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  • Be Happy and Get Ahead

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you want to get ahead at work, then be happy, optimistic and full of energy. Those that lack positivity are not typically as successful. Resilience and optimism win over coworkers and supervisors rather than the opposite of negativity. Be happy and you’ll get ahead at the office. Here is why. Endless Possibilities Happy people have a competitive edge over their coworkers. They tend to see endless possibilities and angles to make things work. Negative people are limited because of their more narrow focus. When you are happier at work, you advance in...
  • 7 Reasons You Got Ghosted By A LinkedIn Connection

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Getting ghosted on a LinkedIn connection is one of the latest forms of rejection. Ouch. It’s happened to us all at some point. You connect with someone and then somehow it’s over and gone before you know it. How can you avoid getting ghosted on LinkedIn? Ghosting To define, ghosting is when someone suddenly stops communicating with another, and this is quite common with online networking. People are left wondering what went wrong and how could they have handled the situation better. 7 Reasons You May Get Ghosted While there are many reasons...
  • Interview Q’s – Blaze of Glory

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s over. Or is it? You’ve jumped through every hoop, answered each question, and completed all application and assessment paperwork. What else could there possibly be to score this job and win over your interviewer? One More Thing There is one more thing you must do. Make an unforgettable exit. The kind that makes you look more striking, completely employable, and like an irresistible hire. This all becomes possible depending on how your answer the most typical last interview question. The Question Prospective employers always ask if you have any questions for them....
  • You’re Miserable…So Quit Your Job!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You find yourself in the same spot every Sunday. You’ve already got a “case of the Mondays” as you look ahead to the following day. Literally, you hate your job. Despise it? Yes, that’s probably a better word. Every week, you think you’ve had enough and that it’s time to quit. Yet, you’re still there. Monday comes again and you continue the vicious cycle that you dislike so much. Why do you continue down this path? Fear Factor Fear often rears its ugly head when we try to embark on uncharted territory. The...
  • Are You an Exceptional CEO?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? What makes an exceptional CEO? No doubt, CEOs will face major challenges throughout their careers. Handling the pressures and intensity of such a role with excellence takes purpose, drive, and intention. Remarkable leaders are able to rise up, despite the circumstances, and work to bring the company and team to a successful place. The following three lessons are what were learned from a recent study on outstanding CEOs: An outsider that is hired in as CEO has an edge. Someone that is hired in rather than promoted as a CEO has a positive...
  • Surefire Ways to Get Promoted

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Wouldn’t you like to know how to secure an upcoming promotion? Imagine being able to tap into your supervisors thought processes and learn what it takes to get promoted. These tips will enable you to understand more of what bosses look for as they make their promotion decision. Stand out and you’ll find yourself in a new role by doing the following: Do the right thing. Supervisors likely promote those that do the basics well. In other words, do the right thing when it comes to showing up on time, not gossiping, and...
  • New Laws Banning the Salary History Question

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Potential new laws are on the horizon that would ban employers asking questions about salary history during the interview process. Cities such as New York City, San Francisco, and Massachusetts have already passed legislation that prohibits employers from requesting salary information from job candidates. Hefty fines will be imposed on those that do not comply. These laws are becoming more prevalent in order to counteract the disadvantages that salary history requests put on women and other minority groups. Often employers do not intend to use the info given about history against the candidate...
  • How To Transition Into A Leadership Role

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Congratulations, you’re transitioning into a new leadership role! While this may seem like a challenge, there are things to consider for a more seamless transition. As a new leader, the first impression you make with your team is crucial. Get things started off on the right foot and remember the following: Mistakes Are Inevitable No one is perfect which means that you’ll make some mistakes. Own up to them with your team. Apologize for the error rather than make excuses. Further, you’ll want to correct the situation quickly and then put it to...
  • How to Nail Your Video Interview

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The interview process is ever changing. Technology has made quite a difference over the years. One thing that has become clear is that video interviews are here to stay. In fact, they are about as common as face-to-face interviews these days. The convenience of a video interview is great and puts people together from across the miles more quickly. Take a look at these best practices and a few tips on what to avoid so that you can nail your video interview. Good eye contact is a top priority. Your interviewer will learn...
  • Is Your Business Ready for Change?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Change is inevitable. The question should never be if it will happen but rather when it will happen. Everything changes from the weather to the seasons to our opinions and preferences over the years. The world is evolving, transitioning, and changing around us faster than we even realize. What does this mean for you and your business? Questions to Consider In your business, are you stuck in a rut or open to change? The fast-paced world around us waits for no one. Consider the following questions: •  Am I open to change for...

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