Author Archives: Megan Spanjers

How To Build a Versatile Workforce

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Is your company prepared for an unexpected departure of

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Networking is NOT About You

When most people start networking, they tend to make the mistake of centering the relationship around themselves. Their needs, their resolution to get a job, their wants. But what about the individual on the other side of this networking relationship? Unless they are a family member or very close friend, they don’t have an obligation

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Is Job Hopping the New Normal?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s typical employee stays at each job for 4.4 years (source: Forbes). Compared to earlier generations, this is very little time at each position! Before you decide whether or not this job-hopping trend is for you, consider some of the pros and cons of doing so. The Pros:

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The Power of Emotion

I was a server for a couple of years during college. Although serving is typically seen as a minimum-wage, non-impressive, no-degree-required type job, I cannot stress enough how important that position was to me in learning good communication and customer service skills. I learned how to quickly and easily connect with strangers and build lasting

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Just how far can my soft skills get me?

When I first started learning about the idea of soft skills being a critical component of whether or not you are hired, I’ll admit that I was quite skeptical. It’s strange to wrap your head around the fact that a job seeker that has better soft skills but less impressive technical skills when compared to

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Why a Strong Mobility Program Attracts the Best Candidates

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. How easy is it for one of your employees

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The One Interview Question You Must Prepare For

“What do you know about our company?” “Why are you the ideal candidate for this position?” “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?” These are all pretty standard interview questions that most job seekers expect going into an interview. When you’re preparing, you’ll obviously want to brainstorm and think about your responses to these questions

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