How Soft Skills in Business Impact Employability

By | March 29th, 2018|Career Advice, Career Development, Employee Communications|

The Skills You Need While it’s most likely you have heard the term “soft skills” mentioned in today’s job market, it’s quite possible you haven’t explored exactly all it encompasses. According to the Collins English Dictionary, soft skills are the “desirable qualities for certain forms of employment that [...]

Revisiting the Basics When Creating Your Personal Brand

By | March 22nd, 2018|Branding, Career Advice, Career Development, Dressing for success, Personal Branding, Social Media|

Anyone who has spent more than a moment in the executive business realm has likely encountered the term, “personal branding”.  Years ago, personal branding may have included little more than a well-designed business card. However, in today’s media-rich and increasingly personalized society, developing an effective [...]

Important Tips for Presenting Topics of Concern to Your Boss

By | February 15th, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Employee Communications, Workplace Issues, Workplace issues|

Dealing with challenges and obstacles is often a daily reality of the workplace, from the small and mundane all the way up to the wildly unexpected. How they are handled, however, is what sets true professionals apart from the average worker. As a point of [...]

Three Ways to Creatively Boost Your PR Strategy

By | December 29th, 2017|Branding, Business Marketing and Promotions, Career Advice, Promotions|

If you have found yourself aimlessly searching for new ideas to enhance your public relations tactics, it may be time to view your approach from an entirely new angle. Whether seeking to advance your own personal brand or that of your organization, it’s always important [...]

Didn’t Get the Job? How to Use the Experience to Your Advantage

By | December 9th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Job Search, Job Search Tips|

We’ve all been there: You’ve put in the leg-work, followed up with all the right people, you even had a potential contact within the company pulling for you; and yet, you didn’t get the job. There are understandable levels of frustration present when you feel [...]

6 Tips for Explaining Your Technical Job to Non-Tech Individuals

By | November 27th, 2017|Career Development, Employee Communications, Technology|

If you are one of the approximate 7.3 million U.S. workers employed in the tech industry, you have likely been called upon to describe the details of your job to an individual who may not have the technical savvy or expertise to understand exactly what [...]

Informational Interviews: Understanding the Basics

By | October 18th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Interviewing, Job Search Tips, Networking|

What is an informational interview? Also referred to as an “informational conversation”, an informational interview is a type of meeting where job seekers attempt to obtain guidance on their career of choice, industry, as well as the corporate culture of a potential future place of employment. Meanwhile, [...]

What To Do When You’re Dissatisfied With Your New Job

By | October 14th, 2017|Advice for New Hires, Employment Exit Advice|

You have finally secured a position at that illustrious company you have been eyeing for several years now. After a series of interviews with the organization’s most relevant decision-makers, you are hoping this will be the job where you can finally settle in, long-term. However, [...]

Recovering After a “Less Than Perfect” Performance Review

By | October 7th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development|

As conscientious employees, we always strive for our absolute best. However, there may be the rare occasion when our work performance leaves some room for improvement. Whether due to a challenging personal issue, a workplace conflict, or an unusually arduous project or task assignment; negative [...]

Tech Employment Opportunities: Still Ranked Near the Top in U.S.

By | September 29th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Job Analytics|

When you compare the number of job openings available, the overall job satisfaction rating, and the rate of remuneration, skilled technical jobs are among the leaders.  Why?   Beyond Compensation First, let’s discuss this topic of salary.  The top 10 Tech Jobs right now have [...]