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8 Questions You Should Ask a Future Employer During an Interview

Let’s face it—the search for a new job can be tough!  I was just recently hired on as the Marketing Specialist at Birkman, and I can honestly say getting here was a very humbling journey.  Over the course of five months, I applied to countless jobs that I knew I was more than qualified for, but ended up only hearing back from a handful.

With so much pressure on just landing the face-to-face interaction with a potential employer, it is crucial to find a way to stand out from the rest of the candidates during an interview.

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Approaching Professional Development at the C-Suite Level

Achieving C-suite rank in your career may mean you’re at the top of your game—it doesn’t mean the game ends there. As TechNet CEO Rey Ramsey said, “Leadership is a journey, not a destination.” Highly effective leaders should always strive to continue to learn, improve, and grow.

Being responsible for the direction and growth of an organization is a major undertaking, and as a leader, the culture of the company is set by you. Aiming for personal excellence and professional development can inspire employees to do the same—yielding further developed talent and a greater outcome for your company's performance. In this article, I'll review some of the ways that I stay engaged with personal growth and pushing myself to new heights. 

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Top Strategies for Building Trust within Teams

Trust is a must when it comes to team development. Without it, teams are apt to lack innovation, creative thinking, collaboration, and productivity. With it, team members feel safe and comfortable enough to open up and take the risks that can lead to exceptional results.

You can build trust within your team with these six top strategies. As you'll see, this blog post has a theme of leading by example—something that we aim for here at Birkman.

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