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6 Tips on Using Social Media for Hiring at Your Small Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 12, 2019

Social media is useful for more than reconnecting with a high school sweetheart or sharing political memes. It’s also an effective way to hire candidates, particularly in a tight job market. Consider this: According to a 2018 survey by CareerBuilder, 70% of companies use social media as a tool in the hiring process. And it’s not just to make sure candidates have a clean online presence. It is…

12 Best Motivational Speakers to Capture Your Audience

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 11, 2019

Whether you’re looking to engage your audience, employees, customers, or family and friends, it boils down to communication. When you can effectively speak with others, you’re aligning your objectives, goals, and values with theirs. You’re also letting them know why and how they’re important within the bigger picture. Needless to say, this is an important area everyone should strengthen. One of the best ways to achieve this is…

4 Business Tips You Didn’t Know You Learned in High School

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2019

You thought “promposals,” undercooked cafeteria pizza, and hallway passes were things of the past. And hopefully, those unfortunate realities are indeed behind you. But to become a successful entrepreneur, it turns out you have to relive at least some of your high school experiences. Despite the challenges of being a teen, those years taught you valuable lessons that you can use as a corporate leader. From discovering and…

The Fastest Way to Propel Your Career Forward in 2019: Mentoring

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 6, 2019

Sometimes, personal drive and education need a boost. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals in 2019, you may need a mentor. Even the most accomplished college graduates recognize that education rarely provides all the answers for the real world. According to recent research from Gallup, only 36 percent of college graduates strongly agreed that their degrees provided the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the…

5 Books I Wish I’d Read at the Start of My Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 1, 2019

Becoming a professional is a lot like having kids: You’re never quite ready. No matter how hard you studied or how many part-time jobs you held, you’re going to feel lost. Rest assured, though, that everyone felt that way once. The difference is that some have had years of experience, learning their strengths and building relationships. They’ve established some self-confidence. There are no shortcuts to that stage, unfortunately.…

4 Ways to Bring Mentorship to Life at Your Company

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / February 27, 2019

Mentors and mentees alike agree that mentorship is an effective way to learn. So why, according to the Association for Talent Development, do just 29 percent of workers have access to a formal mentoring program? The trouble, unfortunately, is that many companies see mentorship as a private matter. Despite the fact that ATD’s survey showed that nearly six in 10 talent development professionals think mentoring achieves development goals,…

13 Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 3, 2019

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Whether it’s coaching, taking professional development courses or made through experiences, leaders should take plenty of opportunities to strengthen their skills. Leaders need to continue on a path of growth as individuals and professionals. One of the most effective ways to become a stronger leader is by reading management and leadership blogs from the people who have the experience and knowledge to become…

8 Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 24, 2018

Early on in my career, I had a roadmap of where I was going. It was actually pretty ambitious. However, things didn’t go the way I planned. Now, I consider that this situation was for the best. But, there were moments when I wondered why I wasn’t as successful as I had expected to be.  After some self-reflection, I determined that I was not as successful as I wanted…

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