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Utilizing Your Strengths and Your Weaknesses
You may be asked about your greatest strength and weakness in many job interviews. It’s easy to know what we’re good at, but how do we portray our weaknesses positively and compellingly? Use this information to help boost your interview skills!
Super Bowl Commercials: Spiraling Towards the End Zone or Spiraling Out of Control
Costing an astounding $7 million for 30 seconds, Super Bowl commercials either fascinate or flop in front of over 113 million viewers. These commercials are the epitome of strategic marketing.
The Magic of Next: 5-Word Motivation from Iconic Super Bowl Slogan
In the sports and entertainment world, it does not get any bigger than winning the Super Bowl in front of thousands in person and by millions around the world via television and radio.
Interview with a CEO
In this interview, Lead4Change sat down with Tim Schurrer, CEO of David Novak Leadership Inc., to learn more about his career journey, "secret sauce" and future goals.
10 Business, Marketing and Hospitality Trends to Watch in 2023
Are you looking to get the edge in your next DECA role-play? Brush up on the top business, marketing and hospitality trends that companies will be watching in 2023.
Preparing for Your Future Career Starts Today
During the Ultimate DECA Power Trip, the Executive Officer Team attended the first ever DECA Workforce Development Summit. Members of DECA’s National Advisory Board gathered to discuss the future of employment and industry across the business world.
Why Cross-cultural Fluency Is Among Today’s Most Sought-after Workplace Skills
As Head of Career Services at the international hospitality school Les Roches, Stephanie Ruiz has conversations every day with potential employers for students. She explains why these employers now place cross-cultural fluency among their most in-demand skills.
Turn Your Business Idea Into a Reality
So, you’ve got an idea for a business. What next? Whether you want to start a technology company or a restaurant, there are 5 practical steps you can take to bring your idea to life and figure out the next steps.
Building Deep Customer Empathy to Solve Any Problem
Deep Customer Empathy creates shared understanding, insights and motivation to improve the lives of our customers. How do we gain this empathy? By observing people, their behaviors, patterns and environment first-hand, with a keen eye to their pain points and barriers to achieving their goal.
Opportunities that Arose from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Out of the box, creative thinking arose because of COVID. For the live events industry and specifically for EDGE, it meant shifting to remote filming kits and establishing health and safety protocols. It strengthened our client relationships and our team’s cohesiveness.
4 Videos to Help Discover What Kind of Work You Want to Do
Need help deciding on a potential career path or college major? Check out these helpful videos with concrete steps and reflection questions to help you discover what kind of work you want to do.
NSHSS Prepares You for Internships and Careers
Most people don't just wake up one day and know what they want to do with their lives, it takes time and effort to determine what you're interested in and good at. Finding a career that's a good fit for your personality, interests and aptitude is essential.
Selling You: How to Maximize Your Bargaining Power in Job Salary Negotiations
Getting the most out of salary negotiations can be daunting when you’re new to the working world. While salaries across the country vary from region to region, there are some general tactics everyone can keep in mind to bring their best to the negotiating table.
From a Handshake to a Helping Hand: Connecting with Community Professionals
Stepping into a conversation with a professional can be intimidating, but with five key steps, you can create a connection that goes from an introductory handshake to a long-term career helping hand.
Spotlight on Customer Service
What is customer service and why does it matter to your future career? Experts from Chick-fil-A, Men's Wearhouse, Publix and Walgreens share their thoughts.
From Service Clerk to District Manager, the Walgreens Way
It was supposed to be a typical day in the life of then-teenager Mario Figueroa, a Walgreens district manager in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, IL.
Residential Property Management: Success Starts Here
With a career in the residential property management industry, you’ll get to learn on the job, earn bonuses, work your way up, receive training, and enjoy benefits such as consistent hours, health insurance, rent discounts, and more!
Advertising: Generating Ideas
Learn creative thinking skills through an ideation process. Explore simple, fun, creative thinking techniques designed that can be used to generate ideas for paintings, photography, films, animations, graphic design, sculptures, fabric design, fashion design, industrial design or any special creative interest.
6 Steps to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign
With so much competition in the marketplace, brands need to do everything they can to stand out to their customers. An integrated marketing campaign is not only effective, but it can boost brand awareness, build loyalty, and improve revenue. Here are six tips for creating an integrated marketing campaign.
Jump-Start Your Career Today
The demand for rental housing is growing across the United States, and with that, the need for talented, hardworking and creative people to help build strong communities. Jump-start your residential property management career today.
10 Business Trends to Watch for in 2022
The past year has gone by in the blink of an eye and 2022 will be here before we know it. That means it's time to brush up on the latest business trends to incorporate into your next DECA role-play or prepared event.
Explore Holiday Trends: Consumers Shop Sooner, Spend More
The National Retail Federation says this holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more – emphasizing the deep impact that retail has on the overall economy and highlighting the career opportunities in the industry.
4 Essentials for Planning Your Future Career
Regardless of what field you want to pursue a career in, there are four essential elements that need to be part of your plan.
How to Craft a Stand-Out Cover Letter
A cover letter is an appetizer before the main course—your resume. Like any good appetizer, it gets you excited for what is coming next!