Hard skills such as writing clearly and concisely, solving math and technical problems quickly, and the ability to run computer programs or even write computer program code, can all be taught either by traditional education and/or training. Some of us might learn quickly while for others, the learning curve is a little steeper. But in the end, we all develop a certain aptitude for each of these skills if we're willing to put in the time and effort required.
You can go about attracting the top talent in your industry in a few different ways: Pay the most, advertise the most, or become a company frequently voted “Best Company to Work For.” The first two are expensive; the third takes more work on your part, but ultimately makes your company stronger. How do you transform your company into an award-winning place to work? It might be easier than you think, but it might take a change in your perspective. Ask yourself what it’s like to work for you. Thinking “I would never work for me” is not acceptable when you want to hire the top talent in your industry. Here is a checklist to help you turn your company into a place where people actually compete for job openings.
As the owner of a home-based business, you've experienced your fair share challenges. People tend to think that when you have your own business that it's smooth sailings... you have the freedom to work whenever you want, wherever you want, and as often as you want... Yes, home-based entrepreneurs have that freedom but if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you can't just sit and literally work when you feel like it... you are running a business and if you want to make money, you have to have a level of commitment and treat like any other job you HAVE to work for.
Engineering is the fastest-growing career. There is no shortage of jobs for engineers, but as the field grows, competition is heating. The race for the best jobs is a challenging one. The best engineers with the best attitude will be the most successful. Here are three tips to help you stand out from the crowd.
Whenever cybersecurity comes up in any work-related conversation, eyes usually turn to the IT department for their input. But modern work environments also embrace HR teams' roles in a cybersecurity context.
There are almost as many leadership theories as there are would-be practitioners. Many of those theories-or call them frameworks or philosophies-have excellent underpinnings. I've found that, regardless of the latest leadership formula you may choose to try, a few simple guiding principles can always be helpful.
Early in my career when I was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I was overwhelmed with a personal crisis that started to affect my job performance. I scheduled a meeting with my department chair, a nun with a Ph.D. in counseling. Fortunately, she understood and supported my taking a short time away from work to focus on the problem. It lightened my burden and allowed me the time I needed to get back on my feet.
While on a 2-3 year leave raising her kids, Jensen's skills rusted and she lost her confidence when giving a job interview at a technical firm. She later came to know about a program called ReBoot Career Accelerator