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According to recent surveys, only 23% of company executives believe that recent college graduates have the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Don't be on the wrong side of that statistic. In this podcast episode you will learn four career building principles to develop skills that will keep you in very high demand.
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The results of many surveys of millennials show that they are in search of "meaningful work" as it relates to their professional lives. This quest can often lead to some unfulfilling experiences as this desire is noble, but often realistic mainly because their approach is flawed.
Watch this excellent video from Ryan Hartwig from a TEDx event in California as he explains this myth and how young professionals should approach their careers.
Any career coach will tell you that networking is not just about who you know, but it's just as important about who knows you. A soon-to-be published study by Adina Sterling, an assistant professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and Jennifer Merluzzi, of Tulane, analyzed hiring and employment data of a large, private company over the course of 11 years. Their findings reveal that referrals were responsible for more promotions among African-American employees. According to their research:
Knowing somebody in a company prior to joining — someone coming through, for instance, a referral — helps people develop more robust networks inside firms... Those hired through a referral were more likely to stick with the employer longer. Likewise, those with friends in a company tended to do less shopping around for a better offer because it could reflect badly on the friend already working there.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. It remains true that the further you plan to go in your career, the more you will need referrals and recommendations from influential leaders. Keep those networking skills sharp!
Click here to read the full article at fastcompany.com.
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As a young Christian business professional I know that sometimes it can be hard to connect with others who share your faith and desire to grow closer to God. That's why I'm especially inviting you to attend the CBMC Atlanta Marketplace Ambassador Gathering on Monday, April 18th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
The MARKETPLACE AMBASSADOR INITIATIVE is a movement to …
You are significant to God's plan to transform the world through the marketplace. It's time to step up and take you place.
I have spent a lot time in classrooms and conversations with thousands of people discussing their level of satisfaction in their careers. Unfortunately, too many of them are frustrated in their work because they know what they do, but the don't know why they do it (outside of the money) or what they really want to do if they could make a change (and they can but that's for another post). Do you fall into one of those categories?
Knowing your "why", i.e. your purpose, is essential to finding fulfillment in your professional and personal life. In this video comedian Michael Jr. presents a great example of the powering of knowing your why.
How does this relate to your work? I look forward to your comments...
In order to gain everything that you want in your career, you must first let go of some things. Enjoy part 2 of this powerful teaching that will help you find fulfillment and success in your profession.
If you want to find the career or business of your dreams, you must lose some things along the way.
You can go farther in your career than you have ever imagined if you allow God to direct your paths and order your steps and use your profession as a pulpit.
Prompting of the Spirit
You’ve had heard the calling, yet you’ve ignored the prompting of the Spirit! But this year (Yes, this year of 2016!) comes with the promise of success for you and your business through God’s way. Don’t let it go!
It's the Profit with Passion Virtual Summit taking center stage from January 29th through the 31st online at profitwithpassionsummit.com…a truly special event that will start your year right.
Profit with Passion Summit will bring together dozens of the most DYNAMIC and INFLUENTIAL Christian entrepreneurs, leaders and thinkers who will walk you step-by-step through their personal testimonies, including the essentials of Christian business leadership; Character, Ability, Vision, and Experience.
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“To live outside of God’s will puts us in danger; to live in His will makes us dangerous.”
~ Erwin McManus from An Unstoppable Force
Typically when someone is considered dangerous, it means they are likely to cause damage or danger to someone or something. In essence they are a threat to safety, order, and peace. As I think about it, I want to be an intentional threat, but not to safety, order, and peace. I want to be a threat to things that injure, defeat, oppress, and negatively impact lives, especially young people.
The world is full of people who play it safe. I don’t want to be one of them. I want to live my life on the edge. However, I’m not necessarily talking about “death-defying” activities, such as bungee jumping, skydiving, or wrestling wild animals (that’s for a different post). I’m talking about maximizing my full potential by utilizing my God-given abilities, talents, gifts, and resources to be a catalyst for life transformation.
I have learned over time that being a life transformation catalyst means that I must be willing to smash the status quo, i.e. standards that people and society have accepted that shouldn’t be. I can’t strive for a life of ease and comfort. I have to take risks, stretch my faith, strategically apply my giftedness, and reach out to people that others have rejected.
By living dangerously, I want to smash the status quo for youth and young adults in the areas of:
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