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Posted May 01, 2018 by

Aptitude and attitude isn’t enough: Interview with Randy Pennington about hiring for altitude

 

Randy Pennington, owner of Pennington Performance Group, has been talking recently about the need to hire for “altitude,” in addition to aptitude and attitude. We interviewed him to find out more. Pennington is an expert in helping organizations build cultures focused on positive results in a world of uncertainty, relationships, and accountability. He will be a speaker at SHRM 2018, presenting a mega session titled “The Six Competencies You Need to Remain Relevant in a World of Disruption and Change.” Here we share takeaways from our conversation about recruiting and developing employees, including entry-level, to increase your organization’s altitude.

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Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to write an amazing internship cover letter

 

A cover letter for an internship highlights the answers to 3 main questions:

1. What is your reason to pursue the internship program? The answer to this question will include details such as ‘what do you know about the program?’ and ‘how it is of interest to you?’

2. What is your reason to pursue the internship with a specific employer? You can write about ‘what you know about this employer?’ and why you have chosen an internship rather than a full-time program?

3. How will you best use this internship opportunity to excel in your career? You can answer with details about your short-term and long-term goals. (more…)

Posted November 04, 2014 by

Facts to Help You Build a Strong Career on the Right Foundation

Career building exercise

Career building exercise. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Life in the 21st century has been reduced to an endless struggle in pursuit of success, prosperity, happiness and contentment. However, to facilitate your search for the above, you must build a strong foundation for your career. Today, career-building is one of the most important individual attributes which can set you on the road to success. Before jumping into a course or a career, it is extremely important for you to understand the extent and the effectiveness of your decision in propelling you towards your goals. Here are some interesting facts to guide you: (more…)

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Key Skills to Develop For a Career in Banking and Finance

Saurabh Tyagi

Saurabh Tyagi

Banking and Finance, although two separate sectors have a lot of things in common, skills required being one of them. An individual looking for a career in any of these sectors should possess some innate qualities and skills for a successful existence. This post is all about the same.

As the economy is going towards a better phase, sectors that are directly experiencing the ameliorating effects of this improvement include banking and finance which is looking out to hire talented professionals provided they have the required skill set. Banking and finance, both sectors represent a similar line of professionals sharing similar ideals and skills, to a large extent. Here are some of the key qualities that recruiters look for while hiring. (more…)

Posted October 31, 2013 by

An Overview of Career in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Therapist comforting her patient in the office

Therapist comforting her patient in the office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Selecting a career in the field of psychotherapy and counselling means patiently listening to someone’s issues and providing him a solution for coming out of the chaos. And, people who have the aptitude to deal with such situations are best suited for this profession.

Why Career as a Psychotherapist or Counsellor is a Good Option?

Studying psychotherapy is the best way to understand a human’s psychology. It provides you the right theories that help you in understanding others as well as your own self. Further, some skills that one can acquire through the respective field includes the ability of assessing the relevance of different counselling and psychotherapy models to clinical situations and identifying critical theories, concepts and methods. (more…)