A good work ethic and an open mind allowed Alex Daly to create her career as a crowdfunding consultant. After working on a number of successful projects, Daly started her own business and has employed two full-time project managers to assist her.
How you run your LinkedIn profile should depend on what stage of your career you're in, writes Erica Breuer. Entry-level professionals should promote their enthusiasm for their work while discussing their ability to solve problems and create, while more experienced workers should trim out college details and use recommendations that illustrate their leadership skills.
Don't discuss details of your family life or medical history during the "tell me about yourself" portion of a job interview, writes Emily Moore. Avoid saying vague things about how you're a team player or that your biggest weakness is overworking, which can make hiring managers tune you out.
Meditation is an effective way to reduce your stress during the workweek, says Pandit Dasa. Even taking five minutes each day to be still and focus on your breathing can be very beneficial, Dasa says.
HR has an opportunity to re-examine how it operates in all areas, including its use of technology and how quickly new tech is rolled out, write Atul Bhandari and Guruprasad K. Chettiar. "Indeed, the opportunity for HR to play the role of innovator, mentor and the otherwise hackneyed role of a business adviser has never been stronger," they write.
To strengthen the candidate experience, survey employees after they're hired and follow up with a few of the top performers months later, writes John Feldmann. "Recruiters should learn where the pain points are in the hiring process, then eliminate those issues," Feldmann writes.
Companies should update social media guidelines annually to keep employees aware of what's acceptable behavior, as well as to avoid legal problems and protect company information, writes Meghan M. Biro, CEO of TalentCulture Consulting Group. "It's always better to err on the side of caution and be as specific as possible in your social media document," she writes.
The roles of water-industry workers are changing as organizations embrace digital technology and analytics aimed at improving service and planning, write Frank V. Cespedes and Amir Peleg.
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