Leaders Should Set Boundaries During the Holidays

Great leaders use statements like the following: “I got your back.” “Let me know if you need anything.” “What else can I do for you.” “I’m always available.” I find myself using the last two ALL the time. I believe those statements, and I want them to be accurate, and for the most part, they…

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Blurred Lines between our Professional and Personal Lives

Today’s workplace is all about connection and empathy. Employees need to be connected to their boss and company. We spend more time with those we work with than those we love. I tell my clients and anyone who chooses to listen in the talks I give, “the world of work has changed, and it ain’t…

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2022 Graduates: 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING YOUR EMPLOYER

4 TIPS FOR 2022 GRADUATES TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN EMPLOYER I will likely never have the opportunity to give a keynote at anyone’s graduation, so I will take this opportunity and use my newsletter to speak to the 2022 graduates and give you 4 things to look for in your employer. Additionally, I will…

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Promote or Remote: Working at home hurts your chances for advancement

Call it unconscious bias or “out of sight out of mind.” The data shows that your boss views people in the office more favorably than your peers who work from home. I know, I know. I get it. You are more productive at home and work longer hours since you don’t have to commute to and…

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Career Elevator: 9 Ways to Help Your Image and Exposure

If you ask 10 Executives what each employee needs to do to have career success, you might get 10 different responses.  Are there secrets to success?  Are there steps that you can take to ensure your success?  Harvey Coleman’s book “Empower Yourself, The Organizational Game Revealed” describes that P.I.E. determines your career success.  It stands…

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Top 5 Resume Mistakes

TOP RESUME GOOFS TO AVOID  By: Michael Clegg, Managing Partner Q Works Group You only have 7 SECONDS to capture the attention of the decision maker.  Based on a Harvard Business Review, September article, you need to get to the point quickly. (https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-get-your-resume-noticed-and-out-of-the-trash-bin) With over 50 million people filing for unemployment over the previous 20+ weeks, it has never been more competitive. …

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You Have to Start Now

 Written by: Michael Clegg There has been no better time to network online.  How do we become the best version of ourselves?  How do we position ourselves to be successful?  Connecting with other successful people has shown significant and positive results.  Many of us think about success in terms of professional improvement.  Improvement applies to both your personal and professional life.  Harvard University Social Psychologist, Dr. David McClellan said 95% of success or failure is determined…

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Preparing for the Recovery

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Preparing for the Recovery | How to stand out in the job search Written by: Michael Clegg, Managing Partner of the Q Works Group   Standing out in the job search starts with finding the right fit. That will require matching your resume to the job description that you apply for. Less than 5% of…

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Building a kick ass LinkedIn Profile in 30 minutes or less

Many Successful Professionals use LinkedIn as a B2B or B2C selling tool.  They use it to grow their personal/professional brand.  They use it to push out content that is created through videos and articles.  LinkedIn is coming out with a “Live Feed” as well that is currently in the beta testing phase.  There are many…

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Resume Tips

When job seeking, a resume is a candidate’s first opportunity to make an impression. And first impressions count, no matter if you have job options or not. In order to be considered for a position, a resume has to convince a hiring authority at first sight. Your resume can indeed be your one and only…

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