Our Corporate Life
December 15, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 25   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    

Holiday Hiatus - We’ll Be Back in 2016!

In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Driving on Ice
Ask Amanda: Should I job hunt during the holidays?
♦   Practical Tips: Take Time for LinkedIn
Driving on Ice

Learning to be an effective manager is like learning how to drive on ice: there is no way to learn except by doing it. You can read all the books, you can study the craft from a technical perspective, but it is only when you are out there that you really learn the techniques and nuances necessary for success.

Commit to being an effective manager. While many have the desire to improve, executives often get stuck in information gathering. They can quote every business book and guru but when it comes to execution they rely on same old same old. They know a lot, but the knowledge itself doesn’t matter.
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Thought to Ponder

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Practical Tips: Take Time for LinkedIn

Most corporate workers know that having a LinkedIn presence is important, but many don’t regularly revisit their profiles to make sure that they accurately reflect the value they offer to employer/potential employers. With the holidays almost upon us, there is probably a little downtime you can use to review your profile.
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 ask Amanda

What's your advice regarding job hunting during the holidays? I've heard different opinions and wonder what you'd recommend. C.M., Brooklyn, NY

Amanda Mitchell

For every person who tells you no one gets hired during the holidays, there’s someone else who has done just that. In my experience, finding the right position is infinitely easier if you maintain momentum and focus on your long-term goal.
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