MyPerfectResume’s HR & Recruitment Report Predicts 2024 Will Be the Year of the “Big Stay”  
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by candacemoody
2d ago
45% of workers expect a decrease in the number of remote job openings   (A guest post from our friends at MyPerfectResume.com) San Francisco, CA, February, 2024 –  MyPerfectResume® (MPR), a leading resource for resume and career advice, polled nearly 1,900 U.S.-based workers to investigate their sentiments around the 2024 job market, recruitment processes, professional development, mental health, and companies’ commitment to CSR and DEI initiatives.    According to MyPerfectResume’s 2024 HR & Recruitment Report, forty-five percent of workers pr ..read more
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The Big Yawn
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by candacemoody
2w ago
It’s been a busy few years. We’ve lived through the Great Resignation (workers quitting in droves after the Pandemic), the Big Stay (workers hunkering down in their jobs after things normalized), and Quiet Quitting (staying, but doing the absolute minimum to keep from being fired. Now we have the Big Yawn (my words, not theirs.) A new survey, sponsored by (this is my favorite part) Solitaire Bliss, an online solitaire game site, finds that over a third of Americans have found their job boring for years. Let’s pause for a moment to share our shock and disbelief. Solitaire Bliss says, “The myth ..read more
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Types of Who I Am Stories
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by candacemoody
1M ago
Annette Simmons is the author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact. Her book is intended to help you get into “story thinking,” using stories as tools for persuasion in your personal and business life.  One of the most important stories you can tell, she says, is the “Who I am” story. Simmons writes, “Your ability to influence people is directly related to what others know or believe about who you are.” I’ve written about Who I Am stories  (and how they can take on a life of their own) in a previous post. You may be r ..read more
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Career Change Late in Your Career: Focus on Your Strengths Rather than Your History
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by candacemoody
1M ago
You’re never too old to pivot in your career. That’s the advice of career coach Patrice Lindo, CEO of Career Nomad, a consulting firm, in an online article from CNBC Make It. We’re learning that the pandemic created a sea change in the way people think about and manage their careers. From wanting more work from home flexibility to challenging previous career goals and values, workers from all generations are making changes. Roughly 22% of workers across the nation have considered changing careers, according to a recent Zippia report. It’s natural to think that career change later in ..read more
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Why You Should Tell (True) Stories about Who You Are
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by candacemoody
1M ago
Annette Simmons is the author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact. Her book is intended to help you get into “story thinking,” using stories as tools for persuasion in your personal and business life.  One of the most important stories you can tell, she says, is the “Who I am” story. Simmons writes, “Your ability to influence people is directly related to what others know or believe about who you are.” That’s how some of us get into trouble. We all would like to believe we live meaningful, interesting lives. In fact, we a ..read more
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Many Workers Experiencing Financial Stress
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by candacemoody
2M ago
Resume Now, an online resume builder, conducted a survey of 1.100 U.S. workers to find out how they’re feeling about their financial situation. You can see the full October 2023 Financial Transparency survey here and read through the findings. Here are some of the findings that stood out to me. Over half of respondents (58%) said they had financial stress in their lives. The highest levels of stress were felt at both ends of the education spectrum; participants without a college degree (75%), Master’s degree holders (75%), and employees of small companies (72%). Conversely, the self-employed ..read more
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Validate Before Trying to Persuade
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by candacemoody
3M ago
Annette Simmons is the author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact. She wrote the book to help people bring storytelling back into their repertoire of persuasive tactics, and she offers many tips for telling better stories. One of her most important ideas is about validating other people’s points of view before you try to influence or persuade them. Until you acknowledge where they are, you can’t ever get them to move off their territory. Simmons writes, “Humans hunger for validation. It doesn’t cost you a thing, and sometimes ..read more
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Tell Me a Picture
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by candacemoody
3M ago
Annette Simmons is the author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact. She says that humans have used storytelling to communicate since the beginning of time, and today is no different. Her book is intended to help you tell stories that are more persuasive, more impactful, and more fun to listen to. I’ve written before about the types of stories she helps you craft. One is the Vision story. She writes, “A good Vision story makes your promise for future payoffs tangible enough to feel realistic. When you make a vision come alive wi ..read more
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Don’t Let Negativity Spread
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by candacemoody
3M ago
Almost every team has one: the negative personality whose poison is starting to affect everyone. Whether it’s snide comments in team meetings, passive-aggressive information withholding, or acid emails, a negative team member can quickly cause irreparable damage to productivity, comradery, and, eventually, retention. But containing  – or removing – a toxic team member can be a long and exhausting process. It’s especially difficult if the negative person is a top performer. (In fact, performance can mask toxic behavior for a long time; managers are reluctant to antagonize someone who may ..read more
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The Stories We Tell Ourselves (and Others)
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by candacemoody
4M ago
Annette Simmons is the author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact. Her book is intended to help you get into “story thinking,” using stories as tools to bring emotion back into the decision-making process. She writes, “We know everything will change tomorrow anyway, so we may as well lean on the things that don’t change—meaning and universal truths. Stories that are emotionally stimulating relay truths that were true before you and I were born and will remain true long after we die.” Simmons says in a way, it’s not necessary t ..read more
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