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Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

When given the opportunity to meet with someone fairly new to the profession and someone embracing an upcoming retirement to explore even more in life, I enthusiastically embrace the moment and ask several questions of each! The diverse team has combined organizational and time management skills, event and meeting planning, business savvy, continued professional development drive and so much more to ensure success and positive outcomes. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 132

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

Seeking better benefits; health, retirement, education assistance or flexible schedule. I needed health insurance and retirement opportunities and wanted to stay within the industry I had most of my career experience in. The latter offered great benefits though with paid tuition, 100% paid health insurance premiums and above average retirement matching. Be prepared to highlight skills and experience related to the specific position’s requirements.

2018 132
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Is Your Education Useless? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Many freelancers don’t have to send their resumes to people anymore, so those degrees don’t see a lot of action, but they’re there, collecting dust on our walls. However, if they go to develop skills like writing and critical thinking, to learn more about the world and to connect with future leaders, then university is invaluable. I have used those skills almost every day of my working life. And now I coach public speaking skills.

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What to Do When You've Run Off Into a Career Ditch

45 Things

Rather youre trying to get a job, starting a new career, in mid-career, or thinking about retiring, you can never write the ending to your story. Even those nearing retirement are sometimes on auto-pilot in the later days of their career, believing theres nothing new for them to learn, no new paths waiting to be explored. If you were a pilot, didnt it take thousands of hours of training and self-discipline to fly a plane?

2009 40

Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Avoid burnout by bringing your unique talents and skills to your position. You can actively participate in team meetings, professional development training, reading and discussion of a book the group picks, or encourage more face to face interaction rather than numerous emails. Enhance work skills by learning as much as you can about the programs you use, organizational tips and meeting coordination. Avoid Burnout.

2018 135

What are You Doing to Help Vets?

45 Things

One of the biggest problems for veterans these days is finding a job in the private sector once they retire from the military. For example, many vets find that it's difficult to translate their military training and experience into language that civilian employers can understand. Volunteering to help train a veteran in the latest skills needed at your company. Reaching out to a veteran's organization and offering to help write resumes, make contacts, etc.

2015 53

How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

45 Things

Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early." Hiring managers cite veterans'' ability to show how their skills can be used in the private sector as a top negative, according to the Center for a New American Security. Earning online certifications and receiving training in civilian management practices can be helpful when applying for jobs.

2014 80

How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig

45 Things

Or such jobs were filled by those nearing retirement who wanted to cut back on their hours but still earn some money to pad a nest egg. The key is to be more strategic in taking on tasks that will help you demonstrate your value or skills. And honestly, I've never asked someone if the job on their resume was part time or full time. I think lot of the career "snobbiness" from the last decade is about gone.

2011 67

Bored to Tears at Work - Help!

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

It also looks bad on one’s resume. When you leave your job, other companies will only consider you for jobs of equal or higher pay and skills. If you have a high salary but not the matching talent you will be a weak candidate for those who make a high salary and have all the proper training and experience. We have a new reader with a question today! I'm so glad I found your blog. Very informative and I spent hours reading your former posts.

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