Category Archives: Career Development
As I’ve often written…
One of the most important and most difficult things to do in your job search is to maintain a positive mental attitude.
Allowing the grind and the ups-and-downs of a job search to drain your optimism and determination will invariably harm your chances of landing your next job.
So what should you do? Much has been written about charging your batteries each day with positive input, avoiding negative influences, and many other techniques. However, the most effective way to gain and keep a positive attitude is to do Continue reading
Contributed by Barak Epstein
Perhaps you’ve heard of the phrase “Knowledge Economy,” popularized by Peter Drucker in The Age of Discontinuity. If so, you’re most likely familiar with the idea that more and more of us work in positions that depend upon the creation, use, and manipulation of knowledge, as opposed to of materials or rote processes. You understand that the skills that we need to work are changing. And, since you’re a visitor at the Ivy Exec website, I’ll take a wild guess and assume that you understand that the Continue reading
This article was first published on BIZCATALYST360°
I’ve been interviewing Millennial women – the women just entering the workforce or in their first jobs out of school – about their expectations and experiences of the workplace. Much like their male counterparts – and the Gen Xers before them – they want to know what a potential employer can do to help them further their careers. But these women are often also open to thinking about their careers in a non-linear way.
I was introduced to a non-linear career model many years ago by Continue reading
Personal reinvention can be both exhilarating (when planned well) and exhausting (when executed prematurely). Before you run off in any new direction, consult this 9 Lives for Women New Year’s list of reinvention, rebranding and recycling tips!
Sow the Seeds of Change
1. Listen to nagging feelings about any current work dissatisfaction before you explode and run toward a new, but not ideal, situation.
2. Get out of the line of fire for a few days or longer. You can’t fully analyze your career or life portfolio when your usual routine relentlessly Continue reading
Branding is no longer just for companies, products and services, if it ever was just for them. ‘Personal brand’ has become an increasingly common phrase and for good reason. Just as more traditional branding helps organizations to draw market awareness, public recognition and customer loyalty to them, building your own personal brand can have a comparably positive effect on employers’ and the labour market’s attitude to you as a professional. Let’s take a look at specific reasons for building your brand and some strategies for how to do so.
Employment is Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions often seem made to be broken.
How many times have you resolved on December 31st to lose 10 pounds by June and make it to the gym at least 3 times a week? Then, by week 2, you start trading off gym sessions for Starbucks Frappacinos…
According to survey results recently published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology at the University of Scranton, almost half (45%) of all Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, while only 8% are successful achieving their goals (Source: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/)
For 2013, here’s a resolution you should Continue reading
Do you trust your gut reactions when it comes to making decisions?
You may call it intuition, gut reaction, hunch, imagination or sixth sense. Whatever, until you are ready to depend on that “quick and ready insight” (Webster’s definition) that empowers you to make decisions based on “just knowing” beyond hard facts and figures, you will not function at full speed on your career path.
About 80 percent of CEOs use intuition in their decisions, according to a study at McGill University.
Albert Einstein believed that his theory of relativity was the result of Continue reading