Employers want global mindsets

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Global skills and a global mindset are in demand. What does it mean to have a global mindset? Bloomberg Businessweek: “The New Global Mindset” A global mindset is an expansive way of thinking. It is inclusive. It embraces diversity. It says, “I don’t have all the answers. I can learn from others. I could be better…stronger…more […]

5 tips to a better resume

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A resume won’t get you a job. But it can get you noticed – it can get you wanted – which can lead to an interview…which can get you a job. These five tips can help you polish that important resume into a more brilliant sheen. Tip 1: Study job postings. A resume is a document about […]

Are you a professional? 3 ways to know

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Do you consider yourself a professional? Professional means “appropriate to the occasion.” Professionalism communicates respect for your audience through the way you present yourself and interact with others, whether this is one-on-one, one-to-hundreds, or through social media. True professionals do three things consistently: they dress like one, they prepare like one, and they act like one. […]

Career advice for the young and old

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I suddenly feel obliged to offer career advice. Maybe because I’ve reached middle age, maybe because my children are launching, or maybe because I teach university students and read a lot of career advice. At any rate I’m feeling nostalgic and wise, so here are my top ten career tips, helpful…I hope…at any age. Be a life-long […]

Your behavior says it all

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John Locke said, “The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” This is the philosophy behind behavioral interviewing. Most recruiters today use behavioral interviewing methods because they seek to know how you behave in certain situations. Your past behavior is the best indicator of your future behavior. Your behavior is the truest […]

Why you should have a portfolio

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Everyone should have a career portfolio. In short, a career portfolio is a sampling of your work, your achievements, your goals, your performance evaluations and your failures. If you really want to distinguish yourself in the workplace, keeping a portfolio and seeking performance evaluations are great ways to do it.   Click here for more […]