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  • Feedforward On the Job: A Key To Self-Improvement
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 10, 2016
    Continuous learning and growth is essential to building a successful career, and feedback is an important part of that process. I’ve seen my coaching clients flourish thanks, in part, to feedback. While the prospect of an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses can feel daunting, and actually receiving it can be painful at times, feedback from a coach, your boss, colleagues, or trusted mentors can provide valua...
  • Getting In The Habit: Baby Steps Towards Change
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 3, 2016
    Raised as a Catholic, I was well aware of habits. First, because nuns were wearing them, and nuns were not to be trifled with, and secondly, because nuns were always on a mission to instill the good ones. At this stage of the game, many of us have our own inner nun overseeing our “good” and “bad” habits. The inner Sister (or substitute whatever voice of conscience works best for you) gives her ble...
  • Women Leaders Are Changing the World
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 28, 2016
    Women are paving the way for a new style of leadership that is confident, authentic, and highly effective. And yet, CNN Money reports that only 25 out of 500 companies in the S&P 500 have women CEO’s. Thankfully, the comprehensive picture looks more promising. The presence of women in C-Suite roles is certainly important but I am encouraged that more women are leading in other transformative ways. Leader is not jus...
  • Tap Your Inner PR Agent for Career Success
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 24, 2016
    Even though I count on my amazing Publicist, Stacey J. Miller’s expertise to promote my book, I still consider one of my most important tasks to be self promotion. I am always packing books, business cards, portfolios, and compelling stories about what I do and why it is valuable to potential clients, speakers bureaus, or organizations. I would miss out on so many new opportunities if I did not take on the responsibil...
  • The Thrill of Career Victory and The Agony of Defeat
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 17, 2016
    National unemployment numbers are the lowest in recent history and jobs are more plentiful but finding the right career fit can still be a challenge. Some are re-entering the job world after a planned hiatus – like taking time off to raise children, caring for elderly parents, or becoming a trailing spouse following a partner’s new career opportunity in a different location. Others find themselves in unexpect...
  • The Crucial Step of Following Up
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 11, 2016
    I speak to so many people who honestly believe they are networking well by sending an email or leaving a single voicemail. When they don’t get a response, they abandon the contact. The follow-up is the most crucial part of building and maintaining any professional relationship. My first suggestion is to distinguish yourself by calling instead of emailing. Everybody is inundated with multiple emails but we are drawn...
  • Work-Health Balance: 7 Guideposts To Help Take Care Of Yours
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 4, 2016
    We talk a lot about work-life balance these days, but what about work-health balance? When we refer to our work, we often say we’re giving it our “all” or giving “one hundred and fifty percent.” These are admirable sentiments in theory, but what percentage of the pie of life are you reserving for yourself – especially with regard to your health? Many of us get to the office early and s...
  • Organizations Are Serious About The "No Jerks" Policy When Hiring
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 23, 2016
    Over the last 15 years as a career & professional development consultant, I have worked with countless employers seeking ideal candidates to fill critical roles in their organizations. Regardless of the career field, recruiters and hiring managers agree that after the basic criteria of skills and experiences are met, candidates are accepted or eliminated based upon how they fit into the culture of an organization.Savvy work...
  • Why We Need To Fail In Order To Move Forward
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 16, 2016
    I am delighted to showcase guest blogger, Matt Umbro, a Senior Account Manager in charge of Community at Hanapin Marketing. He specializes in ecommerce PPC and client relations, while overseeing content production for PPC Hero. Matt also runs the popular #PPCChat Twitter hashtag. Follow Matt on Twitter @Matt_Umbro.I usually don’t gain insight or motivation from quotes, but one has stuck with me over the years, which has hel...
  • Best/Worst Careers: 2016 Rankings
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 26, 2016
    CareerCast.com’s 2016 Jobs Rated Report was recently published for the 28th consecutive year, and it’s fascinating to peruse the findings.The popular job search website gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, to rank jobs based on four core criteria: work environment (physical and emotional requirements); income; job outlook (growth versus unemployment); and stress factor...