Category: Professional Development

How to Gain a Workplace Sponsor

CATEGORY: Professional Development
POSTED: May 13, 2015 at 8:56 am

One of the greatest determinants of success for ambitious middle level managers is the existence of a sponsor. Sponsorship, unlike mentorship, is a two-way street in which protégés and sponsors depend on one other to help each of their careers. A protégé offers her sponsor exceptional work product, loyalty, and a unique view of team... » Read Full Article

Will an Advanced Degree Help You Get the Job?

CATEGORY: Professional Development
POSTED: May 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – In times past, if you had completed some college coursework, you could expect a fairly comfortable salary. However, a bachelor’s degree was key to opportunities that led to high paying, executive-level jobs. Today, having a 4-year degree is not only a requirement for many positions, its value has... » Read Full Article

What are Soft Skills and Why are They Important?

CATEGORY: Professional Development
POSTED: October 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

You divide your employable skills into the categories of hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are your technical or functional abilities that apply directly to your job title (i.e. accountant, engineer, project manager). Soft skills apply more to your personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team... » Read Full Article

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