Tag Archives: CEO

Tomorrow’s Leaders: What Does it Really Take to Be CEO [Infographic]

Have What it Takes to Be CEO

So, you want to be a CEO. The Big Kahuna. Grand Poobah. But do you have what it really takes?

This infographic from Brighton School of Business and Management takes an in-depth look at today’s CEO…   

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Time to Take Charge: Be the CEO of Your Career


As the New Year looms, some people are rethinking their career strategy. Competition, layoffs and uncertainty are forcing them to assess themselves to see how they can take charge of their careers.   

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The Ultimate Rejection Letter: CEO Fail or Mentoring Moment?


At YouTern, we often say “coachability” – your willingness to learn from mistakes, accept and absorb feedback and then make deliberate improvements – is a huge factor in getting hired.

Successful job seekers and young professionals are coachable. Those who are not coachable… fail, and fail often.

Am I coachable?

You may be asking yourself that question. Lucky for you, a recent Gawker post titled “Here’s How to Condescend to 900 Job Applicants with a 3,000 Word Rejection Letter” (sub-titled “42 Do’s and Don’ts from a Dick”) provides an excellent litmus test for your level of coachability.   

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I Have a Degree… But Didn’t Learn Sh*t in College

More and more, we hear a variation of the statement in this headline from recent graduates.

Not that higher education isn’t doing a decent job of teaching traditional subjects in their traditional way – they’re probably doing a no better or worse job than they did 20 or 30 years ago.

Which is the root-cause problem…   

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#InternPro Chat: “Entrepreneurial Mindset: Be the CEO of Your Career!”

Often, the successful career comes down to mindset… and “owning” your career, CEO style, isn’t a bad mindset to have.

In this week’s #InternPro chat, we discussed how skills found in the C-suite will help you beat your job search competition – and enable you to successfully launch your career.

For your convenience, our “Entrepreneurial Mindset: Be the CEO of Your Career!” chat is summarized…   

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4 Don’ts for Smarter Hiring Decisions

Every entrepreneur wants to see the best in people, but the seasoned businessperson is on the lookout for flaws. This is because a company is only as good as the people working for it. And unfortunately, managing workers can be one of the most difficult aspects of entrepreneurship.

I had to learn the hard way how poor hiring decisions can have a negative impact on your bottom line.

Despite such a bad — and costly — experience, I picked up a few things that business owners should be conscious of to make smarter hiring decisions in the future:   

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