Category: Tips For Talent

How Google’s AI-Powered Job Search Will Impact Companies And Job Seekers


Article previously featured at Forbes. In mid-June, Google announced the implementation of an AI-powered search function aimed at connecting job seekers with jobs by sorting through posted recruitment information. The system allows users to search for basic phrases, such as "jobs near me," or perform searches for industry-specific keywords. The search

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Salesforce & Mobify: The Real-life Talent Experience


Previously featured in the Huffington Post. In 2016, I spoke with two dynamic innovation leaders, Peter McLachlan, Chief Product Officer from Mobify and Simon Weaver, VP Engineering at Salesforce. Both conversations summed up for me the real-life candidate and talent experience in today's breakthrough companies.   Peter McLachlan, Chief

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Why You Need a Coach The First 90-Days in a New Job


  It’s been established by many experts that the first 90-days in a new job are critical. Once a reputation is established, it tends to be self-perpetuating. First impressions are everything, and during that first 90-days you set the tone for the rest of your tenure at a company. You want to get it right from the beginning. It’s essential

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Why Connectors Thrive at Work


  People who are good connectors thrive in our hyper connected relationship and information driven world. It's a unique ability defined as "connectional intelligence." People with strong connectional intelligence share their resources and knowledge. They understand how to tap into the resources available to them. Simply put, they are connectors.

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Why Strategic Thinkers Succeed


  There’s a lot of discussion in companies and among recruiters about the constantly evolving skills gap. A recent research report from Bloomberg News pointed out, there’s a major skills gap when it comes to essential abilities employees need to possess to succeed in a global dynamic workforce. The survey of over 1000 recruiters revealed that

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How to Thrive after a Layoff in The Digital Economy


Recent headlines signal the constant disruption that is now a normal part of daily life for many digital and technology workers. Nintendo's New Mobile Games Partner Hit With Layoffs: DeNA and Nintendo secured a deal celebrated by the industry and in the media but 10 days later it was announced the Vancouver studio would be closed and San Francisco

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5 Tips to Create a Great Resume (The Old School Kind)


With the explosion of video and infographic graphics, and other non-traditional resume formats, you may be asking, “Do I still need a plain 12pt font white paper resume? The short answer: Yes, you do (emphatically). While non-traditional formats are a hot button point of debate right now in the hiring world, these new emerging formats are still the

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3 Tips for Personal Transformation from Marshall Goldsmith


  A few weeks ago I reached out to author and top 50 thinker, Marshall Goldsmith, about his process for personal transformation and reaching goals. Having watched his Inc.com video. I was curious about the “32 questions” he asks himself each day. My email interactions with Marshall were brief—as he travelled around the world from Hydrabad

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Why Play is Vital to Workplace Innovation


  Workplace innovation requires creative thinking and creativity requires engaging employees in play. This oldie but goodie Ted Talk by Ideo’s creative genius, Tim Brown, sums up the importance of why play is essential to being creative. In today’s work culture, more and more companies are creating fun spaces complete with pinball machines,

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Why am I so Exhausted: Avoiding Career Burnout


Arianna Huffington uncovered a sizable, unspoken and worrying trend about tiredness and career burnout when she googled “Why am?” It appears the whole world is googling “why am I so tired.” Burnout is striking Generation X and millennials hard. According to Market Research, a recent survey by Monster, Inc found 81% of employed job seekers reported

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Four Strategies to Power Through and Thrive After A Layoff


http://www.youtube.com/embed/lRV6PXB6QLk In this video, Jerry Berg, a former Microsoft employee of 15 years expresses his shock and confusion about being facing a layoff and what to do next. While I don't know Jerry and by default I cannot speak about his particular circumstances, I do know losing your job is one of the most traumatic things that can

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