YOUR CHOICE. YOUR SPACE. YOUR FREEDOM.

By Julia Ivy

Accomplished Professionals, By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters, Educators, Employers, Millennials, Universities, Veterans

The Role of Social Capital in a Community: 5 Things to Prioritize

By BE-EDGE
December 2021

 

Considering the analogy of social capital at an individual level; you are always advised that your social circle has a significant influence in your future success in business or career development. On a large scale, the idea transcends to the societal parameters (the network of people and their relationship) that dictate the logistics for community development.

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By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters, Educators, Universities

What is the Impact of Capstone Courses on Students’ Employability?

by Swapnil Lokhande

Supervised by Dr. Julia Ivy

May 14, 2020

 

The research involves the analysis of the impact of the Capstone program on the employability of the students or job seekers. The fundamental analysis in this research involves the identification of the keywords used by the people (authors) while discussing the benefits of capstone in the academic curriculum. The goal is to identify the keywords and analyze them based on the BE-EDGE methodology and see how far the capstone project helps students in developing their Personal, Social and Professional Capital.

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By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters

The Impact of Boutique Employability on the New Reality of Employability

By Julia Ivy
4/5/2020

Just a month ago, I started the article for graduates regarding a historically low unemployment rate. At that time, it was easy to find a job even though some jobs could be boring and one-dimensional. For those, who wanted more than just a job, I suggested the option of pursuing a personal strategy of BE for “crafting your edge for today’s job market.” The “BE” stands for boutique employability – the type of employability that would let these people craft their own edge and shape the space in the market that would fit their unique and multidimensional combination of skills, passions, and experiences. It would lead them to connect with a dream employer and show their multidimensional value for the company of their choice.

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Just a month ago, I started the article for graduates regarding a historically low unemployment rate. At that time, it was easy to find a job even though some jobs could be boring and one-dimensional. For those, who wanted more than just a job, I suggested the option of pursuing a personal strategy of BE for “crafting your edge for today’s job market.” The “BE” stands for boutique employability – the type of employability that would let these people craft their own edge and shape the space in the market that would fit their unique and multidimensional combination of skills, passions, and experiences. It would lead them to connect with a dream employer and show their multidimensional value for the company of their choice.

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By Julia Ivy

The Map Of This Blog

When I started to write my blog, I followed a desire to share my thoughts behind BE-EDGE and how it can be applied for individuals, universities, coaches, and businesses. Besides, my friends kept pushing me to do so. But then, I challenged myself whether the use and logic of my posts are clear, so you as a reader can easily find helpful information.  So, I developed a map, where each post can be located. Then, when my former students started to share their insights on how BE-EDGE worked for them, I shared this platform with them. At the end of the day, this is about thoughts exchange and learning from each other.

The map looks like a matrix or a flow chart, where one dimension covers the BE-EDGE steps: BE (Boutique/Built-in Employability) as a goal and a result, which can be achieved through the E-D-G-E  (Elucidate CORE-Develop TRUST -Generate VALUE-Excite MARKET) steps.

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Accomplished Professionals, By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters, Millennials, Veterans

By Julia Ivy. Understanding Your Personal Strategy of Boutique Employability

Differentiation, Blue Ocean and Distinctive Capabilities

This post talks about understanding the strategy behind the personal strategy, and not just any personal strategy but Personal Strategy for Boutique Employability.

First of all, the term Personal Strategy is overused, while not really defined.  While it obviously includes the “strategy” in its definition, it’s frequently used by psychologies to emphasize their message that a person should define and own their own path in life.

When you are at the “what’s next?” stage in life, many options are at your disposal in determining your strategy for career design. You might choose a conventional approach for a personal strategy for fitting a job or target big career goals, or you can try a “BE” personal strategy for crafting your space in the job market.

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Accomplished Professionals, By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters, Employers

Как найти свое уникальное место на рынке:
BE-EDGE методика Джулии Айви

The article has been published by IPM Business School (in Russian). Link: https://www.ipm.by/publications/publicbus/ivy/

На рынке труда появляется все больше специалистов, имеющих не просто высокий уровень квалификации, но и компетенции в разных, иногда не связанных между собой, областях. Таким людям неинтересно обычное  трудоустройство. Им неинтересно подавать резюме и проходить интервью, чтобы совпасть с предложенной должностной инструкцией.

 

Им важно найти свое уникальное место на рынке и уметь показать многогранность своей экспертизы на фоне других претендентов. Специальную методику для решения этой задачи разработала приглашенный преподаватель Бизнес-школы ИПМ и профессор стратегии Northeastern University (США), доктор психологии и доктор менеджмента Джулия Айви.  Эта методика также опубликована в ее книге “Crafting Your EDGE for Today’s Job Market” (Emerald Group Publishing, 2019), изданной в 10 странах мира, включая США, Англию, Канаду, Австралию, Сингапур, Китай и Индию.

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