Hollander Consultants Hires Successful Business Owner as New ConsultantWritten by Matthew Bratschi
Bell Bockus joins Hollander Consultants
PORTLAND, OR: Hollander Consultants has just hired Bell Bockus as a new consultant to help handle delivery demands necessitated from company’s recent record expansion. Hollander Consultants ended last year with statistically most productive year in history of company.
Fred King, CEO for Hollander Consultants, said, “This year will again be greatest year ever for Hollander Consultants in terms of expansion and growth. Bell Bockus is certainly a welcome addition. As we expand, we will continue to add more professionals to our team.”
Bockus, a native Oregonian from Bend who moved to Portland in 1987, has been very successful in her own businesses, and thus came to Hollander Consultants’ attention as a potential addition to its team of professional consultants. Proven success in business is key element company looks for when hiring new consultants.
Eric Korb, who oversees all of Hollander Consultants client delivery, in commenting on Ms Bockus’ hiring said, “We have found that a track record of proven business success, rather than any specific degree, is key factor that determines how effective our consultants are. We therefore base our hiring on this important factor and Bell certainly fits that mold.”
In a Rut? Ready for a Career Change?Written by Cecile Peterkin
Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive? Don't worry, you are not alone! Studies in US show that up to 70 percent of workforce is unhappy with their job at any given time. We all feel dissatisfied and frustrated with our jobs at times. So, how do you know when feeling of dissatisfaction and frustration means it is time for a career change? There are a few key signs which point towards a need for change:
* feeling overwhelmed by your workload * unable to balance your work and life responsibilities * confused about roles and duties in your job * easily irritated and ready to explode at slightest provocation
We choose our career path for many different reasons: because of our parents' encouragement; because it is a successful occupation; or for financial reward (to name just a few). However, you may be in a career that doesn't support your core values. This could be root of your discomfort.
Take a personal and professional inventory. Ask yourself some important questions. 1. Look at your current job. How did you get there? 2. What are your personal attributes (artistic, adaptable, creative, leader, etc.)? 3. What are your core values (autonomy, growth, helping others, financial security etc.)? 4. What are your greatest strengths? 5. Identify your accomplishments. 6. Identify your career satisfiers and dissatisfiers: For each position you have had throughout your career what activities or responsibilities did you enjoy (and not enjoy) doing? 7. What is important to you, personally and professionally? 8. What you would like to do or accomplish during your lifetime (personally or professionally) so that you will consider your life to have been well-lived? 9. What are you most excited about now?