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Work Happy Spotlight: Jon Hiltz, Co-Owner of Celebrations Event Center

Ready to be inspired? Introducing Jon Hiltz, the owner of Celebrations Event Center located in Marion, Illinois, whose journey weaves through service, entrepreneurship, and community building. Born in Maine and raised across Texas and Mexico, Jon's early years were...

Ghost Swap: Why Frustrated Job Candidates are Turning the Tables on Employers

About 78 percent of job seekers have ghosted a prospective employer, according to a December report from the job site Indeed. That's up from the prior year, when 68 percent said they'd gone AWOL during the hiring process sometime over their career. Why the sudden lift...

Work Happy Happy Hour – 2024 Resources!

Welcome to the Resources page for the Work Happy Happy Hour! We will be adding each month's links below. Thank you for attending and sharing these resources. We hope they help you and those in your network find true work happiness! MARCH 2024 Struggling to sleep?...

10 Signs That It’s Time to Step Away from a Successful Career

The sports world was shellshocked this week with the retirement of three highly successful head coaches. Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks), Nick Saban (Alabama Crimson Tide), and Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) all hung up their headsets after combining for 918...

Learn How a REAL Recruiter Scans Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile

I wanted to learn how talent acquisition leaders scan your LinkedIn profile and resume. Instead of asking ChatGPT, I asked real people. Here's what Stacey Bauer, Talent Acquisition Specialist at CNC Foundations, had to say: Q: What are the top three elements or...

24 Ways to Elevate Your Executive Influence in 2024

Leaders looking to elevate your influence in 2024, here are 24 ideas:  #1 Refine Your Personal Brand: Ask yourself what you want to be known for and start building a narrative around your mission. Stay consistent and genuine with the insights you share on social...

Maximizing Social Selling Potential: Empowering Your Team for LinkedIn Success

The art of selling has evolved. Gone are the days of relying solely on traditional sales tactics. The digital realm, particularly LinkedIn, has emerged as a powerhouse platform for fostering meaningful connections and nurturing leads. As businesses pivot towards a...

Cracking the Code: Mastering Tough Tech Executive Interview Questions

Interview questions for a technology executive often delve into leadership, strategy, technical expertise, and problem-solving abilities. Unlocking the door to career advancement in the tech world demands more than just technical prowess—it requires a strategic...

Stave off these scary personal branding pitfalls

You know who has a great personal brand? Dracula. We might not all love the vampire from Bram Stoker’s novel – he can be a real pain in the neck – but we know where he stands. That’s because his messaging and mannerisms are consistent in every film, book, and...

10 Tips for Successfully Re-entering the World of Collaboration

Getting out of your PJs and back in front of people? In a world that's increasingly interconnected, collaboration is a cornerstone of success and career happiness. Whether it's for work, creative projects, or personal endeavors, partnering with others, you know, in...

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