Category Archives: career

5 Tips On Making the Most of ASQ's World Conference

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] Just as last year, we’ve received some great tips and advice from ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers on “surviving”–and making the most of–conferences and events. This may come in … Continue reading

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A Time for Change

It’s been a busy few months, and, consequently, a quiet time on View From the Q. Thank you, bloggers and readers, for your patience. Let me give you an update. As you probably know, I’m retiring from ASQ as of … Continue reading

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2013 Salary Survey–And Key Hiring Practices

We’ve all been there. At one time or another, we’ve had to dust off our resumes and interview for jobs. Many of us have been on the other side of the job search, as hiring managers. It’s a task, I … Continue reading

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Retiring From ASQ–But Not From Quality

Last month, ASQ’s board chair shared with ASQ’s board of directors my decision to retire from my role as ASQ’s CEO in May 2014. I’ve had the privilege of working in support of ASQ’s mission and vision for 27 years … Continue reading

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Roundup: How and Why Quality Professionals Use Social Media

We don’t always think of quality professionals using social media for professional networking. Yet according to ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers, many do just that—and most use social platforms beyond blogging.  Granted, the Influential Voices are a somewhat unique group—they blog … Continue reading

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Global State of Quality: Professional Training

We all know that quality is an exercise in continuous improvement. Are you continuously improving yourself through training? Again, ASQ’s Global State of Quality research has some interesting facts on this matter. (Remember, you can download the entire report for … Continue reading

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What's Your Certification Advice?

The latest episode of ASQ TV is about certifications. Not just ASQ certifications, but all professional certifications. There’s a lot of anxiety associated with certifications. And that’s too bad because certifications advance your career, increase your body of knowledge, provide … Continue reading

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Which Social Networks Do Quality Professionals Use?

ASQ recently enhanced and redesigned our online communities. As some of you know, ASQ’s Communities are a social network that’s open to both our members and non-members. Communities have discussion boards, forums, blogs, and more. Communities are especially popular for … Continue reading

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How Do You Explain Your Job in Quality?

So you’re at a cocktail party… Okay, your children’s school concert. You’re chatting with an acquaintance and they ask: “What do you?” You explain that you’re a quality assurance manager or a quality engineer or a quality auditor. Your acquaintance … Continue reading

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New Influential Voices Bloggers

The Influential Voices program is expanding! I’m pleased to announce that we’re welcoming seven new ASQ Influential Voices bloggers to the program. They bring diverse backgrounds, industries, and experience to the program. I’m looking forward to reading their blogs, and … Continue reading

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