Learning from the Self-Employed

Earlier this month, MBO Partners released its 3rd Annual State of Independence in America report. The report had a number of interesting insights including the sheer volume of independent workers in this country. While many believe that the rise of self-employment is directly tied to the decline of traditional employment opportunity, that may not be […]

The Future of Work: Mobile Independents

“ Per MBO Partners at @gigaom Net:Work conference: there are 16 million independent workers in the US today; >20 million by 2013! #WorkConf Michael Dortch December 8, 2011 12:14:24 PM EST ReplyRetweet The future of work will require new thinking about approach and relationships. “ Key 2 success w remote working is building trust between […]

Wanted! Communication, Leadership and Technical Literacy

Employers unveil the most sought after skills in job candidates Today’s job market is more competitive than ever. Job seekers search for any competitive edge to stand out in a crowded field of well qualified candidates. So what do employers look for today? All employers will seek education, experience and technical skills for positions.  These […]

Support Small Business Saturday

Today is the  2nd annual Small Business Saturday®. The day, sponsored nationally by American Express, is designed to support small businesses during the busiest shopping season of the year.  According to the 2011 Small Business Saturday Consumer Spend Survey, 89 million people said they plan to shop “small” Saturday. According to industry experts there are approximately 27.9 […]

Giving Thanks

Today is one of my favorite holidays. The gifts we give and receive on this day are not wrapped in paper or placed under a tree. They require no money and are affordable for all. Today we give the gift of self as we spend time with friends and loved ones, and we give ourselves […]

5 Tips to Take Charge of Your Career

Your career is one of the most important aspects of your life.  It provides you with the economic means to live your chosen lifestyle, provides you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and is likely a large part of your overall social network.  Few things in business just happen.  Strategies are developed, tactics are […]

Your Resume Writing Checklist

Before You Write, Prepare Before you begin writing, it is a good idea to assemble the information you will need to write your resume. Do not be daunted by the amount of information you gather, you may need only bits and pieces from documents but it will be much easier to have it ready at […]

Is It Time for a Career Change?

Amanda enjoyed the challenge of corporate finance, but in the five years since she started with the company, she had inherited the roles of two other staff members.  As staff members retired or resigned the company cut costs and eliminated the jobs but not the responsibilities.  Amanda though of herself as a team player but was […]

3 Tips to Build a Recruitment Ready Brand

Smart Blog on Social Media did a great Q-and-A with with Monica Pons, the head of executive recruitment forNBCUniversal. Pons discussed how the company uses social media and the role it plays in their recruitment. Social media is a great platform to connect with online communities and mobilize people. Our strategy focuses on creating and executing programs that […]

Is Your Workplace all Tricks and No Treats?

Halloween is on Monday, but for many professionals the spookiness lasts year long. Bad bosses, and clueless colleagues can create a scary work environment that is filled with tricks and very few treats. The movie takes a funny look at frightful bosses but  well known Leadership Consultant, Speaker and Trainer, Jeanne Male provides insight for those who […]