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10 ways to recover from a job interview stumble

Job interviews are nerve-racking for even the most polished candidates and it’s all too easy to succumb to foot-in-mouth disease. Among the worst …

Are You Being Ageist Against Young Interviewers?

As a career strategist, I often come to the defense of older workers who experience ageism. However, I don't talk enough about "reverse ageism" — in …

Career Development

4 Ways Leaders Jeopardize Employee Engagement

rawpixel / PixabayEvery leader wants to see their employees engaged, truly locked in to the work they’re doing. What some leaders forget is that …

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

How To Recognize (And Overcome) Your Unconscious Biases In Hiring

If you have a brain, you’re automatically biased. Here’s how you can prevent this thinking from affecting your decision-making.<p>A lot has been written in the last year about Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and the recent steps taken by major players like Google and Intel to address the …

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

Can HR Become Agile?

It’s exciting to read the headline of the current issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) for a trio of important articles: “HR Goes Agile.” Of the three articles, this review will begin with the first piece by Professors Peter Cappelli and Anna Tavis—which is presented as a status report on HR’s …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

It's 2018 and People Still Hate Millennials. Here Are 4 Reasons Why

There's a reason why millennials are the most hated generation ever but no one is talking about it.<p>Millennials may be the most hated generation ever. Why? Well, the reason that older generations (Gen X and Baby Boomers) despise their millennial colleagues in the workplace is probably not what you …

Demographics

Nine Strategies To Keep Unconscious Bias Out Of Your HR Department

Everyone is biased in some way. It’s part of being human — your background and experiences can shape the way you see the world, whether that’s positively or negatively. Sometimes we realize it, sometimes we don’t, but we are often driven to make decisions based on our biases.<p>While you can’t fully …

How to Get the Most Out of Millennial Workers

Don't settle for an underemployed and disengaged Millennial workforce. Here are four ways to transform Millennials into high performers.<p>Most managers who see an empty chair at a Millennials' desk or see a Millennial sinking a lot of time into social media while on the job would chalk his or her …

Employee Engagement

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for at every level.<p>Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence …

Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR

The subject of sexual misconduct at work is dominating mainstream conversation and board room agendas. This doesn’t just mean men and women who run large global enterprises, Fortune 500 behemoths, film studios, and media platforms. The conversation is happening in small businesses as well.<p>In the …

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout

Dorothea loved her new workplace and was highly motivated to perform. Her managers were delighted with her high engagement, professionalism, and dedication. She worked long hours to ensure that her staff was properly managed, that her deadlines were met, and that her team’s work was nothing short …

Employee Engagement

Why You Should Ditch This 1 Common Interview Question (And Ask This Instead)

Everyone asks this question at interviews, and everyone uses the same strategy in answering it. Never again ask a candidate "what are your weaknesses."<p>I have a colleague who is legendary at Muskingum University. He is Professor of Business Charlie Drubel, and he built the business program at our …

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

What to Do If You’ve Already Abandoned Your New Year’s Resolution to Get a New Job

According to research published by the New York Times, one in four of us has abandoned our New Year’s resolutions by January 8. Some resolutions are too daunting for people to follow through on. That’s especially true of any “new year, new job” resolution.<p>If you are one of those who are bored, …

The Right Response Is Not Always Instant

Some time ago, a former client called me in a panic: Her CFO wanted to start several process simplification projects immediately — and she needed a …

7 bad answers to common job interview questions

It's the first big step towards finally getting the job of your dreams. To recruiters, however, it's all just a part of the daily grind.<p>After all, professional recruiters often conduct hundreds, if not thousands, of interviews per year.<p>Now, that's not to discourage you or suggest that recruiters …

Employment

An interview coach says there’s a right way to answer the dreaded salary history question

• Your current salary<br>• Your expected salary<br>• How badly you need or want the job<p>The salary range for the position<br>• The overall compensation budget available<br>• How many of these positions they’re trying to fill<br>• How long they’ve been trying to fill the position<br>• How badly they need to fill the position<br>• How many …

Career Development

Be Prepared to Answer These 10 Questions on Your Next Interview

1. Tell me about the 3 most pivotal leadership experiences in your career. What did you learn? How do you apply that today?<p>2. How do you approach someone who is not cooperative?<p>3. Tell me about the opportunity or event that made you grow the most as a leader.<p>4. What is your personal professional …

Employment

You Can’t Delegate Talent Management to the HR Department

Successfully identifying, developing, and retaining leadership talent is critical for any organization’s long-term success. That’s why many of them, particularly the largest ones, rely on full-time “talent management” professionals, who work in coordination with other parts of HR.<p>These talent …

Time Off for Interview

Getting time off work to attend a job interview can be a tricky task. There are only so many times you can call in sick before you get yourself into …

Employment

10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know It)

Usually, the people who influence us the most aren't even aware of it.<p>We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.<p>We think of leadership as a title that has to be deserved or earned.<p>But leaders are rarely, if ever, born. If …

The Massive Mistake You Didn't Realize You're Making on LinkedIn

If you're among the many professionals making this mistake on LinkedIn, it's costing you countless potential clients. Here's how to fix it.<p>To this day, it kills me.<p>I can't believe I'd been making what now, in retrospect, seems like such a massive mistake with my LinkedIn profile.<p>But it wasn't</i> …

Four Common Job Search Mistakes You Might Be Making

You often know when you’ve just made a big mistake in your job application. You forget to attach your resume. You send the wrong version. You address …

Google Just Revealed the Incredibly Simple Formula for Killer Résumés

Search giant's human resources chief offers words of wisdom on framing your strengths.

Making Exit Interviews Count

An international financial services company hired a midlevel manager to oversee a department of 17 employees. A year later only eight remained: Four had resigned and five had transferred. To understand what led to the exodus, an executive looked at the exit interviews of the four employees who had …

Penguin Random House Remove Degree Requirements for New Jobs

Penguin Random House publishers recently announced that they are doing away with university degree requirements for its new jobs in an attempt to …

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