Month: June 2014

Please Stop Asking Me Where I See Myself in 5 Years

Gen Y Girl

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I really do hate it.

“The” question…

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Apparently, everyone wants to know.

Have a job interview??? I can almost bet my left hand that someone will ask you.

Go to a networking event??? It’s more than likely.

I’ve been hit with this question more times than I can count.

And every time, I’m sure that I’ve disappointed the person asking with my answer.

Because here’s my answer…

I have no idea.

Now before you start thinking that I lack ambition, understand that I’ve read tons about why goal setting is good. I’ve also read about why goal setting is bad.

I get both sides of the arguement.

But when it comes to where I see myself in 5 years, my answer’s still the same.

I have no idea.

I never grew up wanting to be something specific. I never grew up wanting…

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3 Ways to Make Peace with a Job You’re Planning on Leaving

Gen Y Girl

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Ready to leave your current job for your next big adventure?? Most of us have been there. But before you get up from your desk, march into your boss’ office, and throw your two weeks notice on her desk, it’s good to stop and reflect a little.

Today, Alison shares with us 3 ways to make peace with a job you’re pretty much done with…but they’re smart and strategic, and will likely set you up for even greater success in the future. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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For many people there’s an uncomfortable space between realizing a job isn’t a great fit and landing that next big thing.  If this happens to you really have two main options.  You can spend your remaining weeks or months at your current job unhappily biding your time, or you can choose to make peace with this ‘in between’ time and…

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Employers: Do You Have An Effective Selection Process?

Spartans Helping Spartans

By Cyndi Gave, Guest Blogger

We recommend every hiring manager have a repeatable selection process consisting of three phases: job and candidate definition, screening, and evaluation. How do you know if your selection process is any good? If you can answer yes to these questions, you probably have an excellent selection process:

  • Do your employees respect the new hire for succeeding in your selection process?
  • Would your employees cringe if they had to go through your selection process?
  • Do weak candidates drop out of your selection process because it is too hard?
  • Are superstars attracted to your company because your selection process ensures weak candidates are not hired?
  • Every new hire, without exception, goes through your selection process?
  • A potential superstar has not dropped out of your selection process because you moved too slowly?

Develop a quality selection process, be disciplined in administering it, and empower your team for success.

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