One of my favorite questions to ask at networking events in Indianapolis is “Where are you volunteering?” Unlike “What do you do” which doesn’t always go that well, “Where are you volunteering” gives people a chance to talk about their passions. But there’s only one downside. Sometimes, people aren’t volunteering anywhere.
You’ve seen this happen in movies and TV a zillion times. A male character compliments a female character, to which she replies, “I bet you say that to all the girls.” It’s a trope. It’s a groaner. It’s filler dialogue. But it doesn’t just happen on the silver screen—I’ve seen jobseekers do it over and […]
The culture is changing. People who have tattoos and piercings aren’t part of an outside, fringe group of society. And that means these forms of body modification are entering the workforce.
Having a business idea doesn’t take much effort. Acting on the idea takes up many resources. The daily grind can hurt peoples’ chances to get pass that “glass ceiling”. Constantly pushing on unbudging glass won’t make it move. If you do decide to start your own business, please weigh the alternatives. Feel confident in your […]
Doing something of value is hard work. I have personal experience. Creating a business is hard. Finding ways to show your value is harder. But the hardest part of my professional career has been articulating my strengths. Potential clients did not see the immediate benefit I could contribute to their business. I could give possible […]
Midwesterners are known for their pleasant attitude and friendly demeanor. Here in Indiana—where people are referred to using the folksy term “hoosiers”—you might expect workplace conversations to always be straightforward. But that isn’t always the case. Here are some “tricks” for influencing behavior.