Not Dead Yet: Long Live the Resume

I feel sorry for the humble resume--it’s been on a celebrity deathwatch for years. In the digital age there’s no need for an old-fashioned resume, is there? Surely social media, video and technology have replaced the boring old resume when it comes to recruiting and evaluating talent, right?...more

Facebook is Fantasyland: 5 Tips to Manage Your Online Presence

Social media is everywhere. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, social media sites are being used in a wide variety of ways. People build company brands, their own personal brands, communicate with family and friends, share interests or beliefs, champion causes and plan business or social events.  With such broad visibility and scope, it’s important to be aware of your online presence....more

Back to School: Learning Never Ends

It’s Back to School time! The ads are running, and stacks of notebooks, folders and pens are popping up on endcaps everywhere. This time of year gets me really excited--I loved school, and I still love buying a fresh pack of pens. But Back to School is not about the pens, notebooks or new clothes; it’s about getting back to learning. ...more

Say Yes: 5 Ways to Assess Opportunities

Ever heard that phrase “a big part of life is just showing up”? Even more so, I believe a big part of life is saying Yes. Showing up is important, but it’s really just a minimum requirement. It just means you’ll be there when opportunities come up.To maximize those opportunities and really take advantage of what comes your way, you have to say yes. A lot. Sometimes even when you’d rather say no. If you don’t reach out and grab an opportunity when it’s in front of you, it will pass you by and go to someone else....more

Unicorns and Leprechauns: Stop Waiting for the Perfect Candidate

Quick quiz…which of the following really exist?...more

Soft Skills Matter

We’ve been hearing a lot about the “skills gap” lately, where employers have a tough time finding qualified candidates even as a sizeable number of unemployed people struggle to find jobs. Now the debate has moved on to look at “hard” and “soft” skills....more

The Skills Gap: Your Future Job Doesn’t Exist Today

Here’s a newsflash from the future…the job that’s waiting for you doesn’t exist right now. That’s right. Your future job probably hasn’t yet been created, or maybe even thought about. Just ten years from now there will be jobs that are very different from anything we see today....more

Workplace Ergonomics: How Surroundings Can Improve Creativity

October is National Ergonomics Month. Maybe not a big holiday on your calendar, but ergonomics can have a strong influence on the quality of our creative work. Having a good working environment can enhance creative thinking, and prevent the aches and pains we’ve all experienced after a long and intense creative work session....more

Do You Own Your Job or Are You Just Renting?

You might not know it just by looking around, but every workplace has two kinds of employees: renters and owners....more
Great post.  I work in the software development industry - and while I like to own it it seems ...more

The New Sharing Economy - Staffing Firms Were Pioneers

Recently Lyft, Uber and Car2Go came to Columbus. They all just showed up, practically at the same time, seemingly overnight. Surprised? I wasn’t. It’s just another sign of the rapidly growing “sharing economy.”...more