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Navigating Career Changes and Growth

Navigating Career Changes and Growth

In the latest episode of “Hard work-ah with Pete the Job Guy”, Pete interviews Nikos Westmoreland, Director of Business Development at Jimerson Birr and they center their conversation around the idea of change, particularly in one’s career. Before sitting down with Nikos though, Pete gives 3 tips to consider when thinking of a change. The first is to evaluate your reasons and why you are considering leaving. Ask yourself: are you running away from something? Get to the core of why it is you want to leave your current role. The second is to establish what it is that you are looking for and define the criteria. Is it the company culture, a new industry, the healthcare benefits, increased salary, or tuition reimbursement? Define what it is for you and what you really want. The third is to fully understand the job and the company. Find out what a day in the life of the job looks like. Know the ins and outs of the company from their mission statement and company culture to their financials and stability. Pete’s final advice is that if you always stay in your comfort zone you will not grow. Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (1593)/Comments (35)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Reentering the Workplace

Reentering the Workplace

Many people temporarily leave the corporate workplace at one point or another in their life. Whether it’s to raise children, take care of an ailing or elderly family member, or another reason, it’s a personal decision for individuals to make. Deciding when to re-enter the workplace is another personal decision and for many can be daunting, especially after a lengthy absence. To make this process a little less intimidating, we have put together some tips and suggestions for those wanting to re-enter the workforce after a lengthy break.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (1736)/Comments (42)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Future of Chatbots

The Future of Chatbots

In recent years, the development of Artificial Intelligence has upped its game and introduced its capabilities in unexpected places and industries. With an increase in demand for instantaneous response along with a need for direct interaction, it was inevitable for AI to make a way for itself in the realm of customer service — introducing ‘Chatbots’.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (1015)/Comments (12)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Pete Answers Your Workforce Related Questions

Pete Answers Your Workforce Related Questions

The first question: What can leaders and managers do to motivate their employees?

The first thing is to realize that all people are different. One person’s career goals and values can be completely different than the person sitting next to them. You should ask each employee what they want and gain an understanding of their personal motivators. This way, you will be on track when you want to inspire individuals to perform at peak levels.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (1737)/Comments (29)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Understanding and Supporting Gen Z in the Workplace

Understanding and Supporting Gen Z in the Workplace

Gen Z is the latest generation to enter the workplace. While Millennials still remain the majority of today’s workforce, Gen Z is catching up. Those born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s qualify as Gen Z and account for 61 million people in the United States. The Gen Z population are digital natives and they can’t imagine a time when the internet didn’t exist. Technology has always been an integral part of their daily lives and, like Millennials, social media is a big part of it. Compared to the previous generation of Millennials, who are often criticized for job hopping, Gen Z workers, who grew up during the 2008 recession, seem to be gravitating toward jobs that are more stable and they appear to prioritize financial security more. With this new workforce generation it’s important to offer guidance and encouragement to help them develop and thrive professionally.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (1949)/Comments (34)/ Article rating: 5.0
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