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Personal branding is an unquestionably hot topic these days. If you explore the term “personal branding” on Google Trends, you will see a steep spike in the number of times it has been searched over the last 5 years. And yet, as much as we talk about personal branding, the concept remains enigmatic, with few of us able to actually explain what a personal brand is and how to build one. Advice abounds but is often more misleading...
As Americans demand better benefits and work-life balance, employers are realizing that offering employees permanently-remote opportunities will help fill those job openings that are in desperate need of filling. A new report from Ziply Fiber says that companies that do not offer remote work in 2022 will see a 30% rise in quit rates. READ MORE AT CONCHO VALLEY
Building your professional network can offer many benefits. Not only is networking an important part of your job search, but the people in your network can provide different levels of support while you’re searching. Maybe that’s sharing job postings, proofreading your application materials or practicing for interviews. Here are three tips to help you grow your network this year. READ MORE AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
College enrollment in the United States is now down 6.5% compared with 2019 — the largest two-year drop we’ve seen in the last 50 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. A growing number of students are opting out of bachelor’s degree programs due to rising costs as well as the economic and health implications of the coronavirus pandemic. If...
Studies suggest that networking at events can gain companies up to 20% of their new customers, and a networking strategy can also be the key to finding new investors and partners that will help to grow your business. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy for everyone to network successfully.  some of us are shy, we're not sure where to start, or we have not had great luck in the past. READ MORE AT CPA PRACTICE ADVISOR
Some people are natural networkers. With a firm handshake and a winning smile, they have the enviable ability to walk into any room and engage strangers with an endless supply of small talk. People with strong professional networks have a career advantage. A LinkedIn study found that an incredible 85% of all jobs are filled via networking. If you have concerns that a lack of networking skills is holding you back, don’t...
You might have secured a new job, position or changed your job prospects requiring you to relocate to a new city, town, or even country. Whatever the circumstances, it’s fair to recognize how dealing with a job relocation can often be troubling. Relocating for a job is not always a bad thing; when one is required to shift from one area to another for work it’s usually because of better opportunities or to boost their income...
Despite significant changes in technology and media in our daily lives over the last 20 to 30 years, the humble one- or two-page résumé has remained a remarkably consistent tool in the job application process. While requests for video job applications are now in the minority, it’s not hard to imagine that a generational shift toward them will increasingly occur. READ MORE AT INSIDE HIGHER ED  
It's not uncommon for many to reach a point in life where they start wanting a change in their career. Whatever your reasoning, the idea of changing careers and starting from scratch in a new sector or industry can be exciting as it is daunting. To start with, you'll have to step out of your comfort zone and pick up new skills and knowledge. READ MORE AT BUSINESS INSIDER
In-person networking events are returning as more and more people feel comfortable gathering indoors with larger groups of strangers. To some, networking is easy and fun, but to others, it’s an uncomfortable chore. When identifying the kinds of networking events you’ll want to attend, the first place to start is understanding what type of people you’re trying meet. READ MORE AT ENTREPRENEUR
Hispanics only represent 4% of executive positions in the country. The fastest-growing population in America should be a community that is considered strongly by corporations and beyond when shaping future economic and skill reform policies. A new study conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) looked into how Hispanics living in the U.S. feel and found those surveyed think that lack of professional advancement...