How to Land Your Dream Job, As soon as you can?
BY: MICHAEL NEECE Your candidate is getting an offer from your best employer. You’ve done a great job conducting this recruiting effort — but you could still lose if your candidate does not accept the offer. The old closing methods of intellectually weighing pros and cons have limited effectiveness. The decision to accept an offer is emotional and stressful for candidates, financially significant for you, and important to the employer-client who expects you to get a “yes.” Here are three tools of influence recruiters can use to&nbs
BY: SUCCESS MAGAZINE If there’s one truth in life, it’s that you can’t map out everything. No matter how carefully you plan, you’ll find yourself on some detours. This is especially true when it comes to your professional journey. With so much unexpected — and, many times, unwanted — change, it can be tempting to toss out the road map and simply go wherever the wind blows you. I’d like to encourage you to fight that urge. There’s still something to be said for strategic career-mapping. As an entrepreneur with more than 20 yea
BY: MICHAEL HELLER Performance management can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. You just have to follow the right formula: 1. Define Goals According to a 2016 Gallup report, only 40 percent of millennial employees feel strongly connected to their company’s mission. This disconnect is sure to cause disengagement and a lack of motivation. The first step of successful performance management is to combat this disconnect by setting clearly defined goals for your team members. These goals must align with the wider mission and vision of the organiza
BY: ANGELA COPELAND Digital marketing is a hot field, and it has been for more than 10 years. While I don’t often write about the field, I do get many questions about it because I spent a large part of my career as a digital marketer. Digital marketing is a career path that attracts entrepreneurial people. Advertising on the internet changes quickly, so those working in the field must constantly grow their skill sets. Self-motivated learners thrive most in this quickly evolving field. You need experience in digital marketing to become a digital marketer.
BY:KARYN MULLINS Employees are the lifeblood of your company — and sales representatives are, arguably, even more valuable than your average hire. Sales reps are the faces representing your products. They interact with and change the lives of customers of every race, culture, religion, and ethnicity. It’s no wonder 78 percent of recruiters view hiring for diversity as extremely important, according to a recent LinkedIn report. Among the top reasons for why they feel it is important to focus on diversity, recruiters list such things as imp
BY: MARIA ONZAIN Have you ever wanted to work at a startup? If you come from the corporate world, then there are a few things you should know about working in a new business and how the hiring process might differ from what you are used to. The first, most significant difference is that when you apply to a startup, you’ll probably be interviewed by the CEO rather than an HR team. This is because startups are rarely big enough to have HR teams. Also, startup founders know talent is their biggest competitive advantage, so they usually want to oversee hiring decisio
BY: CHRIS DANKS No matter what purpose your website serves, there is always room for improvement. In this article, we’ll highlight a few simple, yet effective ways to make your company website more efficient and productive in 2018. Content Is Crucial High-quality online content is an essential aspect of a great website. The writing on the various pages of your site is in many ways just as important as the products or services you offer. Without content that engages your audience and gives people a reason to spend time on your site, you’l
BY: MICHAEL HELLER For example, it can be hard to hear negative feedback from your employees regarding your performance as a manager or leader. However, negative feedback does not have to be a bad thing. In fact, you can turn it into a positive opportunity by following these steps: 1. Control Your Emotions It is normal to feel some sort of negative emotion when receiving criticism from an employee, but it’s important to remember that this is not an attack on your character. As when you deliver critical feedback to an employee, your employee only wants to make the workp
Unless you are very good at what you do, chances are both the product/service you are aiming to launch and the team behind it are going to fail. You know this, we know this, so let’s get real for a second. Just like every other product manager out there, you want your scores to skyrocket while you manage to encourage your team to finish before the deadline. And although there’s something very honorable about your ambition, the truth is – unless you are on top of every single aspect of the task at hand, you won’t be able to do much. So, apart from conducting thorough mar
BY: STUART HEARN As all leaders know, there is always room for improvement. If you are a business leader, it is probably because you are a driven and dedicated individual who is constantly looking for ways to improve your leadership game. There is no one right way to lead a team, but as we’ll see below, there are some things to keep in mind in order to help your team members be the best they can be. I’ve worked in the field of HR and performance management for more than 20 years. During that time, I have encountered a wide range of managerial and leadershi