The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

November 30 , 2015

I have a serious issue with the term "soft skills." You know, those skills that the United States Department of Labor lists as Communication; Enthusiasm and Attitude; Teamwork; Networking; Problem Solving and Critical Thinking; and Professionalism. Every one of those skills is absolutely...

Filed Under: Attitude, Communication, communication, Strategy, Personality, personality, Professional Development

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25 , 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! There couldn’t be a better time to express our appreciation for the extraordinary people that we regard as the Solomon Page Group family: our employees, our clients and candidates. We are grateful for the relationships we share and extend our best wishes to you and those you...

Filed Under: Happy Holidays, thanksgiving

Build A Network: 5 Tips For Small Talk With Senior Colleagues

November 23 , 2015

Connecting with colleagues at work is among the best things you can do to improve your effectiveness in the workplace. And while it’s easy to lean over to Amy in the next cubicle and ask her how her weekend went, when it comes to a more senior colleague in the corner office, the idea of starting...

Filed Under: Networking, networking, Branding, career advancement, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, Relationships

4 Ways to Figure Out What You're Good At (Not Just Passionate About)

November 19 , 2015

It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.”

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, psychology, Self Reflection, strengths

Overqualified for Your Job? Here's How You Can Start Making the Most of It

November 16 , 2015

You waltz off your college graduation stage, diploma in hand, just knowing that you’re destined for greatness in your career. So, imagine your surprise when a few months later you find yourself as a receptionist with a completely unused bachelor’s degree. And you end up behind that desk for...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, motivation, Career Advice, goals, Strategy, overqualified, Professional Development, professional development

8 Secrets of the Boss Employees Genuinely Love to Work For

November 12 , 2015

I liked working for some of my bosses. But only one of them was a boss I genuinely loved to work for.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, communication, good habits, Leadership, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships

Why Food, Sleep and Exercise are Critical to Success

November 09 , 2015

Small changes can make a huge difference

Filed Under: Decision Making, exercise, Good Habits, health, healthy food, sleep, Success, success, Work-Life Balance

9 Players You Need on Your Management Dream Team

November 05 , 2015

I'd like to believe that over the course of 20 years, my co-founder and I have done a fairly competent job of building a senior management dream team.

Filed Under: Decision Making, goals, Leadership, management, Strategy, teams, Relationships, skills, teamwork

How to Blow Your Boss' Mind

November 02 , 2015

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions can be few and far between.

Filed Under: Career Advice, Good Habits, good habits, Strategy, Professional Development, professional development, success