“Being open to candidates who appear not to be a ‘fit’ at first glance and more closely assessing candidates who’ve had untraditional successes in their field, would be a great way of sourcing talent that will take your organization to the next level,” suggests Donna Schilder, Executive and Leadership Coach | CEO of Glacier Point Solutions in Long Beach, CA.
It’s no surprise that employee reviews can make workers nervous, but the process can also make managers sweat. Indeed, many bosses aren’t comfortable giving employee feedback, especially if it’s not the positive kind. Regardless of how you feel about them, performance reviews are a common way companies measure their employees’ work.
Myth 1: My experience alone will get me a job
If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you might think you can rely on your experience to get your next job. Big mistake! Huge. Although experience can get you in the door for a job interview, it’s not the only factor that hiring managers look at when deciding who they want to hire, says Donna Schilder, an executive and career coach in Long Beach, California.
Today’s CPAs, like most professionals, face a plethora of challenges and pressures not only in their day-to-day work lives, but also in their careers as they strive to advance. The pace of life in general has accelerated, thanks in large part to technology, and accountants who want to progress and do well for their clients and themselves cannot be complacent. They need to plan, take control, analyze processes, be more interactive, and anticipate problems before they happen.
In other words, they need to be proactive.
While there are no set-in-stone rules for choosing the perfect profile picture for LinkedIn, it’s important to approach LinkedIn as a professional way of connecting and not just another social media site. While having a picture of you with all your friends at a concert may be appropriate for Facebook, it’s best to opt for something more professional on LinkedIn.
We’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for choosing your profile picture to make sure that you’re attracting the right kind of attention on LinkedIn.
Fast Company — There’s a name for those everyday annoyances that build up and grate on your last nerve, drain your energy, and sap your productivity, says Madeleine Blanchard, co-founder of coaching services at The Ken Blanchard Companies in Escondido, California. They’re called tolerations. They include those little and not-so-little tasks, chores, and to-dos that we typically put off. They’re unpleasant enough that you want to avoid them, but pressing or disruptive enough that they have a negative impact on your daily life. The late coaching pioneer Thomas J. Leonard, founder of Coach U and the International Coach Federation, is widely credited with coining the term.
“It’s a condition or situation that’s irritating and can be eliminated—something you’re putting up with that has a negative impact on you, consuming your time, energy, or resources,” says executive coach Donna Schilder, founder of performance-coaching firm Glacier Point Solutions, Inc.
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Has your career stopped working for you? Are you stuck in limbo, afraid or confused about stepping out of your comfort zone to something new? If that’s the case, then use this post to answer the question, “How can I find my profession?”
In 2015 you’ve decided that standing out is the strategy you’ll use to accomplish your big life goals.
And you’re already well on your way.
So far, you’ve overhauled your dating profile to catch more eyes, and you’ve signed up to sit in the front row of your spin class for added motivation to get in top shape.
Now it’s time to map out how the “Look at me!” strategy can catapult you to career success—and not just annoy your coworkers.
Millennials don’t take well to even the slightest bit of criticism at work. And we all know that Gen X’ers don’t play well with team members. As for Boomers, they’re totally out of touch and couldn’t care less about learning new things on the job. After all, they’re just looking to retire soon. We’ve all heard these age-based workplace stereotypes at some point, but what can youdo to avoid being unfairly pigeonholed yourself?
Jane Bianchi of LearnVest spoke to three career pros for advice on how to dodge generational typecasting while on the job hunt.