Regrets. We all have a few. But, when it comes to your career, spending too much time rethinking past decisions can leave you mired in self-doubt and unable to move forward. Here we’ll address some common career regrets and how you can put them behind you for the good of your future.
Everyone wants to hire top talent, but searching for the ideal candidate is like looking for your soul mate. Nobody is perfect, either professionally or romantically. The important thing is to define your “must haves” and “like to haves” so you know the difference.
It’s not that tough to hire people who are willing to perform their job duties as written. The challenge is identifying those who are willing to go beyond what they find on the page – those who bring an entrepreneurial mindset, sharing fresh approaches, creative ideas and an ability to solve problems.
Recent figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal some good news for the Portland Economy. The overall number of unemployed in Oregon is down 19% year over year, lowering the unemployment rate to 4.5. Oregon wages are up 3.4%. The Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro area unemployment rate is 4.2% as of May, 2016.
The importance of transparency in a business is often underestimated. But in a time when it can be tough to trust people and organizations, maintaining a policy of openness can set you apart from other companies. Where once our culture valued privacy, now people are more likely to ask, “What do they have to hide?” All the more reason to be transparent in all your business interactions.
It’s not uncommon for to managers or executives to relocate in order to move up the corporate ladder – sometimes more than once. Preparation is the key to being ready to hit the ground running and make an impact from the very first day.
Taking on side projects is an increasingly common practice for modern professionals.
You launched your own business with the best of intentions.
Even if you have steadily progressed through the ranks from entry level through to middle management, advancing to a C-level position is significantly more complex. Consider these factors to prepare yourself and demonstrate your readiness to make the leap.
Common wisdom is that face time matters. But, as working from home or a remote office grows increasingly common, is that still the case?