Career Development Partners Blog
Our expert coaches offer advice ranging from Networking and Resumes, to the benefits of Outplacement and Leadership Development.
I just got another one – a generic LinkedIn Invitation request from someone I don’t know. “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
Are you guilty of sending a generic invitation? Or how should you respond if you receive one?
Over the years I have observed that there are three specific things that, if done daily, can lead to a more successful job search. 1. Holding new networking conversations. Research revealed that the number of contacts made is far more important than any other...read more
“Can you hear me now?’ was the popular tag line in a commercial for a cell phone company. But the real question we should be asking in our everyday communications is “Are you listening?”read more
Before I get into how to evaluate poor performers, let me start with how to avoid having a poor performer situation. Start by hiring the right people. Did you know that if you hire the wrong people nothing works. None of your people strategies will work. Training...read more
There are so many factors that play into creating your first impression when you meet new people. One of those factors that is not addressed enough is your voice. Conclusions can be drawn simply by the way you speak. Whether those assumptions are correct or not, it...read more
Great leadership needs a constant flow of strategically developed personal to keep it filled in almost every organization. A simple but effective thought process develops a leadership pipeline that lists all your employees and placing each employee in one of four groupings…read more
Job search is often more difficult than people imagine. It takes longer than you originally thought - it's not quite as exciting as it was in the beginning - and before long, the process takes a toll on your psyche. This emotional wear and tear can, in turn, slow your...read more
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 7, 2018) – “When audiences hear Rick Rigsby . . . they are never the same.” That opening line from Rigsby’s website might sound like empty bravado, but after reading some of the testimonials written by people who have heard him speak, you’ll realize it is anything but.read more
Emotional intelligence is an individual’s habit of choosing to identify and manage their responses to key moments in the daily routines and helping others to respond correctly by example and encouragement.read more
LinkedIn is a phenomenal resource. Consider that you have access to 500 million professionals worldwide, business and thought leaders such as, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, me and you. Not only do you have access to them, they have access to you. The good...read more