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Job Search: What Changed?

Job Search: What Changed? | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

People who haven’t been looking for jobs for a while are in for a real shock. The rules of the game have changed significantly. To be effective at finding a job, one needs to involve everybody one knows. Finding a job while being low-key and discreet like in the past will take forever! Newspaper ads have been replaced by the Internet, and one needs to learn to use company Web sites, online job boards, and online social networks—not to mention extensive use of the computer.

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Personal branding workshop: All you need to know about Personal Bra...

In this one day workshop you'll learn why Personal Branding is important for career development & what Personal Branding is about.
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Elk koninkrijk heeft zijn ridders nodig. En zijn freelancers.

Elk koninkrijk heeft zijn ridders nodig. En zijn freelancers. | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
Lang, lang geleden was er eens een leuk, kleine landje. Strategisch ingeklemd tussen grootmachten en handig gelegen aan bereikbare wegen en rivieren.
Koning en prinsen

Aan het hoofd van het land stond de koning. Hij was koning omdat zijn vader dat ook wat geweest, net als zijn opa, enzovoorts. Tja, zo ging dat in die tijd. De koning probeerde er voor te zorgen dat het er in zijn land een beetje ordentelijk aan toeging. Daarvoor bedacht hij regels en had hij mensen voor zich werken die die regels uitvoerden en controleerden. De koning had het er maar druk mee.

Toch was hij niet tevreden. Hij wilde dat er meer avontuur, actie en heldendom was in het land. Tegenwoordig noemen we dat innovatie, flow en ondernemerschap, maar die woorden bestonden toen nog niet. De koning probeerde wel om avontuur en actie aan te wakkeren met zijn regels en ambtenaren, maar dat leek niet te werken.

Nu had je in die tijd ook allerlei prinsen. Die prinsen zaten in mooie, hoge ivoren torens en riepen dan naar de koning hoe het anders moest. De prinsen hadden wel mooie verhalen, maar ze kwamen die torens alleen nooit uit. Dat schoot qua avontuur dus ook niet op.
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How to Self-Publish a Book

In the old days, the only way for writers to publish a book was through a publisher. This meant finding an agent, pitching editors, and hoping that one of them likes it. Then writers would lose control of their books because the editor and publisher would oversee content, interior design, cover design, sales, and marketing.
And this describes what the lucky few writers experienced. Most writers were simply rejected or ignored, and they never published a book.
I'm going to show you how you can write a book and publish it. Are you ready to get started?

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7 Reasons to take a Career Break if you’re Changing Career

7 Reasons to take a Career Break if you’re Changing Career | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
If you’re thinking about changing career, it could be the perfect opportunity for a career break. Here are 7 reasons why.

It will help you work out what you want to do. If you’re being pushed (ie you hate your current job) rather than pulled (you know exactly what you want to do next), a career break can help you figure out where your passions lie.
You can have some much-needed breathing space.
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17 Simple Ways to Master the Art of Networking

17 Simple Ways to Master the Art of Networking | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

You arrive alone. Your heart is beating a little faster than normal and suddenly all of your charisma and charm go out the window. You try to lock eyes with someone so that you can find a temporary home in what can feel like a sea of strangers. But everyone looks happily engaged in conversation.
While this might sound like your experience at a middle school dance, it’s also what many people feel when they enter a networking event. These are completely natural reactions, even for the biggest extroverts. The great news is that people go to these events to meet strangers, so you’re in the same position as everyone else. Here are 17 helpful tips for navigating a networking event and making the most of your time there:
Find the bar! Whether or not you’re drinking, it’s always a great idea to position yourself at the edge of the bar. Many people run for the bar when they get to a networking event in order to get a short respite from an overwhelming entrance. If you position yourself a few steps from the bar, you can easily strike up a conversation as people turn with drink in hand.

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Deloitte Survey: Global Organizations Face Looming Crisis in Engagement and Retention of Employees

Deloitte Survey: Global Organizations Face Looming Crisis in Engagement and Retention of Employees | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

Lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing 87 percent of HR and business leaders (up from 79 percent last year), according to Deloitte’s third annual “Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work” report released today. Yet, the majority of organizations are still failing to take action to improve their culture, potentially jeopardizing future growth.
The survey was conducted among more than 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries, and is one of the largest global studies of talent, leadership and HR challenges. The number of HR and business leaders who cited engagement as being “very important” doubled from 26 percent last year to 50 percent this year. Sixty percent of HR and business leaders surveyed said they do not have an adequate program to measure and improve engagement, indicating a lack of preparedness for addressing this issue. Only 12 percent of HR and business leaders have a program in place to define and build a strong culture; while only 7 percent rated themselves as excellent at measuring, driving, and improving engagement and retention.

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Succesvol solliciteren voor starters

Hoe kan een starter zich zo optimaal mogelijk presenteren op de arbeidsmarkt? Welke begeleiding past daarbij? En is creatief solliciteren hierbij een waardevolle aanvulling?
Negen werkzoekenden kregen de kans om aan de pilot mee te doen, waarin ze leerden hoe ze zich het beste konden voorbereiden op iedere stap die je als sollicitant doorloopt. De samengestelde groep bestond uit afgestudeerden zonder werkervaring. Iedereen had een andere studieachtergrond, waardoor er geen onderlinge concurrentie was. Ook ontstond hierdoor de gelegenheid om veel van elkaar te leren.

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The Truth Behind Hiring Decisions

The Truth Behind Hiring Decisions | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

I was not always a writer, coach, speaker and pen-and-marker fiend. I used to be a Human Resources person. I ran Human Resources departments in the startup world and the Fortune 500 world, too. I hired thousands of people, and I noticed one glaring truth about who gets hired.
It doesn’t have to do with the job-seeker’s resume, clothes, age, nationality, price tag, patter, track record or educational credentials.
The people who got hired were people who came to the match-making process to learn more, not to please anyone. The people who got hired were people who were intellectually curious. They brought thoughtful questions to their job interviews. They didn’t ask “Look how smart I am, Teacher!” questions to show us how carefully they’d researched our organization.

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We’re Exposing Kids to Careers They Didn’t Know Existed

We’re Exposing Kids to Careers They Didn’t Know Existed | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

An initiative to provide students with exposure to the world of work and engineering is almost one year new at Qualcomm campus in San Diego. The company opened its doors to educators, parents, and students to get kids interested in engineering careers, and for students to understand what it takes to have a successful career in one of many exciting, in-demand and well-paying STEM fields.
The program, called Thinkabit Lab, has origins in Qualcomm’s career coaching practice designed to help employees align their strengths, interests and values to their careers. That program provided methodology to serve underserved youth and veterans, and has now been adapted to serve middle school youth and compliment the engineering focused curriculum in the lab.

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Are You a Job Hopper?

Almost everyone can relate to the experience of feeling unfulfilled at work. Sometimes people become so miserable in their jobs that finding new employment truly is the best solution. However, certain workers move so frequently from one job to another that they are viewed as job hoppers by prospective employers. In today’s post, we define job hopping, offer a self-assessment to see if the term applies to you, and examine the advantages and risks of being a job hopper.
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24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late

24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
As a career coach and business communications expert, I often surprise people by knowing something about them that they have never told me – and maybe never told anyone else. I am not psychic. I am empathetic.

When I ask you a question, and your brain re-routes it to give me an unrelated answer: I know you’ve got a lot on your mind, and lots of it is sad, frustrated and filled with regrets. Sometimes your answers – and even your questions – are touched by bitterness, jealousy and fear.

I know this, and so do most people around you. The difference between them and me is simple. My job is to help you find your authentic self, and then help you represent yourself. By that I mean, structuring a way for you to show us the real you, the person we want to hire, fund or choose as our business consultant or favorite company to patronize.
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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Business

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Business | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
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The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014

The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014 | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, 2014 is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. With a new year comes new opportunities, and around this time we at LinkedIn are typically asked the following question: “Who’s getting hired and what are they doing?”

To get to an answer, we analyzed the skills and experience data in over 330 million LinkedIn member profiles. If your skills fit one of the categories below, there’s a good chance you either started a new job or garnered the interest of a recruiter in the past year.
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Job Searching? 20 Creative Ways to Build Your Target Company List

Job Searching? 20 Creative Ways to Build Your Target Company List | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

These are proven steps you can start using immediately. I’ve used these tactics personally to build target lists for my current clients in my job search practice, as well as when I built a recruitment practice in earlier in my career.

1. Create a Wish List of Companies You’ve Always Wanted to Work For
If you’re going to conduct a job search, you might as well think big, right?
Think about what is it about these companies that inspires you to work for them. When writing down these traits, use them to springboard your thinking to come up with other companies that seem to embody those same traits and philosophies.
2. Apply the CAVACTM Model to Build your Target Company List

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The Complete Guide to Productivity

The Complete Guide to Productivity | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

Let’s face it.
We all want more time in our lives.
It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.
If you would like to make more effective use of your time, maintain your energy levels throughout the day, and achieve your goals faster — read on.
I’ve already written a few pieces on and avoiding the 9 to 5, but this is going to be a complete guide to productivity.
In this complete guide to productivity, we’ll discuss:

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Career Change At 50: Change is Coming

Career Change At 50: Change is Coming | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a career change? Perhaps you’re looking for a career change at 50 or over? This is the second of three blogs where we go through career challenges faced at 50…

At fifty, many of us feel we finally know what we are doing professionally, have a lot to offer others, and are wiser than ever before. On the other hand, we may also be sensing that this is our last chance to make our mark on the world; that our energy, while strong, is beginning to wane; and that others – amazingly – see us as ‘old’. If this is your situation, how do you think about your career?

Broadly, you are likely to be in one of three situations. We have some thoughts on each:
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How to Kick Start your New Job

10 tips to climb to the top of the mountain.Learn as much as you can about the company, competition, and industry before you start. Read all the recent news that you can find so that you are aware of the issues that your company faces. Read about your company’s history, so you can understand its DNA.Learn as much as you can about your company’s executives before you start. Read their bios on the company website. Study their LinkedIn profiles. Watch their social-media accounts to learn about their interests. If they don’t use social media, that tells you something too.Learn how to use the company’s product or service before you start.

You can read the whole article on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-first-90-days-suck-up-right-people-guy-kawasaki There are two components to …

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8 leiderschapstijlen die talentontwikkeling beïnvloeden

8 leiderschapstijlen die talentontwikkeling beïnvloeden | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

Leiderschap, boeken zijn er over vol geschreven. Soms leesbaar en geschreven vanuit de praktijk maar veelal gebaseerd op langdradige onleesbare theorieën die in de realiteit nooit werken. Het kan ook anders. Daarom op basis van praktijkervaring een ‘ludieke kijk’ op diverse gehanteerde leiderschapsstijlen met een link naar talentontwikkeling. Dit met als uitgangspunt de nog steeds gangbare koppeling tussen leiderschap en hiërarchische functies, waar ik overigens bij de beschrijving van de laatste leiderschapsstijl nog kort op terug zal komen.
De Windvaan
De windvaan als leider is in iedere organisatie herkenbaar. Het gedrag en de handelingen zijn afhankelijk van de ‘politieke’ wind die door organisatie waait. Er is sprake van veel uiterlijk vertoon om maar niet te zeggen ijdelheid in fysiek en mentaal opzicht. Vergaderen in de torentjes en netwerken is voor deze leider een roeping en de werkvloer is een gebied dat van afstand te besturen is. Zeg maar een soort kolonie met onderdanen. Kortom, een politiek dier dat alleen oog heeft voor de eigen belangen en dus uitgaat van het ego-denken in plaats van het wij-denken. De Windvaan heeft enkel aandacht voor het ontwikkelen van talent van anderen wanneer het eigen belang wordt gediend, waarbij het natuurlijk wel zo is dat dit belang per minuut kan veranderen. Zorg dus dat je weet welke wind er waait en speel hier op in bij het maken en vastleggen van afspraken op het gebied van talentontwikkeling.

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What To Say When Connecting On LinkedIn

What To Say When Connecting On LinkedIn | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
While it’s not so difficult to add a connection on LinkedIn when you already know the person, approaching someone you don’t know, like a hiring manager, recruiter, the head of the department you want to work for, or a contact that can help get you through to the decision maker is a different story.

Related: 3 Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Headline

Here are tips on how to approach people you don’t know, or don’t know very well, and what you can say to get them to connect with you on LinkedIn:
1. Have a reason to connect.
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How to Use the Right Photo to Boost Your Brand

How to Use the Right Photo to Boost Your Brand | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it
Pictures have the ability to tell our stories better than written word. A resume may list your volunteer work with a non-profit that creates urban gardens for low-income communities, but a picture of you, elbow-deep in earth, showing others how to plant vegetables is more likely to connect with future employers who value community-minded team members.

With studies claiming 43 percent to 75 percent of employers check social media prior to hiring, every professional should invest in putting his/her best foot forward online, including his/her photos.
What Type of Pictures Should You Use?

Leverage pictures demonstrating your personal brand and core values. A mixture of headshots and candid photos should underscore your brand and can extend your reach online.
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100 Job Search Tips from FORTUNE 500 Recruiter

For job seekers, gone are the days of creating a great résumé and actively following job boards as a way to be sure you’ll find—and ultimately land—a job that meets your needs.

The world is just as different for recruiters.

This book contains 100 real-time tips and stories from FORTUNE 500 recruiters that will inspire and motivate you, provide insights, and identify traps. The recruiters come from diverse backgrounds and geographies, and they have experience recruiting at all levels. Don’t miss the last two pages. They are filled with links to the top career and job search resources and social media sites.

Talent search doesn’t have to be a mystery. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Putting people to work faster is good for you, good for families, good for the global economy, and good for business.

If you are looking for your next job, if you take note of just one piece of advice, this is it: Don’t give up. Don’t take it personally. Be persistent and be a master of the new rules of search.

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The Five Types Of Mentors You Need

The Five Types Of Mentors You Need | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

When we talk about mentorship in the workplace, we often focus on finding one person who can help to guide us through the challenges we will face at work. It might be better to think about the set of people you need to have around you to help you succeed.
With that in mind, here are a few people who should be part of your mentoring team.
-  The Coach
There are times when you need someone to help you think through difficult problems. A good coach can also suggest perspectives on a problem you haven’t thought about. By broadening your horizons, a good coach makes you better at what you do in the future.
-  The Star
Find people who have the career that you want. Spend time with them. Get to know how they operate, what they think about, how they prepare for big events.
-  The Connector
It really is who you know in life that helps you move forward. In order to make sure that you build up your own list of contacts, find the people around you who know everyone. Have them help you to meet new people.
-  The Librarian
A good librarian knows how to find every book in the library. As you navigate you organization and the community around it, you need to know the resources that are available to help you along.
-  The Teammate
Some days you eat the bear. Some days the bear eats you. On those days where the bear got you, it's helpful to have someone who understands you and where you are in your career who can listen to what happened.

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6 Great-Sounding Phrases to Remove From Your Résumé

Imagine you are a human resources director and it's time to cull the résumés. On your desk are a couple hundred documents that have made it through the first few cuts. What are some phrases that would lead you to reject one after only a casual perusal?
According to Monster Worldwide, several great-sounding catchphrases still commonly appear on otherwise acceptable résumés. These phrases are clichéd, nonsensical, or simply outdated.
Avoid using these if you want to rise above the crowd.
1. "Self-starter," "self-motivated"
This definitely does not set you apart. Managers expect every new hire to be a "self-starter."
2. "Results-oriented"
This phrase sounds like you are avoiding the details.
3. "Strong work ethic"
This phrase simply is not a personal attribute worth mentioning. It's expected of all employees.
4. "Assisted," "collaborated"
Be specific about the duties you performed. 
5. "High aptitude for" the type of position
Employers expect a potential hire to have a good working knowledge of and skill set for the position.
6. Any trendy phrases or catchwords.
You may think they make you sound modern and smart, but businesses prefer plain English.

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Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it matters in every job — because all jobs involve dealing with people, and people with higher EQ are more rewarding to deal with.
Most coaching interventions try to enhance some aspect of EQ, usually under the name of social, interpersonal, or soft skills training. The underlying reasoning is that, whereas IQ is very hard to change, EQ can increase with deliberate practice and training.
But what is the evidence? For example, if you’ve been told you need to keep your temper under control, show more empathy for others, or be a better listener, what are the odds you can really do it? How do you know if your efforts will pay off, and which interventions will be most effective?

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10 Job Skills Employers Want From College Grads

10 Job Skills Employers Want From College Grads | Succes met je Talent | Scoop.it

Research suggests college students would do well to prioritize certain skills over any particular major
What college students major in may not be as important as the skills they offer. What college students major in may not be as important as the skills they offer.
You don’t need a degree in petroleum engineering to get a good job. Even political science will do.
What a majority of employers are looking for is not so much a specific major but rather a set of skills that are sorely lacking in the job market. That is the conclusion of a research paper by three City University of New York (CUNY) professors in the fields of finance, business management and statistics.

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Interview: Questions you should be asking

You finally got offered the coveted interview and you're ready to impress. You're prepared to answer any questions they throw at you—but what about when it's your turn to ask questions? Take control at your next interview with these imperative questions:
1. "What would be the first thing you would want a person in this role to accomplish?”
This question not only shows that you are proactive, it allows you to get a better idea for what the job really entails and opens the door to other questions. Hiring Managers will see you as a "go-getter” that is not merely shopping around for jobs. It proves that you are genuinely interested in accomplishing company goals and you are already strategizing how to tackle your first project at hand.

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