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Four Tips for Interviewing for Your First Management Role

Making the transition from individual contributor to manager can mean a big change in your career, and it starts with landing the role. Hopeful managers may be intimidated by their lack of management experience in the workplace, but fear not – here are some proven ways to show hiring managers you are ready to take the lead.

Why Post-Interview Communication is Vital for Your Recruiting Efforts and Your Job Seekers

You work for a top-flight company, treat your people well and go out of your way to make contractors feel part of the team. But, somehow, it seems like the best talent keeps passing you by for other opportunities. Why aren’t they choosing to work for your company?

Establishing Trust in High Performing Executive Teams

At its core, running a business requires senior leaders to clearly communicate the ideas and strategies powering the organization to its talent base and then allow its employees to execute the vision. Unfortunately, business leaders often lose sight of this in the never-ending pursuit of growth, costing their companies money, time and people.

Five Reasons Why Knowing a Foreign Language Will Help Your Career

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

For CFOs - ‘Dashboarding’ Skills are the New Black

In the recent past, an organization’s “numbers” referred to sales, margins, ratios, growth rates and returns on investment. But, as technology has advanced, so has the way business leaders approach data. Pure numbers people with a knack for compliance are no longer enough. Read what kind of CFO it takes to make a real contribution to a company’s success.

Business Owners See More Funding Options as Private Equity Proliferates

The volume of private equity deals has been trending upwards for more than a decade, with many firms making fundamental changes to their investment approach and, in turn, providing all sizes and types of businesses with new funding options.

What to Contemplate When Considering a Board Seat

For seasoned, senior-level executives, adding “Board Membership” to their resumes is an intriguing next step. But, the value of a board seat depends on both your performance and commitment. A strong performance can open up opportunities you’ve aspired to for years; failing can damage your reputation and limit your options for the future.

The Challenges of Hiring Senior Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profits face special challenges when negotiating with candidates for leadership positions, especially those that employ hundreds of people and have multi-million dollar budgets.

Six Tips to be Organized and Confident in your New Contracting Role

Contractors face unique challenges when starting a new assignment. Follow these six tips and you’ll quickly go from off-track and anxious to confident and competent in your new contracting role.

Five Tips to Help You Be an Effective New Manager

The transition to management is much more than a title change. It means committing to learning new skills that will help you be a positive leader. To help you go from a rookie manager to a seasoned pro, check out these five practices that can help you be an effective leader.

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