Building buy-in and more importantly, meeting the expectations of your stakeholders is an extremely delicate balancing act.
Accelerate your career and professional development by learning to stretch your thought leadership skills.
When a recruiter comes knocking, this is the time to at least open your mind to new possibilities—even if you don’t plan on leaving your current position.
It’s easy to get entangled with the logistics of the daily grind and the meeting industry can be a fickle mistress when it comes to career moves. There aren’t a lot of such options, but the good news is that there are more than you think.
The meeting industry is one of the most metric-driven sectors ever–and that can have powerful implications for your career.
Tips for providing on site staff/volunteer orientation
Pay it forward for the best holiday gift ever. Regardless of your tenure or title you’ve already invested a great deal of time and energy into becoming an industry professional—and now is the time to give back.
Along with the thanks given around the dinner table, wouldn’t this be a good time to send out a note of thanksgiving to your mentor?
You should mindfully list people that provide a full-spectrum, in-depth assessment in broad brush strokes of who you are, how you operate, what you do and how you do it.
Top ‘harmless’ résumé lies that can cause big-time hurt–and how to address them.
Failure is not something we are taught to embrace. It’s something that we have to deal with because this is life, and life is full of failures. But what smart careerists do to handle failure is something akin to taking hay and spinning it into gold.
A cover letter should emotionally connect the reader to your experience in a way that shows why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
Tips to keep your LinkedIn profile optimized and easy to find.
A résumé reboot means keeping your document current, whether you are actively looking or not. Résumés are vibrant, active documents that keep you on track to your career destination. Here are some immediate things you can do to keep your document up to date and forward-facing.
Last month, I spoke to the MPI Philadelphia Area Chapter’s Educational Institute, and one of the recurring themes that I heard during that presentation and in follow-up discussions is that a whole lot of meeting professionals feel stuck in their careers. Sometimes, there simply isn’t anywhere to go up; other times, BossZilla is standing in […]
As an industry, we are in charge of planning professional development for others. But when it comes to our own professional development, many meeting industry professionals don’t understand the application to their own careers.
Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) is your best career buddy because it provides quantifiable, clear progress to goals, and everyone should realize that in order to know how much you are worth, you have to know the value you have provided to the organization.