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Marketing 101 for Job Seekers

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC     What does marketing and looking for a job have in common? Everything! If you’re a job seeker, then you must become a professional marketer. The good news is, you’re finally marketing something you can really believe in, YOU! The better news is, that makes it […]

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Really, Recruiters are Good People

By Jessica Meglio Senior Recruiter, Turning the Corner, LLC Recruiters can get a bad rap. I’ve heard of recruiters being criticized for being uncaring, late for scheduled calls, mass messaging people for jobs, poor follow through, being impersonal and unengaged. I get it, I’ve heard it and even experienced a “bad recruiter” before in my […]

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I Hate My Job

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC     I Hate My Job Honestly, I love my job, but as a career coach, I hear people tell me everyday, I hate my job. In fact, I’m still amazed so many people feel this way. I realize that I’m fortunate that I love what I […]

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The Job Application Process: What Do You Need To Have Ready?

By Jessie Roller, Ed.D., LPC Manager of Career Services, Turning the Corner, LLC   If you feel ready to apply for jobs online, think twice! The better prepared you are before moving towards online job boards and submitting your application, the more efficient you can be. When working with clients, many have questions about the […]

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Can Running “Lean” Destroy the Modern Manager?

By Drew Bonder, MSIO Director of Business Services, Turning the Corner, LLC Here’s a story. Debbie is a key member of a company, who has added tremendous value, both as an individual contributor and as a manager. Debbie really enjoys managing now and would love to just focus on being the best manager she can […]

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Stop The Epidemic of Bad Management

By Drew Bonder, MSIO Director of Business Services, Turning the Corner, LLC You’ve Been Promoted – NOW WHAT? Envision this. You’re an “A” player at your company. You exceed quota month after month, quarter after quarter, year after year. You’re the safe bet for any project and well recognized throughout the company. You’re the ambitious […]

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How I Lost My Dream Job in 30 Seconds

By Mark Popenhagen, CMO, Turning the Corner, LLC     It began as a normal day. I had no special plans, meetings, or obligations. I was simply running errands and enjoying life. Then it happened, as unexpected as a spring rain or in my case, a flash flood. I walked into a restaurant and saw […]

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What I Learned from Harassment Training

By Shana Gerson, PHR, Senior HR Manager, Turning the Corner, LLC     Yes, Even a Trainer can Learn from Her Class As an HR professional, I am constantly challenged in my role, but I love my job for many reasons. People are always challenging me and forcing me to look at things in a […]

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Never Use These Words In A Resume!

By Ginger Robitaille, PHR COO & HR Generalist, Turning the Corner, LLC   Your resume is your main ticket to getting hired. It sets the first impression — ALWAYS. It is important that you tailor your resume to the job posting and make sure you are relevant. Turn those job descriptions into accomplishments that showcase your […]

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A Candidate’s Horror Story

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Recently a friend of mine was interviewing with a major healthcare company in Denver. She successfully made it through the phone interview and was invited to come interview with the hiring manager. When she showed up for the on-site interview, […]

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Never Say “Deserve” When Asking for a Promotion

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Pouring into people and guiding them as they advance in their careers is something I deeply enjoy and take seriously. Watching individuals earn new responsibilities and promotions excites me! But, there is one little word that has become my pet […]

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Invest in Yourself

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     What Have You Done for Me Lately? Remember the Janet Jackson song, “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” It’s a tune that many of us sing when we think about our professional development. While it is a wonderful benefit […]

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Analytics and Human Resources. What Can Numbers do for You?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Carrie Ahmad provides her response to a recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management. We hope you find this useful. Janine Milne provides helpful insight into a recent Society for Human Resource Management report on the use of […]

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Scared of your Next Job Move?

By Shana Gerson, PHR, HR Manager, Turning the Corner, LLC     We’ve all been there at one point in our careers, watching the clock slowly tick away, waiting for work to be over so we can breathe again, never wanting Sundays to end and dreading Mondays. Or maybe you were laid off and you […]

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Networking: 2,4,6,8 – A System that really Works!

By Jodi Reiter Project Manager, Turning the Corner, LLC     I’m sure you’ve heard many professionals talk about how important it is to network when you are looking for a job. Well, we agree! People are powerful resources, especially the ones you know! We aren’t asking you to beg and plead your friends and […]

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Enough is Enough!

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC   Interview Tips from a Recruiters Perspective I thought the web was saturated with too much information on how to interview well, but based on the interviews I’ve participated in recently, and stories I’ve heard from other hiring managers, the messages on […]

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A Cup of Joe = Getting to Know You

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     “Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.” These song lyrics from The King and I say it all when it comes to vetting candidates in the current […]

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Where’s My Money?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Picture this…in 1996 you and a friend graduated from a reputable college with business degrees. You both joined high profile accounting agencies. You both spent the next 20 years working hard, earning accolades, being recognized as top performers, and climbing […]

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PO’d at Your PEO?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC   Is Your PEO Giving you the HR Support You Need? In recent months I’ve been asked by several businesses what the difference is between a PEO and an outsourced HR Partner. The businesses that have asked have been frustrated with their […]

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Are Stereotypes Killing Your Culture?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Do any of these comments sound familiar? “Millennials are entitled and not willing to work hard.” “Gen Xers are so cynical and critical.” “Baby Boomers are out of touch and can’t think innovatively.” “Traditionalists can’t keep up with the younger […]

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Career Counseling for Grown Ups!

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC     One of the most common phrases we hear during career counseling sessions is, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up”. While we are prepared to hear this from people in their 20s, often it is a tongue and cheek comment […]

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Top 20 Job Search Questions

If you were unable to attend one of our three webinars about the job market you missed some fantastic tips and even greater questions from our attendees. Below is a compiled list of the Top 20 Questions and Answers from the webinars. We hope these help you find your dream job! LINKEDIN QUESTIONS 1. Are […]

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Outplacement and Your Organization

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     We recently partnered with several organizations to provide outplacement resources and support to their employees in the midst of layoffs due to restructuring and acquisitions. Reductions in force create a stressful time for everyone involved – the employees who lose […]

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Where’s The Gratitude?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     I have found myself recently wondering where our sense of gratitude has gone. Nothing is absolutely perfect. To live in contentment is to be grateful for what you have, for the good in life, and to know that challenges are […]

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Are You A Relevant Candidate?

By Ginger Robitaille Director of Operations, Turning the Corner, LLC Your Resume is Your First Impression-Make it Relevant Are you interested in finding a job as a Mechanical Engineer, Software Developer, or Digital Marketer? Does your resume look like this? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Suzy Sunshine blank@blank.com Objective: To obtain a job that allows me to use my […]

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Ghosts in the Workplace

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC     Recently, we had a truly remarkable man reach out to our company because he felt like he was virtually worthless to his employer. He had been very successful in his career, but lately, after numerous management and organizational changes, his work had become less and […]

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Burnout Got You Down?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC   Employee Burnout Could Be Costing Your Company Thousands of Dollars in Lost Productivity & Costing the US Economy Millions! I was in a meeting recently and listened as an employee lamented about his upcoming vacation. His workload was heavy and his […]

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Pay Me What I’m Worth!

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC   Large Companies are Leading the Way for Higher Wages Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ben & Jerry’s, IKEA, The Gap, Aetna, McDonald’s, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Costco. What do these highly visible brands have in common? They are at the forefront of paying […]

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How To Answer the Dreaded Salary Question

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC   I Hate that Question! Ug. The most dreaded question when interviewing is the, “So what are your salary requirements?” Nobody likes to hear it and most employers ask it in such a way that all it does is make you – the job seeker – feel […]

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Spring Cleaning for Your Business

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     As we enter the 2nd quarter of 2015, this is a great time to do a little spring-cleaning for your organization. If you were audited by the Department of Labor or EEOC next week, would you be prepared?   Below […]

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Moving to Boulder?

By Ginger Robitaille, Certified Professional Recruiter Director of Recruitment, Turning the Corner, LLC   Boulder is Awesome Do you enjoy the Great Outdoors? Have you been dreaming about a place that receives over 300 days of sunshine a year? Then you have found your new home in Colorado! Since the start of the year, we […]

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Are Your Employees Leaving?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 45% of employees who feel satisfied in their current jobs are open to seeking a new position. That’s almost half of all satisfied employees! These are not your disgruntled, […]

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A Recruiter’s Perspective on Resumes

By Ginger Robitaille, Certified Professional Recruiter Director of Recruitment, Turning the Corner, LLC   You have three to seven seconds to make a first impression. Is your resume up to the challenge? How Recruiters See Your Resume As Recruiters we may all view the information in a different order, but we are all looking for […]

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Are Your Employees Happy?

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR Director of HR & Career Services, Turning the Corner, LLC     My husband and I went to a concert of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado recently and I witnessed an inspiring phenomenon occur. As I watched the faces of the musicians, I could see pure joy as they […]

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Climbing the Mountain to Success

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Can We Make it to the Top? I recently climbed my first 14er and for much of the hike I was thinking how similar mountain climbing is to a job search. When you begin your job search, you are at […]

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Dress to Impress for your Interview

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     You’ve landed the on-site interview, now the big question…what to wear?  In today’s casual work environments, it can be tough to know how you should dress for the interview.  Too often I hear from clients that candidates show up for […]

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3 Points the Millennial Generation May be Missing

By Carrie S Ahmad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Vice President, People, Turning the Corner, LLC     Recently I interviewed a candidate for an entry-level job and was so pleasantly surprised by her “will do anything to learn” attitude that I actually called it out at the end of the interview and told her that interviewing her […]

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My Dubious Relationship with my Gut

By Kendra Prospero CEO, Turning the Corner, LLC   What are Your Hiring Decisions Based On? When people say “I trust my Gut” I feel like I am going to throw up. Ok, that may be too strong of a start, but I have to be honest, it really bothers me. We work with a […]

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