logoSign upLog in
Career Development - beBee

Career Development

6K buzzes
Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
  1. ProducerWayne White

    Wayne White

    Let’s speak about this interesting acronym {GRIND}
    Let’s speak about this interesting acronym {GRIND}Good day to one and all, yes, I am writing about how, what way and so on to get your GRIND on, yes, a little urban but effective. I have a goal, not to work for another if I can help it and help others with the ups and downs of the job...
  2. ProducerMichael King

    Michael King

    Army Principles in a Business World
    Army Principles in a Business WorldFor those of you who aren’t familiar with me, I was once a paratrooper, an airborne infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division. Also, to be fair and to avoid any perception of stolen valor, I did not serve during times of combat. I arrived at my...
  3. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    Flexibility is not freedom. Discipline is in actual fact freedom when it comes to successful executive job search and in life! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/in-the-executive-job-market-discipline-sets-you-free
    Simon Gray
    In the executive job market, discipline sets you free.
    www.bebee.com Discipline is not something I've always had, but something I've been working hard to build, develop and grow. It can be a daily battle, as I'm sure...
  4. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    In the executive job market, discipline sets you free.
    In the executive job market, discipline sets you free.Discipline is not something I've always had, but something I've been working hard to build, develop and grow. It can be a daily battle, as I'm sure it is for many, but recently I've really come to appreciate the importance of discipline in life, in...


    Mohammed Sultan
    23/01/2017 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    @Simon Gray.A great post.Nothing will help you become more successful in life than being focused and disciplined.Successful people always have the focus of an entrepreneur and the discipline of a successful organization.Developing discipline in yourself depends to great extent on how your ability to assess yourself through looking into your past.Look at the excitement moments in your early life when you were able to fix the pieces of the Jigsaw Puzzle together and also enjoyed the beauty of this process.Also,the excitement of the Juggling Game;Juggling many balls in the air with a focus on the paths not on the ball.

    The perversity of nature would also say ;when chasing two rabbits,try to chase them in separate tracks.Focus on the process and you will have the discipline to prioritize and achieve your goal.

    Because we are what we repeatedly do until it becomes a habit, your discipline will also grow out of the things you enjoyed doing in the past.Be sure to have this exciting moments recalled and grouped together in one theme to help you do more enjoyable activities.Each time you handle a task in future try to organize self-views on this track to have more meaningful,enjoyable and disciplined tasks.A disciplined person is the one who is able at any moment in time to rank his freedom with values and goals.
    Devesh Bhatt
    23/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Once I was adviced by an Armyman, Discipline is doing things at a prescribed time in a prescribed way, not as a limitation but a preparation for any eventuality.

    It's not about following a time table, it's about preparation.

    For years I lived this motto,fortunately a young Nepali Sherpa told me..

    Discipline is self determination ...Ideal, deep and hard to follow.

    When I read you I am reminded of this, Self determination, for a disciplined person, even flexibility would work .

    You inspire a lot of self improvement, just like your poem on New Year.

    Enjoyed reading you. Thanks.
  5. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    "Get Up Offa That Thing," and Upgrade Your Career
    "Get Up Offa That Thing," and Upgrade Your CareerJames Brown implored us to get up "offa [our] things" in order to dance `til we felt better. Dancing does seem to increase those endorphins, but won't we feel even better knowing that our careers have a future? So, what do I mean when I urge you to...
  6. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Blow Your Horns
    Blow Your HornsBlow your own horns because no one will do it for you.One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of quantified success stories that describe your skills and accomplishments in brief, one-line statements. Let’s call...


    Wayne Yoshida
    23/01/2017 #16 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Thanks @Jared 🐝 Wiese - and I appreciate the sharing!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    23/01/2017 #15 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Great post on careers, @Wayne Yoshida! Sharing...
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/12/2016 #14 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 Thank you Lisa for sharing this one!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a great buzz @Wayne Yoshida. I love that you used "It's a Wonderful Life," as an example to reflect. There are many of us that have a hard time targeting what our strengths are because many of us do underscore what we do or have done, agree! I love the exercises, very helpful to anyone seeking employment. Thanks for sharing the tips!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #10 Thanks Phil - and you are right - this technique is useful in many situations, including holiday - family - friends gatherings. Another exercise I suggest is to take the power stories and then simplify them so your grandma would understand what you do for a living. Too many people have a difficult time describing what they do to strangers - so how can people help them if they don't understand what the heck you do?
    Phil Friedman
    15/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Wayne, excellent article, especially your point about seeing one's working history in terms of outcomes. It will be very useful not only to those seeking employment but to those working on presentations and proposals for contract and consulting work. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Absolutely. And imagine you had meeting after meeting. How glad will you be to hear something else than a boring list of qualifications
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Thanks for your comment, Michele -- glad you noticed the exercise. This helps people think about what they did in a different way, Many times the one-liner that comes out of the 3 column thing is too long - and can be broken up into more than one "power story."
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Glad you like this one, Jan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks for commenting and sharing, @Aurorasa Sima ! Telling a short story turns you into an interesting human being with proven skills - rather than a cold and desperate job-seeker.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks for your comment, Randy - I agree. This stuff really works, but it is not easy. And I strongly agree a lot of employers these days need to brush up (lack of a better term) on describing expectations.
    Michele Williams
    15/12/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Includes and exercise to let you get started improving your resume and how you talk about your accomplishments right away!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    15/12/2016 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Thanks for the advice !!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great advice! I love that you put an emphasis on "story". Reference stories are great and even greater when they are not a boring feature description. Shared in Story Seekers®
    Randy Keho
    14/12/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Spot on, @Wayne Yoshida
    This works. I've had a few interviewers comment that by emphasizing my particular accomplishments they were able to quickly compare them to their needs.
    It also clearly shows what led to my being promoted from one position to the next. Now, if the employers would learn how to clearly present what the position their advertising actually entails, I wouldn't end up wasting my time talking to them.
  7. ProducerKristen Maslanka
    Who Knows You- A reflection on networking with relationships in mind.
    Who Knows You- A reflection on networking with relationships in mind. Over the past few years, I've been vigorously applying to job after job in the animation industry.  I looked at the term "networking" as though it were some holy grail that once achieved would open countless doors. I introduced myself to hundreds...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    23/01/2017 #37 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #19 #20 Martin Yate's Knock 'Em Dead was the first memorable career book I read and modeled. I believe it has been updated. Do check it out!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    23/01/2017 #36 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #33 #34 As @Preston Vander Ven states, just wait until you meet more of the 'clicks' here on beBee ;) It's like they knockin' on your back door. :)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    23/01/2017 #35 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    " Leave them with a story. Leave yourself with a story. It's not about who you know, it's about WHO KNOWS YOU. So get out there and make some friends! "
    Well said, @Kristen Maslanka!

    Along the lines of a story, there once was a president many people adored, the world over. Ironically, before he became so loved and famous, he gave a famous speech. Some called it an inauguration of sorts. In it, were many paradoxes. It ended with inspiring words that some say have lasted over 50 years, even to those who were not alive at the time. It went something like, "Ask not what your [network] can do for you — ask what you can do for your [network]."

    Well, it was something like that, but me thinks it is very relevant to your story here ;)
    Kristen Maslanka
    14/01/2017 #34 Kristen Maslanka
    #33 " Every Click is a Person" That line is gold, and leave me with a lot to think about. It's true and it's nearly poetic. Some would say that the internet distances us, but if used the right way, it can instead bridge the gap between us all and connect us all as though we were all in one big convention center making friends! Thank you for the comment, I look forward to hearing more from you!
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #33 Preston Vander Ven
    @Kristen Maslanka I feel you nailed everything in your phrase, "it is not who you know, but who know's YOU." This world today is all about relationships, especially online. Every click is a person. We have to view them as that. If we view every lead we ever get in whatever type of lead funnel we use as statics, we'll never truly succeed. It is possible but it will take probably 1000 times for traffic. Great tips you left.
    Eileen Doyon
    13/01/2017 #32 Eileen Doyon
    great words!!!
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #31 Kristen Maslanka
    #20 thank you! I'm going to ask my library if they have that Knock em dead book and get to reading that. Those are great resources and you are a fantastic writer- very well informed and I love that you cite your sources!
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #30 Kristen Maslanka
    #23 It certainly would, and I know i'd learn quite a bit myself!
    Clarity is something i can always improve on!

    Oh really?! Nothing beats an old fashioned book. I still end up with an entire floor of reference books open in a circle around me. I joke and call it my summoning circle of knowledge. (( if you like older books on foreshortening- Andrew Loomis' books particularly his book on illustration is a great reference))

    Goodness, that is exciting! I can't wait to see what you post with it. Yeah i was using an intuos for years before i upgraded to my cintiq, but I couldn't do without it now!

    It's the most convenient guitar for a student to keep without taking up too much room in the plane and in their apartment! I never thought of it that way, but that's a stunning way to view the instrument- I can look at my hohmer in a whole new way. The blues...golly. So beautiful. Ever check out Susan Tedeschi? That girl has a voice like no other. I like pretending I can cover her songs.

    If you ever want to jam some time i'm always open!

    Thank you. I mean that most sincerely, it's been a bumpy ride, but i'm going to make this work, and i'm overjoyed at how welcoming people have been on this website, I'm thrilled to make new friends and I take your words very seriously and with much appreciation. I also think the same of yourself.
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #29 Kristen Maslanka
    #28 Firstly- Thank you! Secondly, I know! I'm so excited- so many new faces and people to get to know!

    I'm going to have to join that hive, thank's for the recommendation!
    What kind of dog do you have? If you send me a picture I'll be happy to draw your pup!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/01/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #27 Looks like you are sorted with twitter, just tweeted this excellent buzz! And you know why I think it is so phenomenal? You did exactly what you advised others to do. This is one masterclass of a comments section.

    People are mingling, getting reacquainted, offering help and tips and just plain old gettin' along!


    I'll meander on the topic of "she's a real dog lover" I created the canine companions hive to share photos of these wonderful dogs we get to hang out with and would love to see some more of your work using the various breeds as fairy tale characters.
    Kristen Maslanka
    13/01/2017 #27 Kristen Maslanka
    #24 That's a fantastic idea! How would I go about doing that?
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/01/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    #24 #25 Great advice for everyone / every Bee -- Thanks John!
    John White, MBA
    12/01/2017 #25 John White, MBA
    BTW, the beBee team has shared it to our Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter pages. Congrats on getting people talking!
    John White, MBA
    12/01/2017 #24 John White, MBA
    @Kristen Maslanka: Quick tip, make sure to add your Twitter account as a link on your beBee profile. That way when someone tweets your posts you will get notified. Buzz on!
    Chad Carroll
    12/01/2017 #23 Chad Carroll
    #17 Yes, I will let you know if we can do some collaborating. That would be cool. I'm sure I would learn something. Designing is to me, a simplified art form. Yes, for spectacular design, there is much time and process invested, but the real trick is clarity. One can't sacrifice the message, or content, for the design. Or it's a fail. Remember, we work in the boundaries of a 3 second attention span. haha It needs to be Boom! There!

    I have a small collection of art books from the seventies. So darn cool. I still reference them for brushin' up on fore shortening and what not.

    I am getting a Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and s-pen Tomorrow! So excited! It's no Cintiq, but plenty worthy for what I need. I've been using a Bamboo pad and it's challenging enough. Time to upgrade woo hoo!

    Now I know what a guitalele is. How did I not know what that was? Sounds like an awesome instrument. Harmonica is the instrument of the soul. Think about it. Our very life's breath powers that little machine, and it has a spiritual sound like no other instrument. I love the Blues, maybe one of my favorite genres.

    Quick Fact: Anyone, and I mean anyone can learn how to sing in some capacity. The vocal cord is operated by muscle. Muscles can be built and trained. With practice and proper instruction, anyone can learn to carry a tune. :)

    That's very cool that you sing and are musically inclined. It's lends a great balance to our visual arts interests too. Gotz to have my audio!

    I will check out Pascal Campion's art. Sounds great!

    You sound like you're going places. Anyone with as much passion and commitment and enthusiasm as you have, is going places. All of the interests that you have are healthy, happiness generators that make you a winner and anyone worthy will be lucky to put you on their payroll. Just felt like sharing that with you. :)
    Wayne Yoshida
    12/01/2017 #20 Wayne Yoshida
    #19 There's a lot of stuff out there.

    For starters -- right here on beBee -- take a look for the various Hives. I belong to Career Management and Career Development. And then you can take a look at the people there. For books, the classic "Knock 'Em Dead" series by Martin Yate* can't be beat.

    I do volunteer career coaching with Greg Johnson** - a good resource.

    Bob McIntosh*** is another career coach I admire.

    Here is my list of helpful Bees:

    I am sure others will chime in with suggestions for books and other reference stuff!
    *Martin Yate: https://www.linkedin.com/in/expertresumewritercareercoach

    **Greg Johnson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregljohnson

    ***Bob McIntosh: https://thingscareerrelated.com/
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #19 Kristen Maslanka
    #14 Oh absolutely! Sounds great!
    I may certainly do that! Are there any books you suggest reading, or any other individuals you suggest I follow that have any helpful hints towards pursuing a more successful career experience?
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #18 Kristen Maslanka
    #15 I can see that. Yeah I've worked telesales, so I know how difficult the job can be, but I couldn't help but admire those that were so good at it!
    That's fantastic! My last name means buttermilk in polish, so while I don't get a lot of people assuming i'm buttermilk, I do get an awful lot of people calling me buttermilk once they found that out. Hence why my penname is buttermilkdoodles.
    Kristen Maslanka
    12/01/2017 #17 Kristen Maslanka
    #10 Well it's never too late to improve those talents, and if you ever want to collaborate on an illustration, or you are looking to improve your talents, I'd be happy to help critique or point you to some amazing reference books. ( I used to be a librarian, so reference is in my blood!)
    Are you kidding me?! Designing is just as hard as illustration! It takes a keen eye to develop those aesthetics to see the entire picture. I learned that in making my own comics- the aesthetic of the whole page and the organization of that page, that's hard stuff! Kudos to you.
    Tablets are great! I use my cintiq and I adore it but it would be nice to be able to bring it with me wherever I go. One day i'll have to invest in a portable tablet. Which one did you end up getting?

    I play the guitelele....sort of. My father is particularly musically inclined and I really can't play much on the guitar save a few riffs here and there and the occasional easy "smoke on water" tablature, but I can play a mean harmonica and I can sing!
    Vaudeville?! That must make for some rich stories!!!!!!! I'd love to hear more!

    How adorable! That's wonderful to hear. Family is very important, and make for some wonderful inspiration. (Check out Pascal Campion's art if you want some warm fuzzy family illustration)

    Oh goodness, I'm passionate about storytelling and art in general- so yeah that lends me to a lot of passions. I adore history, so I'm constantly pouring through books- particularly regarding the victorian era and the Rococo. I embroider, and I love cooking. I write- both poetry and fiction, and as my page suggests, I'm also a film enthusiast, so once I get my 35 mm camera's up and running again I'd love to pick that up once more and do some traditional editing/splicing! I also enjoy hiking and playing with my bordercollie.
    David Disney
    12/01/2017 #16 David Disney
    #11 The Camaro is coming along great! Thanks for remembering and following, you have a new follower as well.
  8. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    The Leader as Coach
    The Leader as CoachThis week, as was the case last week, my post is triggered by a comment from one of the students in the class I teach at UBCO. The topic was Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) and its impact on us. Which of our activities give us energy, and which...
  9. ProducerJulie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan

    Believing in others
    Believing in othersHere is a powerful secret and life lesson that I can share from my own experience, both in my career and in my personal life. It sounds far more simple than it is, and took me most of my adult life to figure it out!  It sounds especially hokey at...


    Milos Djukic
    22/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    I like this one @Julie Sullivan. Thanks and cheers.
    Julie Sullivan
    22/01/2017 #9 Julie Sullivan
    #6 thanks so much Deb! :)
    Julie Sullivan
    22/01/2017 #8 Julie Sullivan
    Thanks so much! Still a newbie and don't know my way around :) #7
    David B. Grinberg
    21/01/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Julie. I've shared in three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/01/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Julie Sullivan, I believe you've written a buzz that surpasses your intentions. The truth is that we mimic what is going on in our environment, both the local physical one and the online virtual media-based ones - and most of what these environs offer us is distrust without reason.

    Starting with the belief that each person is worthy of trust until the person behaves in a way that we are prudent to revoke that trust is a much more organically humane way to approach life. Because it is the case that very few people are all that concerned with us, they are focused on living their own lives and if we begin by initiating the interaction based on respect, trust, and kindness; we do create the scenario where they mimic respect, trust, and kindness right back to us.

    I also believe @Jason Versey would enjoy being notified that his quote is inspiring inspirational buzzes!
    Pascal Derrien
    21/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Julie I see you are quoting the fantastic human being that is Jason a perfect ending for a perfect article :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 hope gets me to work against all odds and act.
    Actions create new inputs for our rational minds to function effectively.

    I can think and I can feel, I can act against probable odds.

    Nothing is exclusive, why supress one for the other .
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #3 Julie Sullivan
    #2 Hi Brian - thanks for the comment! I can appreciate your opinion. I think to an extent I've held it before. Life has surprised me by changing my mind.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/01/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Hope, Faith, Belief vs Reality. I side with Performance, Precedence, Evidence and Predictive Tendencies more than feels and wishes. I have yet to be surprised by the results.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Only Trust thyself and another shall not betray thee - William Penn

    Could be twisted for misuse but it's wonderful.

    Add to it

    To earn trust one must invest in trust.

    Somewhere down the line you will have the right people by your side.
  10. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com As you move your company toward a digital transformation, testing not only needs to be part of the process—it also needs to be a tenet of your company...
  11. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    5 Innovations that that may change our lives in the next 5 years - from IBM.
    Larry Boyer
    IBM 5 in 5
    www.research.ibm.com Five innovations that will help change our lives within five...
  12. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Consciously Practicing Gratitude
    www.linkedin.com Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of the act of being grateful this way! It turns out there are more benefits to being grateful than you...
  13. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Is Career Enjoyment a Right or a Privilege?
    intentionalemployee.com Is it a right or a privilege? People confuse rights and privileges all the time. Is it a right or a privilege to be happy at a work? It's a...
  14. ProducerAri Kopoulos

    Ari Kopoulos

    Why You Need a Mentor, and How to Find One
    Why You Need a Mentor, and How to Find OneEvery successful person has a mentor. That mentor might be a teacher, parent, sibling, political hero or business associate. One mentoring organisation reports that 25 percent of high potential employees plan to resign within a year, so it becomes...


    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #11 Ari Kopoulos
    #4 Thank you..glad it resonates!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #10 Ari Kopoulos
    #5 #3 thank you!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #9 Ari Kopoulos
    #6 Cheers Lisa...thank yoU!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #8 Ari Kopoulos
    #1 Cheers David...and the true value is when we pay it forward. I suspect you are a mentor!
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/01/2017 #7 Ari Kopoulos
    #2 I like your mentor...truely sagelike.. Master Po!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice buzz @Ari Kopoulos, very informative. I think mentoring is a great idea. You wrote, " Finding a strong advisor can take your career to the next level and ensure that there’s always someone to guide you when you face difficult tasks. " I think it would also make a person feel less stressed knowing they have a mentor and make for a much smoother transition.
    Ali Anani
    18/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #3 Indeed great insights from @Ari Kopoulos and I like the differentiation between short-term oriented coaches and long-term oriented mentors.
    I fail to express my gratitude to you dear @debasish majumder and I am grateful that I have a person of your high caliber to talk about me like this. I supported you because it was so easy to spot your high quality writings which match your high manners.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. 🐝 beBee Brand Ambassador
    this is a wonderful post!
    debasish majumder
    18/01/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Ari Kopoulos! i do have experience of a mentor, who alone can change the course of life and give you a magnitude and direction, enabling you to thrive with distinction. mentor is a vector quantity, as i personally experienced a mentor of distinction like @Ali Anani! and i am truly grateful for the social media enabling to interact with a true mentor who has changed my views and vision too! lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Preston Vander Ven
    18/01/2017 #2 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Article. My first mentor gave me a to do list. Until I completed this list, I was not worthy of his time. This list was great. It has two main purposes: to help me find my goals so my mentor new what he what I was striving for, and of course, to see if I was commented. If was going to treat this opportunity as a hobby, he most likely would have given me similar advice yet just passed on a book to read instead of his time.
    David B. Grinberg
    18/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome buzz, Ari! I echo your sage advice about the critical importance of mentors to career advancement. I was fortunate to have many mentors to help guide my career when I was younger, which led to positions in the White House and Congress. Nobody does it alone.
    I've shared this in three hives. Keep buzzing🐝🐝✌️️🇺🇸
  15. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    IHS Markig Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh's top economic shocks for 2017 are featured in a World Economic Forum video. What are your thoughts?
    Larry Boyer
    10 economic shocks to look out for in 2017
    wef.ch After a year of political upheavals, the economic outlook is likely to be full of surprises, writes economist Nariman...
  16. ProducerKyle Kumpf

    Kyle Kumpf

    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?
    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?"Now is a great time to make a career change" read the subject line. The body of the e-mail continued with "I reviewed your LinkedIn profile and think you would be a great fit for the position of [insert any position]. Please send me your most...


    Devesh Bhatt
    17/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Hope it inspires people here :)
  17. ProducerK. Foreman

    K. Foreman

    How I got my start
    How I got my startI’m the Boss of myself. You can be as well. K. ForemanFirst let’s rewindI was working as an independent contractor in 2015 when I was let go, again.I was use to it, that’s the sad part. The feeling of waking up not knowing if “today was the day” was...


    José Ramón  🐝 López
    19/01/2017 #16 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Welcome to beBee @K. Foreman!!!
    K. Foreman
    18/01/2017 #15 K. Foreman
    Appreciate it @🐝 Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/01/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Welcome to beBee 🤗🤗🤗 K Foreman
    Fran Brizzolis
    18/01/2017 #11 Fran Brizzolis
    Wellcome to beBee @K. Foreman... Where the best future is possible!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/01/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! @K. Foreman welcome to beBee !
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    18/01/2017 #9 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Welcome to the hive @K. Foreman.
    Devesh Bhatt
    18/01/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    Educate yourself, learning from.others is a part of it, i think everybody is a mentor, some become a regular source.

    Don't surround yourself with like minded people in any other context except for individuals who hold their own and still understand and grow with you.

    We seed each other , we feed each other yet we ought to have our own roots and our own wings.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    18/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Just to clarify, I don't believe in get rich quick, like by simply having a Facebook and Amazon account. Caveat emptor.

    I do agree with the "Things you need to be doing" message.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    18/01/2017 #6 Jim Cody 🐝
    Wow! Such great advice.
    K. Foreman
    18/01/2017 #5 K. Foreman
    #4 I appreciate it guys! Lol
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/01/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 Maybe I just got back from having an unsticky conversation....?!?!? Which occurred via the random mechanism of commenting. Life can be surprising.

    And I like this message of making money with shoes optional, because then I could have more inspiring conversations - which I think is what I was meant to do.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    18/01/2017 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 Dang, Deb. You know just the right things to say! Love it.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Very inspiring and interesting buzz, @K. Foreman. I have to agree with you about the mentor factor and having the right tribe of folks around you. Knowledge is oftentimes just not enough, because we need confidence and people who we can talk to when things aren't working to plan. It is amazing how we can stay stuck for days or weeks, and yet one conversation can turn the whole situation around!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    17/01/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    AWESOME first post, Kenny!
    BUZZ on...
  18. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    beBee - Personal Branding Platform - Plataforma para Marca Personal (EN&ES)
    beBee - Personal Branding Platform - Plataforma para Marca Personal (EN&ES)beBee is a Personal Branding Platform. The network was created to allow people to showcase and share their personal brand and market themselves to employers, clients, customers, vendors and media in their respective industries. beBee allows users to...


    Alissa Translations
    17/01/2017 #8 Alissa Translations
    Tiene un ambiente mas relajado que Linkedin.
    16/01/2017 #7 JOEL CORDOVA CICLE
    Cumple sin rodeos su principal Objetivo
    Cèlia Hil
    16/01/2017 #6 Cèlia Hil
    En beBee puedes trabajar tu marca personal y en la colmena "Marca Personal & Personal Branding" estar al día de lo que los expertos en esta temática van aportando ;-)
    César de Souza
    16/01/2017 #4 César de Souza
    Texto simples, mas bem direto na explicação. Fácil de ser entendido e administrado mentalmente.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    16/01/2017 #1 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
  19. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Mastering the Art of Business Transition
    Mastering the Art of Business TransitionThis is an excerpt from my free downloadable E-booklet, Mastering the Art of Business Transition. Please feel free to share. I believe in eliminating barriers to knowledge, so there is no requirement to provide an email address or identify yourself...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    19/01/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #8 Thank you. I hope you like it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    I´ve downloaded it. Looking forward to reading. Just by scrolling through it briefly I can tell that it´s good stuff.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/01/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thank you for sharing, @Milos Djukic!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/01/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #5 Thanks, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Thanks for sharing, as well.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Good advice, @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I worked for a company that changed their strategy so frequently, it would make your head spin. Their seesaw resulted in wasted travel, wasted hiring/firing practices (they would add 12 employees and have to lay them off within the next 6 months). Poorly thought out strategies can be very costly and wasteful.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    17/01/2017 #4 Jim Cody 🐝
    It's very unfortunate that companies are happy with status quo, I.e. If it ain't broke don't fix it, just pass it on to the consumer.
    I worked in manufacturing for 40+ years most of those were in management and waste and inadequatices at every level. Most are easy to recognize but management is blinded by the 💵 dollar signs. Thank you for this informative buzz.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    16/01/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 That's what I'm here for! LOL
    David B. Grinberg
    16/01/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    #1 Kudos, Renee, on this exciting e-booklet. And free, too! Many thanks for sharing your business expertise for which bees can benefit.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    16/01/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for sharing @David B. Grinberg
  20. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    The Rule of 555 | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
  21. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    My Word of the Year for 2017: Essential - Lindsey Pollak
    www.lindseypollak.com My word of the year 2016 was “simplify.” I’m extending that idea into 2017, my “Year of Essentials.” Here’s what that means to me and how you can apply...
  22. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    The Importance of Saying ‘No’ at Work - Lindsey Pollak
    www.lindseypollak.com “No” is one word that can change your life. But sometimes it’s not the judicious thing to say for career advancement. Some tips for when and how to use...
  23. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    I'd like to welcome another Coloradoan to beBee, @brian crandall! Brian has some very interesting stories and poems about the homeless. I look forward to reading his work here on beBee.

    John White, MBA
    brian crandall - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of brian crandall on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...


    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    16/01/2017 #11 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #10 Ok. Pues todo ok. Gracias por tu comentario.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    16/01/2017 #10 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    #8 Creo que si @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín Brian tal y como comento #4 pensaba que había dado a denunciar por error.
    Yo no he notado nada.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    15/01/2017 #7 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    We'll tell you, do not worry. @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín He says (@brian crandall) that he has denounced me without intention, thank you
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    Learn something new everyday, Coloradoan, not Coloradan.... Welcome Brian. Looking forward....
    brian crandall
    15/01/2017 #5 brian crandall
    #4 @ Julio Angel Lopez, I clicked the "+1" under your comment, thinking it was like a 'like' on facebook. But a message appeared to the right, saying 'report abuse'. If clicking that +1 reported abuse, I am really sorry. I tried to undo it but it won't allow me to
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Welcome @brian crandall, I am sure you will enjoy beBee.com & all the bee's. My name is Bill Stankiewicz & folks in Georgia call me the Savannah Supply Chain Guy. Here to help in any way, we have a great team. Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz, www.savannahsupplychain.com
    Milos Djukic
    15/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Welcome @brian crandall.
    brian crandall
    15/01/2017 #1 brian crandall
    Thank You John
  24. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Resumes are Useless (Almost)
    Resumes are Useless (Almost)Strange words coming from a professional resume writer, but that's a slightly less profane rephrasing of a 2012 article in TechCrunch that promotes HireArt's method of recruiting. Recruiters are all familiar with HireArt, and I, for one, wonder why...


    Gerald Hecht
    15/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Lynda Spiegel I'd love to ...but, it's no longer Open Source...non-disclosure forms, etc.
    Lynda Spiegel
    15/01/2017 #15 Lynda Spiegel
    #13 can you explain in more detail what you mean, Gerald?
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/01/2017 #14 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #11 agreed, and so glad you did that. More hiring mgrs should. "interested and capable of learning" soft skills are huge!
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #13 Gerald Hecht
    I've found that ever since I started coding and independently vending (at cost) various ATS implementations ... my resume gets a thorough review much more frequently 💡
    Mike Rana
    14/01/2017 #12 Mike Rana
    When there's a will, there's a way.#11
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #11 Lynda Spiegel
    #5 if that's possible, Mike, sure. But I'm not convinced that AI will ever overtake human intuition. Some of the best hires I've ever made have been outliers who would have never made it through ATS because they didn't match the job requirements at all - they just struck me as being interested and capable of learning.
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #10 Lynda Spiegel
    #6 yes, Jared. That's the whole point
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #9 Lynda Spiegel
    #8 absolutely true. Simply uploading a resume gives the candidate only a 30% chance of the resume being read by human eyes. Network to get the resume read by the right people!
    Brian McKenzie
    14/01/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    As long as the resume is submitted via on line web / app portal and funneled into an ATS blackhole, they are indeed worthless.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    @Lynda Spiegel I think everything is and everyone is now at maximum potential by taking as a given that its all a "sharing economy" now --also; we should make sure not to use anachronisms (such as "pre-agricultural barter system" rather than "Internet of Things Based Sharing Economy Human Interface Protocol" (ITBSEHIP)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/01/2017 #6 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #5 I'd like to do away with the inhuman ATS too. Perhaps that MS-LI system you thought up will do it?! Seriously, getting your "value statement" in front of the hiring manager is the end game, right?
    Mike Rana
    14/01/2017 #5 Mike Rana
    Until we reform ATS so that quality candidates aren't overlooked, resumes are essentially useless.
    Lynda Spiegel
    13/01/2017 #4 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 I think what you've always been told is bad advice! Every person has a value proposition; the question is for which employer? When a candidate is authentic, he or she may not have as many opportunities, but the ones that match the value proposition are the right ones to target.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/01/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Two statements jump out at me Lynda:

    1. "This means that you cannot and should not tailor your resume to fit a specific job opening, but instead that you be very clear about what your value proposition is" I've been told this so much it's frustrating. Plus there is this little caveat: The Internet. If you have your resume out there anywhere; BAM, you're busted! My diversity is usually my selling point. Some employers want someone who will think outside the industry box.

    "we exhorted employers to look beyond credentials and instead focus on what a candidate had actually accomplished."
    Not only credentials but THINK about how one skill would be so easily transferable and add real value to the job, but also what isn't what they want. This is one reason I think Key Words are the worse thing to ever to hit the search process. Not only when they are missing but when they are misinterpreted. Example: I'm not a Qlikview developer, no where on my resume does it say I developed software or an application; just that I took a developer course so I could Project Manage an application development. I get dozens of "job opportunities" a week for recruiters looking for a Qlikview developer. They are few and far between and I ain't one of them :o)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    13/01/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for sharing, @David B. Grinberg and @John White, MBA. If you hadn't, I would've. This is spot-on advice from real-world experience.

    I love HireArt's method! I tell candidates to go into an interview and DO THE JOB.
    (It may be a bit easier when your title is Business Analyst so I'm inclined to start asking about requirements and giving solutions for, ahem, the job! ;)

    Do it as soon as you can - in a letter, résumé or interview. That's where networking, word of mouth and personal brand come in too.

    This can show your value, skill and interest/enthusiasm. If it's not a job you'd want you won't have much passion for it. Believe me, that comes across. I trained young guys out of college and you can tell they'd rather be anywhere else. Do that in an interview, and you're out!

    Randomly tailoring your résumé for each job waters down your value and will not pass the ATS, as it is looking for consistent keywords.
    Thanks for sharing that hard lesson, @Lynda Spiegel! Again, GREAT post.
    Josh Gater
    13/01/2017 #1 Josh Gater
    We've always been told to change resume ( or CV) to match the job. I never thought of it the way you have described above.
  25. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    BeBee; the platform to create, showcase, and share your personal brand
    www.bebee.com Personal branding is becoming a requirement for success Personal branding is becoming a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get...
See all