … Read More »
As a speaker, author, and executive consultant I work with leaders at all levels of all kinds of organizations.
Because of my strong culture focus, it is impossible for me to go into an organization without automatically assessing the culture of their work environment. I observe and listen for how people are expected to behave, how people perform, … Read More »
For over a year we’ve worked together to create a Information Governance program for your organization and its a beauty! We’ve created a place for everything and everything is in it’s place, right? Well, not necessarily. There’s still this hidden undercurrent of information swirling around out there. You know what I’m talking about – your … Read More »
Do I know how to ask questions? What seems like a rhetorical question at best and an absurd question at worse, I am thinking the answer may be a soft no. I would like to think I know the grammatical and punctuation rules accompanying written questions, but some may disagree. However, to say I have … Read More »
Ah, networking. It took only one semester as a business major for me to loathe the term. Esteemed online reference Urban Dictionary offers several definitions for networking, including the blunt, yet oddly on point, headliner: “yuppie euphemism for kissing [ahem, tuchus] in order to get a job or obtain a raise or promotion.”
Further down the … Read More »
The words you speak have power because it represent your mindset. If you speak negatively, then your mind is only focus on the negativity, which leads to negative behavior.
For example, if you tell others that you don’t qualify for a job, then your mind is focused on the negativity of your lack of qualifications instead … Read More »
The month of May is a month for celebrating new beginnings. Weather patterns are turning, and summer is just around the corner. In the spirit of providing new beginnings for many children who need them, May also happens to be National Foster Care Month.
National Foster Care Month was established in 1988 by Ronald Reagan as … Read More »