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What is talent – A growth mindset approach (1/2)

What is talent – A growth mindset approach (1/2) | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

The nature versus nurture debate is still an ongoing debate concerning athletic expertise. As I have written before I believe athletes are made rather than born. My view thus leans more towards nurture than nature and from what I’ve been reading lately scientists are holding such a view more and more too. This view is also known as the Growth Mindset, as first coined by Carol D. Dweck. Dweck laid the foundation on Growth Mindset with her groundbreaking research. A Growth Mindset holds the belief that qualities are malleable through learning and not fixed by genes. In part one of this article I will discuss the debate about reaching athletic expertise and in doing so address concepts like talent, neural plasticity, & myelin. In part two of this article I will discuss critical learning periods & motivation and their effects on development.
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Today's career success requires mobility, being able to move from one job to an other. The days of life time employment are over! So being ready is essential for career development.
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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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Career Advice for New Grads

Career Advice for New Grads | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year when I am asked to offer career advice to recent college graduates. I always laugh when I think about the statement my dad (the options trader) gave me, before starting my first post-collegiate job as a commodities trader: “Do your job and don’t screw up!” Let me couch dad’s words in a kinder way: You, young graduate, think that you have much to offer your benevolent employer. In fact, you offer very little except potential.
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That Difficult Conversation

That Difficult Conversation | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Every HR professional and manager has had to have a tough talk with an employee about his or her performance. Sometimes it is in the context of an annual appraisal. Other times, it may be a final warning prior to termination. But regardless of when the discussion happens, careful planning is necessary. Otherwise, the wrong things may be said or done, and difficult conversations can quickly evolve into difficult lawsuits. Here are 11 tips to help take some of the pain—and risk—out of those closed-door meetings.
Don’t Delay
Understandably, many of us defer uncomfortable confrontations. But while we’re procrastinating, the employee may be well-aware that a performance discussion is in the offing—and may use that to his or her advantage. For example, the individual may consult with a lawyer and allege a legal wrong, engage in protected activity, or take protected leave.

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What’s the most satisfying job in the world? You’d be surprised

What’s the most satisfying job in the world? You’d be surprised | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Psychologist Barry Schwartz explores the meaning and engagement that some workers feel about professions you miht not expect to be fulfilling.
Why do we work? Why do we drag ourselves out of bed every morning instead of living lives composed of one pleasure-filled adventure after another? What a silly question. We work because we have to make a living. Sure, but is that it? Of course not. When you ask people who are fulfilled by their work why they do the work they do, money almost never comes up. The list of nonmonetary reasons people give for doing their work is long and compelling.
Satisfied workers are engaged by their work. Satisfied workers have a measure of autonomy and discretion in their work, and they use that autonomy and discretion to achieve a level of mastery or expertise.

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20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates

20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Not all resume templates are created equal, and not all are right for every job seeker or situation. Choosing the right resume format means weighing a number of considerations. The job you’re pursuing, the field you’re in, your work history, your skill set, and your location are just a few of the factors that can influence your resume.
One of the most important considerations, though, is one that many people overlook: Is your resume template ATS-friendly? If not—or if you’re not sure—you might be wasting your time. If an ATS (applicant tracking system) can’t read your resume well, or at all, your chances of getting picked for an interview are low—even if you’re perfectly qualified.
An applicant tracking system is a type of recruiting software used to find, screen, and rank candidates. The vast majority of employers today rely on an ATS.

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7 Reasons Jobscan is More Effective than Word Cloud Tools 

7 Reasons Jobscan is More Effective than Word Cloud Tools  | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
With tax season just around the corner, many people are logging into their favorite e-filing software in order to submit their taxes before April 15th. However, many of these individuals will also find that their tax situation is more complicated than the free version allows and upgrade to the Premium or Deluxe version of their …
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'I interviewed over 100 people at Goldman Sachs, and this is what the most impressive job candidates had in common'

I was also part of the investment bank's Harvard recruiting team, she says. "I interviewed anywhere from 20 to 30 job candidates a year, so in total, I interviewed over 100 people at Goldman Sachs," she tells Business Insider. "And this is what the most impressive job candidates had in common: They were confident, poised, articulate, and came to the interviews prepared and ready to 'sell' themselves for the role."

Brown says, "Obviously it's important for any candidate to do research on the job prior to the interview, but those who connected their previous experiences and accomplishments (in college, internships, or full-time jobs) to the job for which they were interviewing, really stood out the most. 

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10 Online Big Data Courses

10 Online Big Data Courses | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
If you already have the skill set to enter the world’s sexiest profession, it’s a great time to be alive. For those with enough money and expendable time, there’s always the option to go back to school. But for the rest of us, hope is not lost; thanks the rise of the internet, we can begin exploring data science from the comfort of our own homes, and for a fraction of the cost of academia or retraining. Obviously, we’re not saying the options on this list can replace a formal education- but for those looking to expand (or even just begin working on) their big data skillset, they’re a great place to start.
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10 must-ask interview questions when hiring freelancers

Our personal experience and market trends tell us that more and more companies – big and small – are hiring freelancers to help with growth and other business needs. They’re also treating freelancers like true members of their team as they would a W-2 employee, including them in meetings and on their websites, etc. However, hiring freelancers still takes a different approach than when hiring someone in-house for a few reasons.
For one, freelancers often work remotely, which requires a certain mindset and set of skills. It’s also much easier for either party to cancel the contract in a freelance relationship at any given point. Finally, many freelance engagements are often pursued for short-term projects or to test the waters before hiring full-time.
This all makes sense when you consider that companies often hire freelancers because they need someone who can hit the ground running — someone who is already experienced and skilled in the area they’re hired for. Freelancers are typically used to working with clients and managing their own time and workload. They need very little management to get the job done.

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Keywords Are Key – Top 48 keywords in Purchasing

Top 48 keywords in Purchasing are:
Budget Development
Competitive Analysis
Continuous Improvement
Contract Negotiation
Cost Optimization
Customer Relations
Distribution Management
ERP Implementation
Global Sourcing
Import / Export

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Hello ...... Phone Interview Tips for Job Candidates

The other week, it happened again. I had scheduled a phone interview with a candidate at an exact time and date. So my phone call was to be expected. And when I placed the call to the number given, I expected the greeting on the other end to be at a minimum professional. Ideally, it would also be an immediate recognition of the appointment.
Why? Because it sets the right tone for the rest of this very important conversation.
Instead, I received the unfortunate and awkward “Hello”.
After I paused to shake my head in disappointment, I had no choice but to ask the candidate (in this case, we’ll call her Mary), “Hi, is this Mary?”.
“Yes, it is” Mary replies.
Another pause to shake my head in frustration and wait for her to say something else. Was the candidate even expecting my call?

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Reinventing The Career: What Should Organizations Do?

One of the most disruptive changes we've seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional "career."
People used to join companies for life: we would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and look forward to a nice retirement program 30-40 years later.
Today, the average worker stays at their job for 4.4 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and some research says that Millennials change jobs at twice that rate.
While many think the solution to this problem is to build a flexible, meaningful workplace, and give people benefits like free food, unlimited vacation, and lavish bonuses - in reality the problem is much more fundamental. We have to change the entire design our organizations, which is a topic we highlight in out newest research The New Organization: Different by Design. (Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016)

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The Challenge of the Modern Systems Analyst

The Challenge of the Modern Systems Analyst | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

The systems analyst is responsible for working with the business and IT teams to deliver technical solutions to business problems.
This professional does not actually implement technology projects, but plays a central role in their planning and execution. The systems analyst also serves as a liaison between IT and end users.

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Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health, so it's imperative to know when to say no to more hours. 
What the research says.
Various organizations and independent researchers have looked at the physical, mental, emotional, and social effects of working beyond the standard 40 hours a week. Notable findings include the following:
Working more than 10 hours a day is associated with a 60 percent jump in risk of cardiovascular issues.
10 percent of those working 50 to 60 hours report relationship problems; the rate increases to 30 percent for those working more than 60 hours.

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Waarom nemen goede medewerkers ontslag?

9 redenen waarom goede medewerkers vertrekken!
 
Vaak horen we managers klagen over het feit dat hun beste mensen weggaan met alle gevolgen van dien voor de continuïteit van het werkproces, de hoge kosten om een nieuwe medewerker te vinden, etc.
In deze stroom van verwijten en klachten ontbreekt echter telkens de kern van de zaak;

Medewerkers verlaten niet hun baan, zij verlaten hun manager!

Het trieste in zulk (onnodige) verloop is dat het heel makkelijk vermeden kan worden.
Het enige dat daarvoor nodig is, is een ander perspectief en wat meer moeite van de kant van jou als manager.

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The 21 Most Valuable Career Skills Now

The 21 Most Valuable Career Skills Now | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
To identify the abilities that bring the greatest rewards, MONEY and PayScale analyzed 54 million employee profiles, across 350 industries, with 15,000 job titles—from entry-level workers to top execs. We compared people with the same title, age, location, and experience, isolating the specific skills (from a universe of about 2,300) correlated with higher pay, advancement, and career opportunity. The result: an authoritative list of the skills with the best payoff in the workforce today. In general, we found that employers are willing to pay up for these four types of talents.
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Why Hybrid Resumes are the Best Resume Format of 2016

Why Hybrid Resumes are the Best Resume Format of 2016 | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
The traditional resume format is a chronological format, which best highlights a long, solid work history. In contrast, a functional format focuses on skills and makes work history a footnote. It’s best suited for those with nonconventional or sporadic career paths.

A happy medium is the hybrid resume, a format that has found recognition in 2016 for its ability to marry the best aspects of chronological and functional resumes. Hybrid resumes, also known as combination resumes, highlight relevant skills while still providing enough information about a candidates’ work histories.

This resume format can serve a range of job seekers well.
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Top Resume Formats for 2016 - Jobscan Blog

For one, the vast majority of resumes are being handled digitally. Most employers today use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to store, sort, and score candidates’ resumes. Whether stored digitally or printed, your resume gives hiring managers a hint at what you believe to be your most important professional accomplishments.

An outdated resume style can convey outdated experience, and an inability to keep up with the latest trends. This can obviously be detrimental to your chances of being selected for an interview.

So, what is the best resume format for 2016? There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are some formatting tips for making your resume the best it can be for today’s job search.
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28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.

So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs. 
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A Google exec shares her favorite job-interview question and what she looks for in every candidate

A Google exec shares her favorite job-interview question and what she looks for in every candidate | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Green, who recently attended Marie Claire's Power Trip summit — a women's networking event sponsored by Dell, Intel, JetBlue, Shiseido, Tacori, and W Hotels — says that there's one question she likes to ask every job candidate she interviews: "How would you make money from an ice-cream stand in Central Park?"
"I'm curious to see how people deal with ambiguity and whether they can have fun while thinking on their feet," she says.
Yasmin Green says she only wants to hire someone who is "innately driven" — "someone who has that force of spirit that powers them through any obstacle that comes their way."
She says that to land a job at Google, you also need to "be prepared to challenge the premise of the question."

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9 Ecommerce Marketing Skills That Drive Success

9 Ecommerce Marketing Skills That Drive Success | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

From pay-per-click advertising to blogging and from search engine optimization to analytics, ecommerce marketing is broad, diverse, and, potentially, complex. The aim is to find those activities, promotions, and tactics that generate profits.
Five years ago, Practical Ecommerce published an article describing the skills critical for ecommerce entrepreneurs. The suggestions were, perhaps, counterintuitive: be able to write, know how to learn, and be a skilled listener. These skills were about the strategic capabilities that entrepreneurs require.
Building on these skills, here is a set of tactical capabilities that should help your ecommerce marketing succeed.
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5 Ways Freelancers are Transforming the Economy [Infographic]

5 Ways Freelancers are Transforming the Economy [Infographic] | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

If you’ve been hanging out among members of the YouTern community, you know the “Gig Economy” is a hot topic. And you may have already noticed that freelancers are changing the way work gets done.

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Industry Keywords overview

Information systems and Telecommunications technology
Advanced technology, application development, benchmarking, capacity planning, cellular communications, data communications, data recovery, database design, database server, desktop technology, disaster recovery, document imaging, e-learning, electronic data interchange, emerging technologies, end user support, firewall, hardware engineering, imaging technology, Local Area Network, management information systems, multiuser interface, network administration, operating system, pilot implementation, project lifecycle, real time data, remote systems access, systems acquisition, systems configuration,
International business
Acquisition, competitive intelligence, cross-border transactions, diplomatic protocol, e-commerce, emerging markets, feasibility analysis, foreign government affairs, foreign investment, global expansion, global market position, intellectual property, international financing, international subsidiary, joint venture, market entry, merger, technology licensing, strategic alliance

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5 Ways to Prepare for Success at Every Stage of Your Career

When I was 18, I got a job as a receptionist for a staffing company answering phones and greeting candidates. I didn’t have a passion for this, but I knew I had to start somewhere. I learned as much as I could about the owners of the company and my supervisor. I was willing to prepare for success.
Soon, I was going above and beyond my role, trying to help clients and colleagues however I could. My manager saw this transformation and convinced the owners I would be successful as a recruiter. I quickly realized even unsuccessful people can look successful.
As a recruiter, I worked long hours voluntarily and kept striving to do better work.

Finally, I joined Star Staffing as a regional sales manager. I had to show that I would fit their culture, add to the company and improve revenue. I accomplished this within three months, and then negotiations started with the legal team.

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16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.
That means they’re susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.
To help you get into your interviewer’s head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, competent, and ultimately hirable.
1. Schedule your interview around 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday.
According to Glassdoor, the "best" time to arrange an interview is the time that's best for the interviewer — not the time that's best for you.

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How Long Do Recruiters Spend Reading Your CV?

How Long Do Recruiters Spend Reading Your CV? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Recruiters spend on average 5-7 seconds looking at a CV…. It’s stats like these that are scary for jobseekers but you forget that the recruiter has a very trained eye and know exactly what they are looking for.
In this infographic from our friends at BeHiring, we learn the following:
First applications are received 200 seconds after a job is posted
Average time spent looking at a CV is 5-7 seconds
One spelling or grammar mistake and your CV will be chucked in the bin
88% job rejection rate if you have a photo of yourself on your CV

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