Scotia Lockwood

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How To Build A Successful Mentoring Program

Talented employees are hard to find and even harder to keep. But being known for career development can set your company apart and give it a …

Creative ways to mitigate the monotony of the job search

Searching for a new job is a grind. It’s a painful process combing through hundreds of boring job descriptions, spending hours crafting cover letters …

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career

By Stacey Rivers | Author | Blogger<p>Share on:<p>If you believe that it is your manager's responsibility to guide your career, think again. I had the same …

How to Focus on Professional Growth in 2015

Was your 2014 as fulfilling as it was exciting? It certainly was a standout year for many companies and the professionals that drive behind them, …

The No. 1 Thing To Do When Job Hunting

Do you know what the single most important thing to do is when you’re looking for a job in 2015?<p>Get a referral into the employer. “I know of no other practice that will get you more success that that,” Gerry Crispin said during his keynote presentation to career coaches, resumé writers and …

Employment

Seven ways to slay the competition in your next interview

Congratulations! You did it: you landed an interview for a sought-after position at a top-notch company. You know the competition will be fierce. Who knows how many people will be competing for that coveted slot. It's more important than ever to be at your best so that you can trounce your …

The Do's and Don'ts for Taking the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never underestimate the value of a profile picture on LinkedIn. How you choose to present yourself in that tiny square says, if not necessarily a thousand words, certainly quite a bit to potential employers, partners and clients. Yes, …

The Top 6 Networking Turn Offs And How To Improve Body Language And Attitude

<i>Keeping your career on track is a challenge. In this series, we’ll look at what it takes to survive – and thrive – in 2015! This post touches on some key skills to master regarding networking and how to improve your body language if you need a new job to move your career forward.</i><p>No matter how many …

Employment

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

How To Foster Good Mental Health In The Workplace

The way employees think, feel, and behave can impact everything from productivity and communication to their ability to maintain safety. Promoting good mental health in the workplace could be one of the most important steps an employer could take to improve an organization.<p>Depression, anxiety, and …

Mental Health

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Job Hunting Advice from a Recruiter

The job market is improving, but it is still extremely competitive. If you are unemployed the best thing to do is stay busy doing all you can to make …

How Recruiters Really Look at Your LinkedIn Profile and Online Resume

TheLadders conducted a study tracking the eye movements of recruiters when looking at resumes (online and off) and LinkedIn profiles. Besides …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

How LinkedIn Helps Women Shatter The Glass Ceiling

LinkedIn is no longer an add-on career management activity; it has become essential for anyone who is serious about career advancement. And for women, who comprise only 23 of the S&P 500’s CEOs according to Catalyst, LinkedIn is poised to become a sledgehammer that will help tear down the glass …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

Who Needs Another Self-Help Series?

In 2012 an estimated 43.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. suffered from a mental illness (NIMH). That’s 18.6% of all American adults – an …

When You Realize You’ll Never Get Your Dream Job

I once had dreams of becoming like Bruce Springsteen. Now, at age 62, I write about him, go to his shows, sing along to his songs in my car, teach my children about his significance, use his works in my Wharton classes, and even serve as a Guest DJ on <i>E Street Radio</i>. But despite my earlier wishes to …

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Instructions: For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in …

21 Job Interview Tips Everyone Should Know

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Find the Career Coach Who’s Right for You

When you’re in the midst of a mid-career crisis or professional reinvention, the right career coach can be a lifesaver, helping you identify potential future directions and the path to reach them. But how do you find the right one? As an unregulated industry, anyone can hang a shingle and declare …

4-Week Weight Training Plan for Women

To keep the pounds at bay, cut back on cardio for a few weeks to focus on strength training exercises that increase metabolism and build lean …

Exercise

Your 10 common job interview questions, answered

MANILA, Philippines – A job interview isn’t just about a set of questions and a perfect set of answers. Nerves, tension, timing, moods – all of these …

No Gear? No Problem! How to Get Your Workout in With Nothing But a Wall

A quick workout with no bike? We’re in!<p>Ideally, you’d be able to fit in a bike ride whenever you want. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way, and sometimes that just doesn’t work out. When you’re in a time pinch, this five-exercise circuit can get you moving. Do three sets, resting a minute …

LinkedIn Profile Tips

Creating a better LinkedIn profile, and optimising it for searches, is the best thing you can do for your recruitment prospects. Surveys regularly report that over 90% of recruiters now use the platform to find new candidates and fill the most sought-after roles. Like all social media, LinkedIn is …

Employment

Self Reliance: Interviewing for Success - Tips from Professionals

If the idea of a job interview scares you, then you’re not alone.<p>David Reeve, manager of the LDS employment resource center in Lethbridge, Canada, …

Future Of Work: Using Gamification For Human Resources

2015 will be the year gamification inside the workplace migrates from a few isolated pilots to a new way to engage and recognize high performing employees. Gamification takes the essence of games — attributes such as fun, play, transparency, design, competition and yes, addiction— and applies these …

The Workplace