As an HR professional, you already know the importance of using the right keywords in a resume. Keywords can make or break job seekers’ attempts to gain an interview, as their resumes are fed into a company’s applicant tracking system or other resume scanning tools. The right keywords will get you noticed, while the absence of targeted keywords will often keep your resume from surfacing when you apply for a new job.
Attitude is not about being aggressive or obnoxious. It is about being competent, taking a stand when you have the information and the facts, and not backing down. It sounds relatively simple, but it is difficult for HR practitioners when you have people all day long pressing you to move their agenda instead of doing what is best for your business and your people.
Summer internships are meant to give students the experience they will need to be successful when they enter the workplace. The best internship programs are thoughtfully planned and managed. Employees should be given a mentor for guidance and the opportunity to work on challenging projects that will help them to develop new skills.
“I’m a people person” and “I like helping others” are two common reasons HR professionals give for choosing their career path. While they’re good enough reasons to get started, they aren’t nearly good enough to be great.
No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. A new way to think about learning action plans is the idea of creating a “portfolio.”
Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m.
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Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.
Is your organization “going with the flow” of the ever-evolving workplace or becoming stagnated by outdated talent strategies?
The new world of work is responding to societal changes and sociocultural shifts by breaking down traditional barriers in the workplace and empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work to become more than a profession, title or job description.
“What do you do?” A seemingly innocuous question we ask and are all asked so many times in our adult lives. At a party, on an airplane, when meeting someone for the first time- it’s the “icebreaker” that helps understand, or perhaps even define each other. But what’s struck me through the years- particularly since I’ve retired from the military- is what I reveal to and about myself in the answering.
Try this to become a better employee and a better person.
Here are some plans for four popular resolutions. You will find that they overlap; so if you're daring, resolve to do all four.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator… ALWAYS!
Park far from the entrance… ALWAYS!