Insights & Updates

Insights & Updates

Welcome to BlueSky’s Insights & Updates. Here you will find insightful articles and expert advice as well as updates on all things BlueSky. Check back each month for new content!

  • Q&A Topic: State of the Economy and Job Market thus far in 2018

    How would you describe the state of the US economy thus far in 2018? Very strong. Last year, we talked about how the President was making decisions that were largely based on creating benefits for US businesses. The stock market has been an on upward trajectory since last spring and we had a big tax package passed at the end of 2017,

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  • Cultivating Soft Skills: Your Human Competitive Advantage

    Does anyone actually enjoy doing laundry? That familiar washer-to-dryer dance followed by the chore of folding it all and putting it away. I’m not a fan. In fact, one of the most enduring entries on my “Wish List for the Future” is that blissful day when robots will do my laundry, fold it and put it all away. Sadly, I

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  • From Tired to Inspired: How Corporate Evolution Enables Innovation

    We live and work in a time when innovation and agility are time-proven elements that can create competitive advantages for fast-movers. Despite this, many companies still tackle problems using painfully slow, outdated problem-solving techniques that do more to facilitate the status quo than they do to foster a culture of innovation. Why is that? If you peel back the layers

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  • What Message is Your Body Sending?

    Most of the time our articles are focused on your professional life. Today’s insights, however, can improve both your professional and personal lives if you put a little effort into applying them. We’re talking about body language, of course. Also frequently referred to as non-verbal communication. This includes things like your tone of voice, hand gestures, posture, eye contact and

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  • 6 Winning Strategies to Ace Your Next Interview

    You worked hard on your resume. You networked relentlessly and put significant time and effort into your job search. And now you’ve landed an interview for an opportunity you’re really excited about. Take a minute to celebrate, that’s no easy feat in today’s job market. After you’re done celebrating the moment, it’s time to think about the next step—the interview.

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  • Tech Leads the Way: Recruiting for Innovation

    IT success was once a fairly predictable equation. Recruit a solid CIO and then turn them loose to do their thing. Back in the day, the technology playground was largely confined to managing and supporting enterprise-level systems with all the familiar acronyms—ERP, HCM, CRM. Those were good times—simple. Predictable. Contained. Technical issues rarely migrated out of the IT group. But

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