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Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Get One

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Success at work requires that we take control of our professional image.  Your personal brand or your professional reputation has a direct impact on your career; the way you are perceived is how you will be defined.  The only way of changing…

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How to Overcome Ageism in the Job Market

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   By the time you get into your 50s, you may feel that you deserve to rest a bit on your laurels having worked for 25 years or more. The reality is that no matter your age, your career is in your hands,…

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How to Answer The Most Terrifying Interview Question

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc. There are a number of interview questions that strike terror in the heart of a job seeker. The one that evokes the most dread is “what is your greatest weakness?” For those of you in career transition, take heart. This question is not…

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Don’t Apologize For Your Diverse Career Experience!

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Landing a new job or making a career change is harder if your career has zigged and zagged and taken some unexpected turns. Having a nonlinear path isn’t a showstopper, but it does mean that you have to take control of your…

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Benefits of Creating Your Career Network

Eleanor Roosevelt recognized the power of finding mentors and credited her mentors for helping her make history. She believed you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking the advice of someone you respect and endeavoring to establish relationships with the best mentor for your needs at any…

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Behavioral-based Interviews… Your Opportunity to Shine

Behavioral-based interviews can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how prepared a candidate is to answer these often intimidating questions.  ClearRock offers tips on making these specifically-designed interviews work successfully for both parties.   What are behavioral-based interviews? Behavioral-based interviews are a structured set of open-ended questions based on…

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Laura Poisson – Career Advice Video

Laura Poisson of ClearRock, interviewed by Stephen Burke, HR Consultant, discuss Career and Job Search Advice.

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5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Investment and Position Your Leader for Success

Ramping up new leaders quickly is the best way to ensure early wins and the likelihood of success. Onboarding starts before they walk in the door. Human Resource leaders, managers and mentors play a key role in helping new employees accelerate and enrich their time to productivity and transition smoothly…

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The Importance of Mentoring

By Ellie Eckhoff | Vice President    Part of my role at ClearRock is strategic business development. Over the years I have had mentors that have helped me develop the skills to do my job effectively. As the Mentoring Marketing Chair for The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), I have been…

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Career Transition Seminars – 2017 Schedule

Schedule of ClearRock’s 2017 Two-Day Career Transition Seminars

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5 Ways Managers Can Reduce Holiday Stress In The Workplace

The holidays are supposed to be a time to celebrate with friends and family, but they can also coincide with demanding year-end reporting, performance reviews, and deadlines.  Add in trying to find the right gift for the office swap, the perfect outfit for the company holiday party, and making sure…

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HR Forum Onboarding Tools

Appointment Charter Stakeholder Analysis  Leadership Assimilation Template      

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Is Your Mindset Stalling Your Career?

By: Susan Peppercorn    Senior Consultant, ClearRock / Career Coach /  Resume and LinkedIn Consultant /  Career Blogger for the Huffington Post   Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with…

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Key Strategies For Retaining Newly Hired Professionals

With the unemployment rate at 4.2% in Massachusetts (April, 2016) and fewer professionals available for hire, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to retain employees and insure the success of their newly hired employees. Studies have shown that companies lose an average of 25% of all new hires within…

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How HR Can Help Employees Flourish In Their Jobs

A major reason why employees may be feeling overwhelmed or disconnected at work is because they are not in the jobs in which they can best flourish. One of the most important things that human resources professionals can do is to ensure they have the right talent in the right place…

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