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    September 2, 2013

    What Matters More: the Right Results or the Right Way?

    Use This Decision Model As A Way To Think About Your Job

    As a front-line supervisor, your job was to deliver results. You were measured by and rewarded for performance. No matter what job function you were managing, your priority was to get the job done on time, under budget and in accordance with the quality standards set.    As you ascend the career ladder, you have increasingly greater degrees of responsibility for results. Once upon a time, your accountability as a crew foreman was to make sure the 6-8 members of your crew performed. That’s...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Management on September 2, 2013

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    June 6, 2013

    Moving Up the Ladder: 4 Best Practices to Demonstrate Your Capability

    There is a difference between expressing an interest in career growth and proving yourself ready.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions You're at that crossroads… You'd like to get ahead, to take on some new responsibilities, to stretch to the next level. But how do you go about convincing the “powers that be” that you are, indeed, ready?   One way is to simply ask. There are many ways you can simply ask, stating your desire to move up the company ladder. You can toss your hat into the ring when a job opens up. During performance reviews, you can...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Professional Development on June 6, 2013

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    March 14, 2013

    Reality Check: Overcoming Challenges JMO’s Face Entering the Private Sector

    8 Insights & Tips to Help Make Your Transition a Successful One

    By Dan Woods, VP & COO ManagingAmericans.com If you are reading this, chances are you recently made a transition from the Military or are thinking about making one in the near future.  Either way, thank you for your tremendous service.  It is my hope that this resource provides some insight that is helpful in your transition.   I wish I could reassure you that your transition will be easy, however, looking back on my own career, having made the very same transition, as well as...Continue reading

    By Dan WoodsPosted in Military Officer Transition on March 14, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

    Career Mentors Can Provide Valuable Business Skills Training

    Tips for Choosing a Career Mentor

    Having a career mentor who can guide you in your field and recommend the skills and training necessary to help you succeed, is an invaluable career resource to help you prepare for future advancement. Your career mentor is a person who acts as your counselor, trainer and guide toward your desired career goal.   When Choosing a Career Mentor Consider the Following Tips: Look for a person whom you not only feel comfortable opening up to, but also has a great deal of experience in the field or...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 26, 2013

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    February 12, 2013

    Take Pride in the Profession of Selling

    Why did you choose a career in selling?

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Ever notice how often professional sellers will express a certain shame or reluctance in admitting their job title? Someone says “so what do you do?” and the seller responds almost apologetically or sheepishly instead of with pride. And when you ask people “why did you choose a career in selling?” the response is almost always that selling was not their first choice.   Let me play back a recent conversation...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Sales & Business Development on February 12, 2013

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    January 9, 2013

    6 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career Before Graduation

    Do you know how to land a job in today’s economy?

    Are you a college student, recent graduate or know someone who is about to enter the workforce for the first time?  Today’s economy requires a head start in order to land a decent job.  Here are 6 tips to jumpstart your career before graduation.   Intern, Intern, Intern Figure out a way to work in your field of study before you graduate so you can build your resume with real experience.  Sometimes it leads to a job after you graduate, other times it leads to a more credible...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Career Change, Job Search on January 9, 2013

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    June 11, 2012

    Six Steps to Finding Your New Job

    Is it time to reinvent your career?

    Starting your job search can be overwhelming whether you are looking for new opportunities, making a career change or seeking a promotion.  There are lots of resume tips, interview recommendations and other resources out there, but how do you know what type of job you should be looking for?  If you begin your job search with the mindset to first reinvent yourself, you may find your options for employment evolve into opportunities you would not have previously considered.  Here are Six Steps...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Career Change, Job Search on June 11, 2012

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    May 17, 2012

    Three Steps to Creating Great Mentor/Mentee Relationships

    Is your boss doing a good job as your mentor?

    Do you feel like your boss has your best interest in mind when discussing your career path? Does he or she listen to what you want to accomplish, and work with you to help achieve your goals?  OR is the disconnect between what you are doing today, and what you want to be doing, driving you insane?    If you feel like you are on a different planet at work, like you are not being heard, and you see things differently than your boss…you are not alone.  Often times we expect our...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on May 17, 2012

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