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The 7 New Year's career resolutions you should really be making

The 7 New Year's career resolutions you should really be making

What's your current New Year's resolution? Spend more time at the gym? More home-cooked meals? Time away from your emails?

All great ideas, but what about some career-related ideas?

We've put together the 7 resolutions you should really be making this New Year – whether you're job seeking or not!

1. Learn one new skill

This doesn't have to be a skill you use every day in your job. It could be anything productive that stretches you—from a musical instrument to web design.

 
 
 

How to turn around a bad day at the office in 5 simple steps

How to turn around a bad day at the office in 5 simple steps

It doesn't matter where you work or what you do, you're going to have a rough day at the office at some point.

Bad days never get easy to deal with, and sometimes they can seriously affect your confidence (and your productivity).

That's why we've put together a simple step-by-step guide for turning around a bad day at the office...

Step 1. Pinpoint the problem

Try to identify the root of the problem. What's the one real issue you're having today?

 
 
 

Corporate Social Responsibility: Giving Back is Good for Your Brand

Corporate Social Responsibility: Giving Back is Good for Your Brand

‘Tis the season for giving and for looking forward to the year ahead. That makes it the perfect time for companies to take stock of their philanthropic and social responsibility programs and how these efforts reflect on their consumer and employer brands.

Unwrapping Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to business practices that benefit society, including customers, employees, suppliers, and local and global communities. The benefits can come through a company’s environmental efforts, sustainability practices, philanthropy, volunteering and ethical sourcing practices.

 
 
 

Why You Need a Career Development Plan

Why You Need a Career Development Plan

HOW A PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN CAN ASSIST YOUR CAREER PLANNING

A great career doesn’t just happen by itself. Like anything else you want to achieve in life, a successful career takes time, effort and most importantly, planning, to get right. For that reason, a professional career development plan in the form of a written summary of your ambitions, aspirations and objectives can be extremely useful in helping to clarify your career goals and sharpen your focus.

A career development plan is designed to outline your interests, values and skills, and to help you think about:

 
 
 

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

‘You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.’
--Alvin Toffler

As leaders, sometimes we can become so busy with our heads down, getting things done, that we can forget to look up and see how the world is changing around us.

In today’s volatile, uncertain and ambiguous business environment, it’s important to use the leadership quality of vision, to gather information and make a critical assessment of whether we’re still heading in the right direction, so we can make adjustments if necessary and take advantages of opportunities in a more agile way.

 
 
 

Hiring in Dallas: Strong Employment Gains Despite Losses in Manufacturing

Hiring in Dallas: Strong Employment Gains Despite Losses in Manufacturing

Dallas ranked first in job growth among major metro areas in the United States between March 2015 and March 2016.1 The Dallas metro area ranked fifth on Forbes’ 2016 “The Best Cities for Jobs” list, which analyzes short- and long-term employment trends from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2

Job growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth region was particularly strong in the professional and business services sector, and in the construction and mining sector in the third quarter of 2016, with the combined industries adding 23,000 jobs. Third-quarter employment growth in Dallas outpaced both state and national job growth rates. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas projects continued economic expansion for the region.3

 
 
 

Hiring in New York City: Strong Job Growth Despite Financial Services Declines

Hiring in New York City: Strong Job Growth Despite Financial Services Declines

New York City was home to 207 of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in 2015, the highest concentration of fast-growing companies in the country.1 The tech industry continues to flourish in Manhattan’s Silicon Alley and in other NYC boroughs, having grown 29 percent since 2010. The 2017 opening of Cornell University’s high-tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City is expected to further increase the city’s cachet as a tech hub.2

Private sector employment grew by 2.3 percent between September 2015 and September 2016 across New York City, which includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties. The city outperformed New York state’s job growth of 1.5 percent and national employment growth, which was 1.9 percent during the same period.

 
 
 

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Strategies That Work

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Strategies That Work

Engaged employees show up to work with energy, ready to tackle the demands of the day, excited to contribute ideas and solve problems. They are not employees doing the bare minimum until quitting time. They are interested in the work they are doing, find meaning in the mission of their company and are eager to learn and expand their capabilities.

Yet, according to a study by Gallup, fully engaged employees are in short supply. In 2015, Gallup found that only 32 percent of U.S. workers were fully engaged in their jobs, while 50.8 percent were not engaged and 17.2 percent were “actively disengaged.”1 This level of engagement has remained flat since 2000.

 
 
 

It’s time to start thinking and acting ‘like a boss’

It’s time to start thinking and acting ‘like a boss’

Do you consider yourself a leader?

If your answer to that was “No,” it might be time to re-think how you approach your job and your career.

Acting like a leader should not just be left to managers and senior leaders. Personally, I’ve never been a believer in hierarchy for hierarchy’s sake. Instead I am a strong advocate for the notion that anyone can be a leader, in any role or position.

 
 
 

Tampa Employment Market: #4 for U.S. Job Growth

Tampa Employment Market: #4 for U.S. Job Growth

Employment in the Tampa Bay region grew by 24 percent between December 2009 and January 2016, according to a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by The New York Times, making it fourth for job growth in the United States. Only Austin, San Jose and Charlotte had higher rates of job growth since the start of the Great Recession. In the same period, the area’s unemployment rate fell from 11.9 to 4.6 percent.1

Tampa Bay gained 30,800 jobs between September 2015 and September 2016, making it the third best region for job gains after the Orlando and Fort Lauderdale metro areas.2 The unemployment rate in the Tampa Bay area, which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, edged down to 4.6 percent in August from 4.8 percent in July.3

 
 
 
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