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What I Learned From Rugby

April 24, 2018

I was never much for team sports. Volleyball, softball, basketball, and competitive swimming all courted me, and one by one they had their hearts broken. By the time I came to Thunderbird, I had long given up on the idea that I would be part of a team sport—until one day at the start of the school year when a friend of mine casually dropped the news that the women’s rugby team was being reformed.read more

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How to Conduct a Successful Informational Interview

April 23, 2018

Whether you are a college student, someone considering a career change, or looking to create a new role within your organization, informational interviews are a great place to start.read more

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Helping Military Veterans Transition to Civilian Jobs

April 23, 2018

U.S. military veterans and transitioning service members represent a highly-valued, yet under-supported demographic in today’s workforce. With nearly 200,000 men and women transitioning out of the military each year, they face unique challenges when re-entering the workforce. Organizations are increasingly empowering veterans by supporting their transition and growth in corporate environments; however, there needs to be more emphasis on developing training and reskilling programs, so veterans have the tools necessary to excel, both professionally and personally.read more

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Myth Busting: You Get Paid More Because You’re the Best.

April 23, 2018

Myth Busted: Higher pay comes with broader job scope and is not necessarily based on merit. In other words, pivot your brain (and wallet) to think and talk in terms of the quantifiable differences in the size of your responsibility now compared with a previous job. Here are three strategies to stay in your “wheelhouse” and parlay what you already do into a higher paying position.read more

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The Three-Step Process to Supercharge Your Career and Ride the Wave of Change in 2018

April 18, 2018

Within today’s ever-changing and disruptive business conditions, the surf is always up. Widespread changes are now occurring regardless of the industry or market and business leaders will need to change how they approach their careers in order to meet these new demands.read more

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Be The Most Memorable Person in Any Room

April 17, 2018

Do you feel like people can’t seem to remember your name at a networking event? Do your ideas just get overlooked in business meetings?read more

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5 Steps to Get More Out of Your Work Day

April 16, 2018

Many people start their day with optimal energy, but their efforts wane as the day progresses. It’s difficult to sustain productivity for anyone, but there are hacks to help you maintain top efficiency throughout the day.read more

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How to Retain Employees by Emphasizing BAM

April 13, 2018

When psychologist Abraham Maslow explained his hierarchy of needs, there was no mention of the workplace. However, as humans, every employee is still subjected to the needs described by Maslow. We all need something more from our jobs. I recently sat down with entrepreneur and corporate culture expert Piyush Patel, author of Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work, to discuss how companies can provide employees with what they need from their jobs.read more

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Mistakes to Avoid in Negotiating Your New Job Offer

April 12, 2018

Almost a decade ago, researchers Dr. Michelle Marks, George Mason University, and Dr. Crystal M. Harold, Temple University, asked 149 newly hired employees whether they chose to negotiate their starting salaries*. They discovered that those who negotiated, increased their starting salaries by an... read more

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3 Ways to Reach More Qualified Candidates

April 4, 2018

Over the summer the search engine behemoth Google made waves as it entered the recruitment space with Google for Jobs, and then, in October, rumors surfaced that Facebook began testing a résumé feature to boost companies’ recruitment efforts. These industry shakeups have job boards on edge, wondering if eventually Google and Facebook will monopolize job search and advertising.read more