Accelerate Your Career: The 4 Cs

BY MARTIN PLUMLEE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – NASHVILLE In a third party recruiting scenario, there are three critical stakeholders: Clients, Candidates and External Firms. Even in today’s candidate-driven market, competition remains the name of the game. Top candidates are receiving two or three job offers, not to mention a counter-offer to remain with their current employer. Whether considering a career …

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Q. There is plenty of information about getting prepared to go out on maternity leave. But how do I come back into a leadership role, act professionally, focus on work, and not be watching the clock to see what time I can leave to see my new daughter? I am not a kid — I married and had a child …

Remembering The Right to be Forgotten

BY RICK KLUMPENHOUWER, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CALGARY A colleague of mine received automated notices from two LinkedIn connections recently. This, of course, is what LinkedIn is there for – to keep you up to date and informed about the status and activities of professionals in your field. There was a difference about getting these notices, however. The two professionals …

Don’t risk your current job when searching

BY ELAINE VARELAS, KEYSTONE PARTNERS This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: Is there anything to protect an employee who is looking for a new job? If I ask someone who works at my current employer to put in a good word …

Musings: Real Engagement

BY BART MCCOY, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – COLORADO Ambiguous Engagement Many of our clients want to discuss their employee engagement when we meet. Before we go down that conversation path, I always attempt to clarify what, specifically, about employee engagement they want to discuss. Very often, the responses I hear are espousals or measures of the employee base as they …

When are you too old to make a career change?

This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: I am 35 years old and have been in sales since college. I don’t feel any satisfaction from my current role and am considering a change to the creative side of marketing. People say I’m …

Start Your Job Search Hard and Fast

BY CHRISTINE NOWICKI, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CHICAGO As a career transition coach, people often say during our initial meeting that they are thinking about taking some time off and ask me for my opinion on whether or not this is a good idea. I typically ask them how long and then, depending on their answer, my response is that …

Achieving Goals: What Gets In Your Way?

BY GERRIANN FAGAN, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – BIRMINGHAM You are clear about your goal. Crystal clear. You’ve got the vision, the tall order that will take you where no man, woman, department, or business has gone before. Your goal may not be audacious or sound that lofty, but it is your goal. Own it. Whether it is opening a new …

Assessing What Matters Most

BY ADENA JOHNSTON, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA As an executive coach and organizational consultant, I am often confronted with the use of the term Assessments. When I was a corporate executive I used assessments to benchmark and scorecard my business, to hire the “right” talent, or to determine an individual’s “potential” for succession planning. As a consultant I use …

Help wanted: Only cats need apply

hrreporter.com Jun 22, 2015 Boss the cat becomes public face of company, goes on the payroll BUCHAREST, Romania — A small Bucharest-based company has taken a different approach in recruiting its newest worker. CATBOX, a maker of casual gifts, went through an unusual marketing exercise by hiring a cat named Boss to become its public face.