Family Influence on Careers

Our family of origin - and where we were born and grew up - is an important and powerful influence on our lives. Our abilities are stabilized by the age of 15 and our personality is formed by the age[...]

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Back Pocket Plan

Several years back, The Highlands Company partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to support the GSK commitment to attracting and retaining productive and satisfied long-term employees. GlaxoSmithKline embraced The Highlands Program as a foundation for professional development planning and used it as an[...]

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Social Media Can Help in Your Job Search

The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) has helped you to identify what you should be doing in your career, but how are you going to get the job? The old way was to look for a job you see advertised and[...]

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When to Know You Need a Career Change

Sometimes our professions or jobs cause problems that affect not only our working hours but our personal lives. The need to consider a career change is often manifested in job burnout and job stress. To find a cure for a[...]

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Self-Promotion for Introverts

In today's tough economy and ruthlessly competitive job market, nobody can afford to go unnoticed. Too often, introverts get passed over while their chattier although not necessarily more gifted colleagues get the jobs and the promotions. But it doesn't have[...]

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IT Career Error! Click Here to Repair.

Natural abilities are the foundation of IT career satisfaction...or hell. Two years ago, Jeff was a discontented software developer. His work left him frustrated and mentally drained each day. His performance reviews were generally positive, but they always noted a[...]

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Burnout: When Specializing Becomes Too Diverse

I was sitting in my office after a client session the other day wondering why so many of my recent high school clients were experiencing such high levels of burnout and stress. Many of them are involved with developing a[...]

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