Leadership and Career

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Mental Health Steps Out of the Shadows

Mental health challenges experienced in the workplace are often, by default, suppressed. But patches of sunlight are shining through the cloud cover. Research suggests a supportive culture can elicit both higher employee engagement and greater productivity. The Olympics in Tokyo wrapped up a few weeks ago. What did you take away from the two weeks of competition? Was it seeing...

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The Real Deal: Leading by Your Values and Actions

Integrity is priceless. We need leaders who model what they believe and who practice what they preach. Advocating for the company code is great, but trust is built when you live your values out. In a recent Compliance Career Connection event, focused on the art of the elevator pitch, I found myself on the receiving end of some very sage...

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5 Tips from a Suddenly Unemployed Compliance Professional

Finding herself on the wrong end of the proverbial pink slip, compliance pro Gwen Hassan struggled to determine exactly what was next for her. Here, she shares her experience embarking on the next chapter of her career and offers a few guideposts for fellow job seekers. Like many others in this pandemic-disrupted world, I find myself unexpectedly unemployed. My most...

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Vendor-Side Compliance vs. In-House: Accountability Drives Results

Amy Landry recently shifted gears in moving from a vendor-side position advising clients to managing compliance in-house. Here, she discusses the differences in those roles and how incentive can determine the success of a program. In my former career on the vendor side, one of my main responsibilities was to advise our customers on how the product they just purchased...

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“It Lets Me Pass the Flame.” This Virtual Compliance Networking Event Has Connected Hundreds Over the Course of the Pandemic

Early in the pandemic, a chance virtual meeting via a webinar appearance sparked the creation of a monthly compliance networking event now led by an all-volunteer team of compliance professionals. Compliance Career Connection now has reached hundreds of professionals across six continents -- spawning two copycat groups in other countries -- and continues to help early and mid-career workers. Here's...

How Far Will You Go?

How Far Will You Go?

Throughout one's career, one is often tempted by potential gains to be realized from misconduct. But trading in your honor is not a zero-sum game. Pre-pandemic, I was poorly skilled in the art of streaming TV. Now I navigate the streaming apps like a pro and I’m up on the latest movies and miniseries, which brings me to the subject...

Linear vs. Nonlinear Career Paths

Linear vs. Nonlinear Career Paths

Many believe that professionals know where they want to go and how to get there. But in reality, most of us end up walking a nonlinear career path that brings us places we never could have envisioned. What do you want to be when you grow up, and how do you plan to get there? I believe the first time...

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You Got the Job! Now What?

Starting a new role is stressful, but doing so entirely virtually presents unique difficulties. Amy Landry shares her experience onboarding remotely and offers guidance for overcoming those challenges. "A new job is not a new beginning. It is a path to create a new ending." – Unknown One of the greatest feelings in life is getting the call from HR...

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A Successful Job Search: It All Starts with Your Plan

The old adage, "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail" certainly applies to the job search process. Amy Landry discusses how to plan for a successful job search. Someone shared this post with me recently. In it, Jenny Foss outlines her eight steps to a successful career change, but I feel you can leverage these steps to find...

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Happy Data Privacy Day!

This week, Amy Landry takes a slight break from sharing job searching tips and instead talks about Data Privacy Day. Why? Because today is Data Privacy Day, and privacy affects everyone! According to the UN, 128 out of 194 countries have passed legislation to secure the protection of data and privacy. Gartner shared back in the fall of 2020 that...

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Why Networking is Vital for Job Seekers

As many job seekers know, it often takes more than a strong resume and determination to secure an offer. Amy Landry discusses why your network may be the most effective tool in your job search arsenal. It’s been said that 70 to 85 percent of jobs are filled through networking vs. cold applying. Wow. If that’s true, it means 15...

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