Best Jobs For…

FOCUS ON: Best Jobs for Americans According to Glassdoor, Data Scientist tops the list of the 50 Best Jobs in America. Three engineering jobs made the top 10, as did jobs in HR management and occupational therapy. The three factors that determined these results were number of job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction rating. […]

Networking in the 21st Century

FOCUS ON: Leveraging Relationships for Success A tech expert and Harvard Business Review contributor explains why networking is more important in the 21st century. Watch the video, shared on theMuse.com JOB SEARCHING: Alternatives to LinkedIn Joining or being active in a professional network is an effective method of job searching. Is LinkedIn the best one […]

Supervision

FOCUS ON: Federally Mandated Training of Supervisors Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Federal Supervisor Training Act keeps the spotlight on federal personnel, hiring, and performance management issues. The possibility of big improvements in areas that affect employee morale and productivity could result from such a bill. If this bill passes, the first 12 months on the job […]

New Growth in Spring

 FOCUS ON: Adult Learners Are Different Practitioners who encourage clients to pursue professional development (or want to pursue it for themselves) need to understand the principles behind adult learning. This will help the adult keep the end goal in mind, while selecting a practical program that is self-directed. When adults get too pressed for time […]

Execute is One Key for the Executive

FOCUS ON: Climbing the Ladder Define, share and network are the keywords for those who want to move up. Volunteering and staying current are also valuable tasks. Reposition yourself with these strategies from an executive and career reinvention coach.  JOB SEARCHING: How Do You Want to be Perceived? How might you be considered for advanced […]

Positive Reactions and Healthy Encounters with Disabled Workers

 FOCUS ON: Overcoming Unemployment Fear of liability and expensive accommodations in addition to bias, stereotypes and lack of awareness have been found in HR and hiring managers which result in higher unemployment for people with disabilities. Help the disabled workers to conquer those issues with integrity, attendance, work ethic and social skills. Read more. FOR […]

Cultural Fit

 FOCUS ON: What is Fit? A match with organizational values? Ability to get along with clients? Having fun with the interviewers? Pure chemistry? A match with diversity goals? Because the definition of “fit” determines who will get hired (which depends on who is doing the hiring), it is tough to predict on-the-job success. Knowing that […]

Retention

FOCUS ON: Employee Career Development Key reasons organizations support internal employee development include stress reduction, a focus on the long-term, in preparation for massive baby-boomer retirement, avoidance of attrition costs and the maintenance of intellectual capital. To make these efforts work, employees and managers need to be given the concepts, tools and practical experience. Read […]

Virtual Work

FOCUS ON: Turning the Disadvantages of Virtual Work into Advantages If your client is hesitant to become a virtual employee, counsel them to look for well organized teams and opportunities for videoconferencing. The geographic distance can lead to lack of trust unless informal communication occurs (e.g., videoconferencing or chat time). Organized teams offer carefully constructed […]

College Costs

FOCUS ON: The Value of On-Campus Employment Yes, students can get jobs on-campus, but do they see how these typically mundane tasks (e.g., copying, filing, emptying trash) relate to life after graduation? Most likely students take on-campus jobs for the income or convenience and may not recognize their wider value. Career counselors can offer a […]