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Tag: value of expertise

Overqualified and Underemployed – Big Ego or Real Problem?

January 12, 2019
A lot of us grew up being told that we were wonderful and can do anything that we set our minds on. Sometimes, this is true, and we have unlimited...

The right help at the right time: what are the differences between Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Life Coaches?

July 14, 2018
With all the attention focused on mental health issues and mental health in the workplace, I've noticed the growing popularity of Life Coaches, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists. What hasn't been...

How to stay relevant in the era of artificial intelligence

November 4, 2017
The repercussions of modern innovations are starting to become unsettling to professionals in a broad range of occupations (e.g., law, financial planning, and to a lesser extent, medicine). White-collar workers...

To be or not to be … without a degree … that is the question

September 23, 2017
In today’s world, job experience, skills, and basic work-related training seem to have been replaced with the importance of a post-secondary certificate. How does a degree (or degrees) compare with...

All that glitters is not gold … when others plagiarize your work

August 12, 2017
What about less publicized examples of plagiarism, where intellectual and/or creative fraud stays under the radar? In some ways, we live in an era where copy and paste have replaced...

Secrets on the Job – My Experience with Discretion

August 5, 2017
When I have revealed the ways in which my work involves ‘covert assignments’ I’m usually met with a surprised response of “Wow … I didn’t realize the scope of what...

Do Experts Still Matter?

June 10, 2017
Lately, I’ve noticed increasing criticism of and disdain towards experts regardless of their areas of specialization. It’s as if ‘experts’ are now a silly myth, something to shrug at or...

Soft Skills – So Hard to Develop …

March 17, 2016
One of the great ironies in the world of Human Resources (HR) is the term soft skills in contrast to hard skills. The terms make it seem as though the...

A Tale of Two Universities

March 30, 2015
In my mind, the link between these two trips is not the obvious fact that both locations are university campuses. What made these two trips similar is that both institutions...

When Hiring, Think about the “Bring vs. Learn Concept”

June 5, 2014
When I work with employers, I ask them what they’d like their next employee to “bring” into the job and also what things the right employee can “learn” on the...

Unusual CV and Foreign Experience

September 9, 2013
As someone who has helped hiring managers and HR professionals with their recruitment, I have noticed that sometimes the people who are responsible for the initial screening do not always...