Limited Shelf life – Is Your Job About to Expire?

Have you ever watched someone’s job unravel and they don’t even know they are in trouble? I just watched this happen to someone that works in my company. This particular person started off okay, with good annual reviews. Then his boss left and in a matter of a year or so, he went from having an okay reputation to someone who was viewed as “on his way out”. I’m not sure if his old boss was covering for him or maybe his new boss just did not like him. The really sad part was that he had no clue that every day the front door was one step closer. Not that there was some type of official notice about this guy, you just got the feeling watching from a distance. Long story short, he was shown the front door yesterday. The guy was shocked (as most anyone would be if they had no clue – take a look at “I lost my job, now what?“) and, of course, not prepared. So what are the warning signs? How do you know if you are about to lose your job? I would argue that in most cases (except for down-sizings), the clues are there if you look close enough. What can you do?

Suggested Reading: Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act

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Enhance Your Career with Leadership Coaching

All successful businesses have one thing in common, they have great leadership. Great leaders not only have the qualities and traits to create value,  they are a catalyst to ensuring that all aspects of a business work together. Without good leadership, many business resources lie dormant and the business does not achieve its full potential. A good leader understands the key drivers of their business, company, competitors, managers, peers and subordinates and continue to learn about new leadership methodologies and theories to maximize their effectiveness. There may be people who are born leaders, but even born leaders need to learn about all of the issues that any business may encounter. A business leader who enrolls in executive coaching Calgary has a better chance to take his or her company to the next level than a leader who does not strive to learn and improve.

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7 Jobs for Those Who Love Math

If you love math, there are a plethora of career opportunities available to you. Fortunately, math-minded individuals are able to score some of the highest paying jobs out there, from accounting to biotechnology. Here are seven jobs you can pursue if you love math.

Certified Public Accountant

This may seem like an obvious choice, but it is an excellent one nevertheless. If you are interested in having a highly lucrative career, look no further than the field of accounting. If you are thinking about becoming an accountant, know that the career field is diverse with different job opportunities. Becoming a certified public accountant allows you to work in high-level management positions in companies where you can create budgets and oversee transactions. Your job is essentially to organize relevant data, perform audits, prevent fraud, and help steer the financial growth of a company. Accountants have the ability to work alone with clients, or in stable jobs with a business. In order to become a CPA, the most prestigious of all accounting positions, you must pass the CPA exam. This test is notoriously difficult, and can take years to complete successfully.

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Top Tech Skills for College Students: What You Need to Know to Succeed in School

Getting to college is a journey. A student must do well in classes, fill-out applications, write essays, etc. In some cases, an adult gains experience before heading to college. Regardless, in some cases, essential skills are not learned or improved. In some cases, high school students may have access to computers but with limited resources and teachers who can relay top tech skills. If you’re headed toward a higher degree, here’s what you need to know to succeed.

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step up to the World of Public Speaking

There are few things more terrifying to people than public speaking. The mere thought of having to speak to a group of people is like having a slow-motion nightmare. You are desperate for it to end, but time seems to stand still.

The common fears one typically has of speaking to an audience are real, and not imagined. They include:

  • Getting up at the beginning of your speech and being so afraid, you stare into the audience without saying a word.
  • Freezing in the middle of your speech and not remembering what to say.
  • The speech is going well, until you make a verbal faux pas and you watch as the audience is immediately repelled by what you said.
  • You’re speaking, making points, and telling jokes, and the audience is impassive – not showing emotion or interest. They are just staring at you.

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