The Importance of Networking
According to CareerXRoad’s 9th Annual Sources of Hire Study, “referrals make up 26.7% of all external hires.” Interestingly enough, the same study cites that “hires attributed to Job Boards represent only 13.2% of external hires.” The facts speak for themselves—networking is more important now than ever before. Whether you network at a professional event or at your child’s soccer game, it is important to remember that all it takes from you is the initiative to open up, offer significant information about yourself, and a willingness to listen to what others have to share. In this three-minute podcast, Vickie Seitner relies on her years of personal networking experience and coaching expertise to provide you with the basics that will help turn your next networking opportunity into a smashing success!
Listen to Vickie talk about the importance of networking
An Accomplishment Driven Resume is Best
In today’s competitive world, a resume needs to stand out in the pile more than ever before. Survey after survey of human resource managers shows one nearly universal agreement: Hiring managers are not just interested in viewing your job duties in previous roles—they also want to know about your accomplishments and even more importantly, the results of your accomplishments. In this short podcast, Vickie Seitner focuses on the importance of hiring a professional resume writer to create the kind of resume that will get you noticed and propel your career forward. Your resume is a reflection of you. Don’t you think it’s time to start feeling proud of your most important self-marketing piece?
Listen to Vickie talk about the benefits of a professionally prepared resume
It Takes Impeccable Character
Leadership is critical on both the personal and corporate levels. Research has shown that organizations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom-line metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
But not everyone can lead. Not everyone SHOULD lead. But, if you want to become a leader, it starts with building impeccable character. Click on the image at the left to watch a short video and see if you have what it takes.
Hack Work To Combine Peak Performance And Personal Purpose
Ayelet Barran writes that every leader wants more of link between an organization’s purpose and real action. This is where hacking work comes into play. We need to challenge ourselves and others. We need to better link purpose with action. Just because “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is a 20th century way of thinking; it doesn’t address the possibilities and opportunities of thriving in a 21st century world of abundance. It is time to simplify work and say goodbye to the following 20th century job practices. It’s time to embrace the 21st century.
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Be Fulfilled Now
There is always some reason for personal dissatisfaction. We always want more or something different. More money. A promotion. A new car. Another job. But, the successful individual finds fulfillment in things as they are. True satisfaction comes from developing one’s character and ability. It’s internally NOT externally driven. Watch the short video at the left for Vickie Seitner’s take on fulfillment.