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10 years 1 month ago

In the post-Great Global Recession era, whether we are currently employed or not, we are always on the job market.  It's only our price on the market that changes.  We live in a new type of economy, in which job security is more of a myth than a reality.  Most new graduates and emerging leaders will have to constantly be ready to take on new challenges and gigs, rather than experiencing a more traditional series of steady jobs within one organization.  But how can one effectively design and implement an optimal job hunting strategy given the ...


10 years 2 months ago

Many of you read our responsible career section in hope to gain career advice on how to build a career that successfully blends financial return with social impact and environmental responsibility.  Well rejoice, because today, you will be able to learn more about how to do exactly that by getting career advice from Jullien ‘PurposeFinder’ Gordon.

Jullien Gordon is an impressive 28-year old social entrepreneur who has turned his passion for helping others make informed career decision into a...


10 years 2 months ago

Business as usual is unsustainable, and you are surely reading this blog because you want to learn more about career choices that will enable you to build a career that will allow you to do well while doing good.  There are of course many ways to 'do well while doing good'.  The vast majority of people in industrialized countries choose to do so by generating their income from business as usual positions, and use part of their income to make donations to causes they believe in.  Others choose to donate their time and volunteer to contribute to a cause they believe in.

But that...


10 years 2 months ago

Following up on my post on responsible entry-level jobs in Marketing and Sales, I received questions about responsible career choices related to communications.  Of course marketing and sales heavily rely on effective communication.  However, there are many other responsible career choices available in communication.  We are all bombarded with information, from ...


10 years 2 months ago

As a professional that wants to get business done better, you surely have been thinking about how you can design and implement a career planning strategy that will enable you to do well while doing good.  Of course, earning a college degree, gaining experience and marketable skills will all enable you to demonstrate your value add proposition to employers and increase your chances on the job market.

Another key element in your career planning strategy is of course to gain insights into where jobs are opening up.  A new report from the US Department of Labor provides valuable information related to job recovery in...


10 years 2 months ago

There is no better way to gather responsible career advice than to gather information and gain insights from committed individuals that have turned their passion for doing business better into a fulfilling and financially rewarding career.  Most successful social entrepreneurs have started their social enterprises because they found something that was not working in society and they could not get past that injustice or imbalance, so they committed to do something about the issue that they identified.  Most of these...


10 years 2 months ago

During recessions, more laid-off workers tend to make the career choice of starting their own business.  This has been confirmed by data collected by Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a global outplacement consulting firm.  Starting in 1986, they created the Challenger Job Market Index, which quarterly surveys around 3,000 US-based job seekers, many of whom were former managers and executives from various industries.  The data collected over time shows that between 1986 and 1991, about 15% to 20% of laid-off workers were making the career choice to open their own business.  During the 90s, this...


10 years 2 months ago

Good news on the job front, the fall might be bringing more career choices to those looking for a responsible job!  Indeed, over the last couple of weeks, I have been hearing from my colleagues and contacts that they are being contacted by a number of companies that have underhired and are now looking for talent.  The pool of candidates that are contacted first by these companies includes previous interns and recent graduates that have expressed an interest or have previously interviewed with the firm.  Therefore, if you have been in touch with a company that has turned you down before, now is...


10 years 2 months ago

Responsible career management is all about finding career opportunities that successfully blend financial return with social impact and environmental responsibility.  But what salary and other compensation is 'good enough' to lead to happiness?  A new study by Daniel Kahneman (2002 Nobel Prize in Economics) and Angus Deaton reveals an interesting threshold, about $75,000 per year, above which money does not buy more happiness.

The new study was published in the high profile Proceedings of the National of the Academy of Science (PNAS) journal.  The authors analyzed a...


10 years 2 months ago

As mentioned in my previous posts on responsible careers in operations and in marketing and sales, the good news amid the current US jobless recovery is that a number of responsible careers are available to recent graduates and emerging responsible...


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