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Can't Get a Promotion? A Lack of Training May Be the Reason

Monday, March 27, 2017

Recently, we at teamed up with Wyzant, the largest online marketplace for one-to-one instruction in the U.S., in order to better understand the connection between education and professional advancement. After surveying 900 currently employed professionals in America, we found out that training and development may be even more important ...

Raising a Generation of Technologists: How Gen. Z Can Fill the Tech Skills Gap

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rarely does a day pass without a headline in the technology trades, business magazines, or newspapers about the tech skills gap. Some sources claim there may be as many as half a million unfilled IT jobs open in the U.S. at any given time. Compounding the issue, the U.S. Bureau ...

Drop That 'Cell-U-Light' to Travel Faster in the Marketplace

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As I write this, I'm not too sure the editor is going to accept the title, but I assure you, this article has nothing to do with weight – except for the seven ounces of your cellular phone in your pocket. If you find yourself lamenting your difficulty in finding a job, you might be spending too much time under "cell-u-light." I'll admit, this is a late discovery for me, but I want to share it with you as my ...

5 Steps You Should Take Immediately If You Have Been Laid Off

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's 4:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and you've just learned your company has come under new ownership. There are some changes coming down the pike. On Monday morning, you receive an email stating there will be a company-wide meeting at the end of the month. Next thing you know, you are sitting in that meeting and being told that you and your coworkers no longer have jobs. In this moment, you have a few options. You can hit the panic ...

Maintaining Workplace Equality When Your Company Is a 'Melting Pot'

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Most of our employees at Dumbo Moving were not born in the U.S. Because of this, our workforce contains languages and cultures from an array of countries around the world. We are a true melting pot. As such, we encourage our team members to prepare virtual presentations for their colleagues about their lives and things they are passionate about. There are a few other steps we take to ensure equality ...

Getting Stuck in Your Job Search? Consider Going Offline

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Whenever I meet with a new job seeker, I always ask the same question: "Where are you getting stuck in your search?" It sounds simple, but it can shed quite a bit of light on what's going on. One of the main reasons why many job seekers struggle is because their resume isn't put together well – even after they've spent hours combing over the details, refining each word, and trying to ...

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Defining Your Personal Brand

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You've heard about personal branding and know you need a personal brand – but do you really know what a brand is or how to define it? In the old days, it was called "making a name for yourself." Oh, the printer isn't working? Call Bob – he can fix anything. Bob clearly made a name for himself around the office as the go-to-guy when it came to fixing things ...

Investing in Your Employees Is Like Investing in Real Estate

Friday, March 17, 2017

Creating the best team for your business is a challenging and rewarding process. Just like investing in a piece of property, it requires that you perform your due diligence, appraise your investment, and renovate to make sure the investment is in ideal shape. As the founder of a successful real estate company, I offer the following tips for investing in your employees: 1. Get to Know Them Getting to know your team is just like performing due diligence before investing ...

Personal Branding Dos and Don'ts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

You probably know a little something about personal branding and the general tools you use to promote it, but in our fast-paced world, there are always new strategies and new technologies to keep up with. Here are some dos and don'ts to help you get your personal brand where you want it to be: 1. Do Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera With video interviewing platforms ...

How to Lead a Team When You Manage From a Different Continent

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A 2014 survey found that most business leaders believe half or more of their employees will be working remotely by 2020. I suppose I'm ahead of the curve. Two years ago, my cofounders and I launched a software company that today is headquartered in New York, about 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) from – and six hours behind – my home in Brussels, Belgium. As the sole member of the

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3 Signs You've Outgrown Your Job

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So, officially in the comfort zone? That only means one thing: It's time to move on.

Unexpected Layoff? 4 Tips on What to Do Next

Monday, March 27, 2017

Finding out your job is coming to an end is a shock. Here are strategies to minimize the impact.

How to Be Happier at Work

Monday, March 27, 2017

Focus on what you can control, and let go of the things you can't.

The Power of the Veteran Brand When Job Searching

Friday, March 24, 2017

Your skills and demeanor can line up with just about any civilian position.

How to Write a Knockout Career Summary

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utilize the resume real estate between your contact information and work experience wisely.

5 Tips to Show Off Your Personal Brand

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lift these personal branding ideas from marketing and website design professionals.

6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Online Network

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to make sure you are effectively leveraging one of your greatest professional assets.

How Realistic Is Your Job Search?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Understanding if you're looking for an appropriate job at the right level.

Want to Excel at Work? Act More Like an Introvert

Monday, March 20, 2017

Not everyone is an introvert – but anyone can benefit from following their lead at work.

Why Your Boss Won’t Give You a Raise

Monday, March 20, 2017

Figuring out why your paycheck has stagnated can help you increase it.

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