Candace Moody is a writer and workforce professional based in Jacksonville, Florida. Her background includes over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, training, recruiting, and assessment, and she is frequently quoted in the Jacksonville media on labor market issues. See full bio
Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, attracting more than two million monthly readers to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1000 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, and The Guardian. He is also a frequent guest on radio and Internet radio shows. See full bio
Kathy Simmons joined NETSHARE in 1992. She is the guiding force behind the company and the architect of NETSHARE's online business strategy. Simmons is responsible for the ongoing evolution of NETSHARE as a Web-based community for executives who are seeking jobs as well as opportunities to network with their peers and build a personal "brand" online – a prerequisite for success in the Internet era. See full bio
Jennifer Armitstead has coached hundreds of people to take their career to the next level. She is known for her unique ability to help people determine their personal brand and career direction. See full bio
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The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.
Two of the most dreaded questions in interviewing are dreaded for good reason. “What is your greatest strength?” and “What is your greatest weakness?” are mirror image questions that drive jobseekers crazy. (For the record, they drive most recruiters crazy, too; they would love to hear the real answers, but never get more than tired [...]
Several weeks ago I decided to try a simple experiment. I opted to check email and social media accounts only three times in a week. I wanted to see what effect this less frequent, non-daily checking would have on my productivity and social connections.
Many years ago when the web was a lot smaller and email [...]
We’ve come a long way since the only way to apply for a job was to trawl around the streets handing out CV’s, seeking meetings with the manager of a company, or waiting for the job listings to be released in the weekly newspaper. Now we have multiple resources at our fingertips for seeking new [...]
Continuing the career management classes for the Utah Chapter of American Marketing Association, this fall I’m offering a two part class. Although this group is co-hosted by the AMA, professionals of all industries are welcome because the material is universal enough to apply to any career path. So, if you’re looking for a great lunch [...]
Edward M. Hallowell, MD, is the author of Shine; Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People. He’s a psychiatrist who has spent decades thinking about why some people are engaged on the job and can shine, and why others are depressed, bored (or the opposite – overwhelmed) and unsuccessful.
When I started high school, I decided I was going to become a straight-A student, even though I’d never done that before. It seemed like an interesting goal to pursue as a 14-year old. Since school was the center of my life back then, I figured I might as well succeed at it.
One of the most frustrating things I see in
aligning talented people with opportunities is the stubborn insistence on
industry experience. That’s why I was heartened to see a post by Ron Thomas “ Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out
Of” on TLNT.com a website for HR professionals.
People often ask me how I take my networking to a new level.
After meeting people for a meal or a one-on-one meeting, I make an effort to send them a thank you card. This really helps me to feel like I’m professionally doing my best to keep in touch with contacts.
I recommend [...]
Many people use the label approach anxiety to describe the fear of starting a conversation with someone new. This is a common fear, and many people identify it as a stumbling block that supposedly prevents them from enjoying a rich and abundant social life.
The truth is that working on overcoming “approach anxiety” is largely a [...]