Cynthia Stringer

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9 years 3 months ago

Attending the Annual United Nations Association conference the awareness and presence of the conversation of the triple bottom line is present and in the minds and words of those in attendance. The concept initially defined by John Elkington in 1994 was an outgrowth and expansion of the concept of sustainability which was first defined by the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987. During the process of choosing your career you have the opportunities to identify...


9 years 3 months ago

As you explore and ponder various directions to go in your responsible career search consider for a moment staying where you and making it even more engaging and sustainable. By choosing a career you can grow into provides opportunities that will challenge and stretch you. As discussed in the Harvard Business Review, June 1, 2010, Turn the Job you Have into the Job You Want, is a new term being researched and discussed called, Job Crafting.

If you’re in a situation, where changing roles or companies is unrealistic given the tough economy, what can you do? A growing body of research...


9 years 3 months ago

The design and structure of the global workforce is undergoing a major shift. In four years Millennials—the people born between 1977 and 1997—will account for nearly half the employees in the world. In some companies, they already constitute a majority. What is your company like now? How do you see this impacting your ability to manage your career?

A dynamic change from a Baby Boomer, people born between 1944-1964- who have rejected a more traditional perspective than their parents, and who grew up with privilege and have more discretional money to spend as they age is a significant...


9 years 3 months ago

As the economy has changed the opportunities for work have as well. Your career choices have expanded and in our posts in the past few months, here, here, you can learn more about options. As you look into choices for your career consider being of service in another country....


9 years 3 months ago

Once you have your job offer then it is important to move forward into the career management phase of negotiating and claiming your compensation packet. I want to remind us that there are many ways to define your value and build a win/win expectation. In negotiating the first step is to gain career advise from others about the industry standard for your position. You need a realistic and present time value statement for the position you are aiming for. Once this is...


9 years 4 months ago

Internships provide an opportunity enhance our career management and represent yourself, expand your skills and career portfolio and learn new things. Follow the discussion that we’ve been having on Justmeans to see how people weigh in on this topic. Internships also allows you to be seen as a viable candidate for a business career that you may not otherwise be qualified for. Internships and volunteering is especially helpful if you are aiming to move from one industry to another, shift from local to national or international...


9 years 4 months ago

One of the most important success indicators of how well someone is able to secure a responsible career and expand their skills and reputation is how strong their circle of mentors is. Those who have mentors are twice as likely to be promoted and find new work as those who don't, says Ellen Fagenson Eland, professor at George Mason University and winner of the Mentoring Best Practices Award.

There are many types of mentors you need. If you're a minority, you should have a minority mentor. If you are a woman having a child, you should get a mentor who is managing work and kids the way you would...


9 years 4 months ago

Another arena and equally important is that of assisting people who need clarification on skills and guidance in how best to transfer those skills to the new world economy. These people can be working inside institutions or with government agencies, with for profit corporations and recruitment and placement firms as well as privately in their own businesses. As you search for your job openings you want to keep in mind the importance of balancing your vision and desire with what is needed.

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9 years 4 months ago

Now that you have read and hopefully applied the information from the first of two blogs called Your Image we can dive into how do you specifically apply the Introduction in your every day life. The first thing to keep in mind is that everywhere you go or whomever you meet may be a perfect alliance and connection for you for job openings. Being prepared with what to say and how to say it will produce amazing results and move you closer to your...


9 years 4 months ago

As we move into the most impactful and damaging time in human history for the planet we have the opportunity to choose a career and identify the role that our careers have in changing the outcome. Have you considered how Green your career path is? Do you reduce and reverse the impact of the harmful affects of global warming and environmental impact or do you contribute to it with your career?

In our series of Earth Day posts we are exploring how you and your life make a difference and how you can be a changemaker. To gain more insight on how far we have come check out the...


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