Professional Development

Boost Your Career With the Best Certificate Opportunities

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by: Joshua Bjerke When looking to grow in your career, certificate programs offer a measurable way to build your mind and expand your marketability. Here are a dozen potential careers in which specialized degrees and programs are creating new opportunities. 1. English as a Second Language English remains the established international language of business, medicine, commerce, technology,…

4 Retro Job Hunt Tactics That May Now Be Innnovative

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by: Kazim Ladimeji There is no doubt that social media, Web, and mobile technologies are the weapons of choice for the modern job seeker. These modern-day, technology-based job search techniques have now flooded the market. While they were once the bleeding edge, these approaches may now border on the mundane and run-of-the-mill, simply because everyone is now using…

Tips for Breaking into the Travel Business

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by: Matthew Kosinski The travel industry is dying, right? That’s why we all make jokes about travel agents disappearing, right? The industry may be changing, but it certainly isn’t dying: employment in the travel industry hit an all-time high in October, reaching 8.027 million jobs overall. In fact, the travel industry has been thriving since we started to…

Helping the Senior Management Team Find Its Voice

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By Art Petty I’m convinced one of the key limiting factors of management team effectiveness is the discomfort these high-powered functional experts have in talking with each other. While there are few quiet senior management team meetings, the words exchanged tend to be more about functional updates and carefully worded ideas or collegial debate over…

Need Help with Your Job Search? Consider a Career Coach

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by: Matthew Kosinski “Some job searches are more complex than others,” says Glenn Laumeister, founder and CEO of CoachMarket, an online marketplace where people can find and connect to career coaches.   Laumeister offers an example: say you’re a CMO at an ecommerce company and another ecommerce company wants to hire you. They’ll pay you more and its a better…

Happy Holidays – You’re Hired?

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by: Keith Griffin Could it be possible that the holiday season is a good time to be job hunting? Some experts think so. Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half International, told FoxBusiness.com, “Yes, some of the hiring slows down, but there is a fair amount of hiring now and through the end of the year.”…