Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



PAY, PERFORMANCE AND YOU!

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by
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If you’re now scrambling to pull out a great performance review and merit increase for the year-end, you may be too late.  Develop and implement your strategy about a month or two before the review. Your preparation will determine the outcome.   Bosses tend to have short memories when it comes to performance reviews. “What have you done for me lately?” seems to be the narrative, rather than “What Continue reading the story "PAY, PERFORMANCE AND YOU!"

THINKING ABOUT CONSULTING?

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by
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Are you thinking about becoming a consultant?  First consider the questions as to why organizations hire a consultant?  I can quickly think of three reasons:  
  • The skills or knowledge that is needed does not exist in the organization
  • Management wants objective outside analysis or alternatives to a critical issue
  • Management wants to point the finger elsewhere else if the solution doesn’t work
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READY TO START A JOB HUNT?

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by
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Whoa.  Take a deep breadth.  Before you spend a lot of time and effort with a job hunt, ask yourself some basic questions:  What’s wrong with what I’m doing now?  Do I have a future to advance within 5 years?  Am I ready for a new, higher level assignment?  And most importantly, what do I want to do in the future and why?   Seeking another job Continue reading the story "READY TO START A JOB HUNT?"

SOLUTIONS NOT PROBLEMS

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 by
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Ever think about how decision makers decide on who is promotable and who is not?  There must be a formula or guide to help understand how some people get promoted and others are left behind.  Based on my 40 or so years of experience, I see two sets of criteria that determine who moves ahead.  They are both very easy to see, but more difficult Continue reading the story "SOLUTIONS NOT PROBLEMS"

LOOKING FOR JOB SECURITY?

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by
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A recent survey listed the most secure and the least secure jobs and their comparable pay.  I found the information interesting in a number of different ways: