Panel Interviews: Your Opportunity to Shine
~ Sandra Oliver
We work with a lot of professionals; many of them work in professional firms. In our experience, becoming a partner in a firm often means facing a panel interview. At first glance, the panel format seems far more intimidating than the traditional one-on-one version. Facing four, five or even six interviewers can be daunting. If you've done your homework, panel interviews offer a great opportunity to showcase your talent to a wide group of leaders. The key is preparation.
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The Hidden Job Market: Tips, Traps and Tactics for Job Seekers
~ Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA and Joseph Thomas
There is a high probability that many job seekers have heard the following phrase at some point during their search: '90% of jobs are not advertised'. However, based on current trends and an article by The Wall Street Journal (January 9, 2013), this number is estimated to be closer to 50%. Still, this would mean that half of all available positions are not advertised anywhere. This article gives some tips on how to tap into the hidden job market.
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The Executive Edge−Part 3: "Must have"
skills to get to the corner office
~ Jenifer Bartman, CA, CMC
Many of us grew up with parents who always challenged us to be our best. "Take pride in everything you do." "Do the very best you can before turning in your assignment." "Check your work!" Given the many times these lessons were repeated during our childhoods, it's a reasonable assumption that the outcome just might be an attitude of high achievement that comes from within and lasts a lifetime. If this is the case, why is it that the impact of so many of these lessons seems to be absent from the workplace?
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Shuffling the Deck: How to Effectively Deal
with Departmental Reorganizations
In order to meet current and future economic demands and satisfy organizational needs, many organizations are finding it necessary to re-focus their priorities with increased frequency. In today's business climate the reasons for organizational and departmental change are varied. Some of these shake-ups may be precipitated by budgetary or financial reasons, work reductions, a need to streamline and improve organizational processes, increased customer demands, or to improve overall communications and interpersonal interactions between units or departments. Change is a struggle but it does have its benefits. Positive change can help your organization achieve a "triple crown" win or recognize a losing horse.
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Big Data Means Big Changes for HR and Small Business
~ Mary Ann Dunlop
Big Data has been one of the big recent corporate buzzwords. It has been estimated that 90% of the data that exists today has been generated within the past few years. Decreasing data architecture costs and increasing computational power have resulted in a world where data is continuously generated en masse from multiple sources and at dizzying speeds, overwhelming the capacity of large and small organizations alike.
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