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7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age

Soft Skills

What skills employers will come to value most as we move away from Industrial Age thinking, and dive even deeper into the Social Age? What soft skills no one even talked about five years ago must we must we pay attention to as we strive to compete well in the job market of today, and the future?

Here’s our take on seven must-have soft skills for the Social Age…   

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5 Tips to Help Young Professionals Impress the Boss

Impress the Boss

In college, I couldn’t wait for what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss.

Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really good at whatever you do.” It’s been a few years since I entered the workforce and, looking back, I can confidently say that such guidance barely scratches the surface. As someone who has risen from an entry-level position to management, there are certain lesser-known suggestions every young professional should know to impress their superiors.   

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These “Never Forget” Items are Cornerstones of a Successful Career

Career Success Cornerstone

I recently facilitated a great conversation about two issues that make a huge difference in your career.

Performed consistently, these “never forget” items serve as two cornerstones in building a successful career. They are simple ideas… tips we hear often but that in reality aren’t actually used any near often enough (even though one easily facilitates the other)…   

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4 Early Career Lessons College Won’t Teach You

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With graduation right around the corner many young professionals are trying to figure out the right career path to follow.

I asked five of the smartest and most successful business people I know what they wished someone had whispered in their ear at graduation. Here are the top themes that emerged:   

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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career and Your Life


The truth is, if you can’t manage your time, you’ll find it hard to properly manage your career. In order to reach any level of career success – be it a raise, a promotion or a new job – you need to first know how to take control of your daily tasks and responsibilities rather than letting them control you.

Start with these tried-and-true methods to recover lost time and make better use of the time you have:   

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Super Career Lessons from Seahawks’ Coach Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson

His Seattle Seahawks ran away with the Super Bowl the other night, and it’s clear that Coach Pete Carroll can lead a team to victory.

But Carroll also knows a bit about managing a successful career, despite – or perhaps because of – experiencing some hiccups along the way.

He’s faced multiple firings, a few “demotions”, and massive opposition from fans.

When reviewing Pete Carroll’s extensive career, you can’t help but appreciate these lessons young professionals can adopt toward their own careers:   

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