Saturday, May 4, 2013

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup: Success and Leadership

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share these every weekend so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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  • The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work"[I]mprove your skills and adopt new ones important in your line of work. Take professional development classes, or have a mentor help you figure out what you’ll need to learn in order to succeed five, ten or 20 years from now."
  • Do All job Seekers Need a Personal Website?"According to a study ... 56 percent of hiring managers are more impressed by a personal website than any other branding tool you could use. And yet, only 7 percent of job seekers have websites."
  • Act Like a Leader Before You Are One"No matter how big your ambitions, don't let them distract you from excelling in your current role. Focus on the present as much as — or more than — the future."

  • 10 Ways to Be Sensationally Successful at Your New Job" Work hard to be known for something specific. Be known for responding more quickly or following up first or always offering to help before you’re asked. Be the leader known for turning around struggling employees or creating the biggest pool of promotable talent or building bridges between different departments."

  • 30 Books to Make You a Better Business Leader"While it may seem hard to believe, the simple act of reading can provide you with an opportunity to expand your leadership and business knowledge. The end result: a positive transform for you and the business you lead.

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