The other pandemic we’re ignoring

The #COVID19pandemic has exposed woeful inadequacies in the attention we pay to many vulnerable people in our society, perhaps none more so than the #women whose lives are a daily horror show as a result of #domesticviolence. We’ve heard a lot about this issue during the period of isolation imposed on us by the #virus,…

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3 Phrases That Are Making You Sound Naive (And What to Say Instead)

#Communication in the #workplace is a topic that’s been studied in many ways. And here’s a spoiler alert: the data always shows that effective workplace communication is crucial to personal #career growth. Yet even the most seasoned pros can inadvertently undermine themselves by not choosing their words carefully. Here are three common phrases that make…

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Now I’ve got the time, I’m sorting through the soundtrack of my life

The other morning, my significant other caught me stacking my album collection in alphabetical order. I was immediately accused of #selfisolation desperation (not without some justification, to be fair). However, this was a long-planned task made even more timely by being house bound. It was also challenging, given the volume and categories, thus a welcome…

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Three Powerful Strategies To Ace Your Virtual Interview – Get the edge in the new world of digital hiring

Hiring, like everything else in our #pandemified world, is going #virtual. And this isn’t just a stopgap measure that will fade away once the public health threat is over. Digital #hiring will become an integral part of future human capital strategy—and #jobseekers should take note. With unemployment hitting over 33 million, job-hunting is a hot topic.…

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The six #career stages to navigate

Careers can feel like a string of two- to five-year jobs. New titles or changes to a different organization usually mark the journey. But Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison says a better way to look at your career is that it evolves through six stages: First stage – follower: Your first job out of college…

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How to explain being fired to potential employers

#Job #interviews are stressful under the best of circumstances. So if you’ve been #fired, your nerves will likely go into overdrive, especially when they ask the inevitable question: “Why were you fired?” Just as you prepare answers for other common interview questions, it’s important to prepare an answer for this one. Rehearsing some go-to phrases will help…

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