Career Development

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A New Perspective on Work and Careers

Many baby boomers adhere to the old adage, “Don’t leave one job until you have another.” But this isn’t always true with the younger generation of workers. Many millennials and Gen Xers leave one job and pursue another because of long-term career goals, even if this means they must move home on an interim basis…

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How to Prevent Job Hopping with Career Pathing

In HR’s quest to prove ROI and tie itself to a company’s bottom line, there’s a lot of talk about best practices in hiring, onboarding and offboarding, creating and honing corporate culture, tending to the company’s brand proactively, and other issues that land squarely in HR’s wheelhouse. One issue that doesn’t get a lot of…

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My Take: Your Place of Employment Is an Important Community

If you think about all the time you spend with your colleagues, you will often discover you log more hours with them each week than you do any other person, even your spouse and children. This isn’t necessarily a negative, as coworkers can serve as a pseudo second family. Of course there’s work to be done,…

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3 Steps for Dealing with a Toxic Coworker

Harvard Business Review released the findings of their study of thousands of teams across all industries, sectors, and geographies to learn what makes some teams successful while others fail. What it boils down to is the quality of the team’s relationships. If you’ve got a supportive team, you’re set for success. But just one toxic team member…

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New Options Helps Ensure Your Resume Doesn’t Go Into a Black Abyss

It’s not easy being a job seeker today. Common technologies like applicant tracking systems (ATS) can make the application process feel robotic. Even if you are highly qualified for a position, you might still get a canned rejection letter. This leaves frustrated candidates wondering what else they can do. Technology has streamlined the hiring process from…

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How to Embrace the Automation Wave to Find a Secure Job in the Future

What was once just a warning from futurists is now happening across the country: Automation is taking over jobs. Manufacturing is the industry where automation is most significantly changing work processes, but it’s not stopping there. Automation is expanding beyond the warehouse to white-collar jobs that are labor intensive or have a significant amount of predictable…

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The 6-Month Exercise: Brilliant or Shortsighted?

In an interview with Business Insider, consultant and ex-Netflix chief talent officer Patty McCord recommends managers use the six-month exercise. It’s a seemingly simple three-step process. Step 1: Determine what your team needs to accomplish in six months that it is not currently doing. Step 2: Think about what needs to be done differently from what’s happening now. Step 3: In…

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