More than 50 percent of jobs are landed due to personal connections or referrals, so it is crucial to leverage your network of contacts for your professional development. Even though many people find networking to be intimidating, you don’t have to worry. Reaching out to your network doesn’t have to be scary and salesy. Think of it as a mutual friendship where you are simply reconnecting or offering something in exchange for a favor. You have to give a little
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In response to a recent article I wrote on making time to become a mentor, one former client wrote me to ask, “Ok that’s great, Shannon…but where do I go to get mentoring support?”
As sustainability professionals, we’re always telling people why doing good is good for business. But sometimes we forget that the same logic applies in our own lives too: doing good is good for our careers. Through mentoring others we can enhance our own job satisfaction and invigorate our sense of impact, we can advance our own personal development by honing our listening and interpersonal skills, and we can benefit the organisations we work for by opening to new insights and
From recruiters to academics to consultants to businesses, the message is clear: sustainability is growing, it’s professionalizing and it’s becoming embedded in to core business practice. The only way is up! Core Business That said, there are some key growth areas that sustainability jobseekers will want to take note of. As the link between commercial performance and sustainability become more closely proven and accepted, sustainability related roles in non ‘sustainability’ functions will increase. A particular focus is likely to be
Earlier this month, the UK based Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) had their public launch, signaling a new era for CR and Sustainability professionals.
While the lack of clarity around sustainability is a challenge for job seekers, practitioners and hiring managers, it also presents exciting opportunities to redefine professional development.