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Great Manager’s Top Qualities

Owners of successful business enterprises will be the first one to tell you that you need to invest in your people. When you are running a business, you need to rely on the efficiency of each person involved in the organization, whether that person is a front liner or is working in the back office. Being an owner of a …

best for STEM Jobs

Boulder 3rd best U.S. city for STEM jobs

Boulder is the third-best city for graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, according to a new study. That’s good, because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary in 2014 STEM occupations was about $81,000, compared with the $47,000 average salary for all occupations. According to a new study by San Francisco-based financial analyst website NerdWallet, …

Progress - Perfection

Still Looking For The Perfect Career?

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous …

SuperBrand

Personal Brand – words not to use.

Picture this. You meet someone new. “What do you do?” she asks. “I’m an architect,” you say. “Oh, really?” she answers. “Have you designed any buildings I’ve seen?” “Possibly,” you reply. “We did the new student center at the university…” “Oh wow,” she says. “That’s a beautiful building…” Without trying — without blowing your own horn — you’ve made a …

Proactive-Reactive

A Proactive Job Search Strategy

There are two kinds of job searches, proactive and reactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to ones that interest them. So, when you send your resume to recruiters and respond to job board postings, you are really at the mercy of what comes up.  In a proactive job search, you pick the …

Relationships

Success is Built on Exceptional Professional Relationships

Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success can and does (and definitely should) mean different things to different people. But one fact is universal. Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success is impossible unless you treat other people with kindness, regard, and respect. After all, you can be a …