Personal Websites Linked To Career Success

Geography: United States —Research Source: branded.me & .ME Registry —Date: January 14, 2015 —Findings: 71% of those surveyed said that having a website is either very important or important in helping build their personal brand. 70% said that their website is either very important or important for attracting new opportunities. Respondents believe (70%) that employers are […]

Interview: Tom Peters On 21st Century Excellence

Audio interview: Summary: In this interview, Tom Peters talks about why the word excellence is more important in good times than tough times, why every professional needs to work hard to stand out at work, the importance of social networking, his advice to employees who want to get ahead, the most important leadership skills, About […]

Interview: Stedman Graham On Personal Identity

Audio interview: Summary: In this interview, Stedman Graham talks about the importance of understanding your identity, how he discovered his own identity, how professionals can use online information to their advantage, why people change constantly and why we need to have flexible career plans. About the interviewee: Stedman Graham is Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a […]

Employee Proficiency In Technology To Double In 3 Years

—Geography: Global —Research Source: Oxford Economics and SAP —Date: December 2014 —Findings: —22% of employees say they are proficient in analytics now, which is projected to be 47% in 2018. —27% of employees say they are proficient in programming and development now, which is projected to be 58% in 2018. —22% of employees say they […]

Why Improper Work Etiquette Can Damage Your Career

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Robert Half —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —76% of executives agree that a technology etiquette breach, such as sending an email message to an unintended recipient, can either somewhat or greatly impact a professionals career prospects. —78% have mistakenly emailed someone the wrong message or copied someone on a message without […]

What Senior Executives Expect On Your Resume

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Robert Half —Date: January 2013 —Findings: —75% of senior executives prefer to receive a resume written in a chronological format that is organized by dates of employment. —76% will not consider a job candidate for a position if they have 1 or 2 types in their resume. —Recommendations: —Resumes are […]

Managers Choose Soft Skills Over Hard Skills

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —61% of managers and 65% of employees believe that soft skills are the most important when evaluating an employees performance. —32% of managers and 28% of employees believe hard skills are the most important. —7% of managers and 7% of employees […]

A Managers Endorsement Carries A Lot of Career Weight

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —For managers, 37% say their own endorsement, 20% say a co-workers endorsement, and 18% say an executives endorsement. —For employees, 51% say their managers endorsement, 17% say an executives endorsement, and 11% say a clients/customers endorsement. —Recommendations: —A direct line managers […]

Social Media Expertise Is Not Seen As Important To Most Managers

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —16% of managers and 17% of employees view using social media profiles to actively contribute to online industry conversations as either very important or extremely important. —12% of managers and 17% of employees view using social media profiles to build a […]

Managers Willing To Support An Employee’s Activities Outside The Office

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —63% of managers are very willing or extremely willing to support an employee’s professional related activities outside of the office, but fewer than half of employees (41%) are very interested or extremely interested in pursuing them. —Recommendations: —Smart managers see that […]