Category Archives: Career Planning
The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present another installment of “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of the great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
Today we take a look at Handling the “Velvet Coffin”. A “Velvet Coffin”, is a lovely place to work, but a particularly hard place to grow. This article explains the best way to approach such a job…..
Handling the “Velvet Coffin”
In a recent discussion about career success, someone described the company in which Continue reading
Egocentrism – defined by Wikipedia as a) the incomplete differentiation of the self and the world, including other people and b) the tendency to perceive, understand and interpret the world in terms of the self. The term derives from the Greek ego, meaning “I”. An egocentric person has no theory of mind, cannot “put himself in other people’s shoes,” and believes everyone sees what he sees (or that what he sees in some way exceeds what others see.)
So based on Wikipedia’s definition, an Egocentric Resume is a resume you’ve written for Continue reading
IvyExec is proud to introduce a new addition to our blog: Bradford Agry, of http://www.careerteampartners.org. Brad will be taking your questions that you can submit in the comments box.
Question of the week:
If I have changed jobs frequently how can I effectively address this in interviews?
A participant wrote me after a recent webinar I delivered on how to be effective during formal interviews. She shared with me her concerns: “I have changed jobs often during my career and wonder how one can address this positively in an interview. Is there a Continue reading
Sometimes I see great ideas for career advice in unusual places. This unusual place was a signature block – one of the best I’ve ever seen.
I got an email last week from Mary McFarlin of LinkedNChicago that one of the best signature blocks I’ve ever seen. Mary has been a wonderful mentor to me in community building and I’ve been fortunate to have benefited from her trailblazing efforts as a group leader and networker extraordinaire.
Mary’s signature block was simple, but amazingly powerful. It said simply … “Mantra for 2011: Always bring Continue reading
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart®
The ball pops out of the shortstop’s glove, even though it went straight at him. “Oh, he bobbled it,” the sportscaster calls. It’s not a career-ender, but it may get the runner on, and maybe that runner will score. In the end, the bobble may be costly. Job search bobbles are small and may fall under the radar. But, they can be costly, so try to avoid them:
Presentation counts. Mickey Mouse dress socks peek from under a candidate’s slacks as he sits down. The candidate doesn’t Continue reading
The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present another installment of “BlueSteps Spotlight”.
Last week in our BlueSteps Spotlight, we took a look at the crisis in Japan, and how it may impact the energy industry in the coming years (Read Article Here). Today we feature a follow up on the importance of renewable energy, as well as how you can take a GreenStep towards a GreenCareer.
From: “Clean Energy – Industry Outlook and Continue reading
The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present another installment of “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of several great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
The recent devastating events in Japan have caused global concern over the risks of nuclear energy. The nuclear meltdown may very well be the catalyst that moves the energy industry towards safer, and more environmentally friendly practices. This article will help you launch a greener career, and lifestyle.
Nuclear Meltdown and Rising Oil Continue reading