Personality

FOCUS ON: Psychological Team Roles Focusing on personality, in addition to functional skills, results in more effective teams. Assessing new team members’ impact on team performance and dynamics, may result in pivotal insights. Read more. FOR PRACTITIONERS: An Effective Counselor’s Personality Describing the personality of a counselor in general (and perhaps a career counselor in […]

Powerful People

FOCUS ON: Who Are the Movers and Shakers? Probably best defined as “those who shake the foundations of conventional thinking by the strength of their imagination and vision,” the term “movers and shakers” seems to have several applications depending on the view of the origin. Regardless, the current term seems to be applied exclusively to […]

Interviewing

FOCUS ON: Interviewing Practices How employment interviews came to be and what methods work doesn’t matter as much as what is perceived to be good practice yet now considered to be flawed. For example, the behavioral interview questions may favor story-tellers and thus not appropriate in all cases (e.g., it may be more applicable to […]

School’s NOT Out

FOCUS ON: Learning in the Workplace Employers may encourage learning a variety ways and not just by offering monetary incentives. Modeling learning and track the learning aid in the success of employees’ growth. Read more about this optimal workplace behavior from this Kubicle blog. YOUR LIBRARY: Seek Advice From Former Students A book (available on […]

Over 55

FOCUS ON: Ageism and Older People Identifying ageism for what it is is the first step in changing attitudes. Because people are working long and living longer, ageism can occur more often. Read more from Career Pivot. JOB SEARCHING: 55 and Scared Losing ones retirement plan (or not having one) is motivation for working harder […]

Project Management and Careers

FOCUS ON: Project Management Skills Keeping work on schedule is a skill most project managers possess. The same skill can be applied to a job search or leadership role. Project managers’ tricks may include making tomorrow’s to-do list at the end of today, checking email less, rethinking deadlines and avoiding procrastination. Read more from Payscale.com […]

Guiding Gen Z

FOCUS ON: Describing the Gen Z Lifestyle Trying to connect with recent college graduates as they enter the workforce? Understanding anyone born after 1995 requires a look at their media consumption, brand interests, entrepreneurial bent, marketing eye, and desire to co-create culture. The need to learn about Gen Z has resulted in a number of […]

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. […]

Building Trust

FOCUS ON: Trust and Team-building Getting everyone on the team to go the extra mile involves all the components of trust: telling the truth, avoiding bad-mouthing, fulfilling commitments, giving credit – and the list goes on. Building “psychological safety” i.e., “the belief that you won’t be punished” requires trust. Having trust on the team means […]

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 […]