Open Letter to Corporate HR Leaders on Talent Recruitment

You can’t escape the sheer volume of content out there talking about the “War for Talent”. The top professional services companies (PwC, McKinsey) and the top business publications (Forbes, Harvard Business Review) have materials on winning the talent war. There are even books and Wikipedia entries focused on the War for Talent. As a corporate […]

Becoming a Highly Sought-After Candidate in the War for Tech Talent

As a professional in the world of technology, you don’t have to agree that there is an aggressive “war for tech talent” as so many companies and media outlets claim. Heck, it can be a total fabrication! Bottom line, though, is that companies truly believe that they will gain a competitive advantage in the market […]

4 CIO Leadership Tips to Propel Your Brand in the Executive Job Market

Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, recently spoke at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit to a group of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. In case you didn’t know, Mr. Travis also served in leadership roles at Papa John’s, Burger King, and Blockbuster. Interestingly, his 4 CIO tips had nothing to do with technology directly. […]

Employee Engagement in the Workplace: A Disaster of Epic Proportions

The American workforce is largely disengaged from the goals and objectives of the organizations by which they are employed. The 2015 State of the American Workplace study, conducted by Gallup for the past several years, shows that less than one-third (33%) of employees in the U.S. are considered engaged in their jobs and with the […]

Boost Your Image to Boost Your Salary

I recently read a series of posts by a colleague of mine on what candidates should and should not do when negotiating a pay raise at their current company. The information was largely accurate and relevant, instructing candidates to avoid arguments that focus on fairness, need, or length of tenure while emphasizing performance and success. […]

Why You Need to Have Good Relationships With Junior Employees

You’ve made it to the top–congratulations. Your years of hard work, late nights, and sacrifices have paid off, and now you’re at the top of your corporate food chain. But is it us, or does it sometimes feel a little bit like an echo chamber way up on high? You might not miss the busywork […]

Should You Try—Or Avoid—“Being Yourself” At Work?

If you happened to run into your boss during the weekend, would he or she recognize you? For many tech employees, the answer might be no. That’s because a staggering 63% of Americans hide their authentic selves at work. For many people, it’s only natural not to reveal certain parts of their personality or history […]

Not Quite Qualified For The Job You Want? Here’s What To Do

Is there anything more disappointing than scrolling all the way to the bottom of your dream job listing only to discover that—horror of horrors—you’re technically unqualified? Finding opportunities that make your pulse race and your pupils dilate is a rarity, which is why it feels so wrong to let them pass you by, especially if […]

Can a Daily “Power Hour” Make You Happier & More Productive?

Okay, be honest: do you have a productivity problem? For most employees, productivity comes in fits and starts that spread out over the course of the workday. It’s impossible, after all, to be working to your maximum potential 100 percent of the time. And, some job functions simply require more focus and brainpower than others. […]

Kick in the Pants: 5 Signs You’re Going To Get a Job Offer

When you’re a job seeker, there’s perhaps no greater mystery in life than how well you did during your interview. Chances are you were at least a little bit nervous. Your mind was preoccupied with all the research you did beforehand. You got up extra early to be certain you arrived on time. And you […]

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