A shakeup can mean a number of different things: Reorganization, demotion, termination, to name a few. The results of a shakeup are usually the same: Confusion, disappointment and deflation. A shakeup can be very unsettling, but it’s not the end of your career. In fact, your recovery can be the beginning of a new trajectory upward. There are certain steps you must take if you … Continue reading the story "RECOVERING FROM A SHAKEUP"
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References are usually the last documentation before an offer. Make sure your references communicate what the hiring organization is looking for in a candidate. Personal references should only be used if you have no work-related experiences. References that are not work-related have little value to a potential employer. All a personal reference can say is, “This is a nice person”. One exception that could make sense … Continue reading the story "REFERENCES THAT WORK!"
Most clients I work with are looking for a more rewarding and satisfying position, at a higher level, while working toward their career goal. When I first work with a new client I ask standard questions to assess the basic facts, such as:
- What are you doing now and why do you want to seek another position?
- Are you open to a relocation? Where or where not?
- What’s … Continue reading the story "MATCH PERFORMANCE AND “FIT”"
Want to learn about higher level jobs and how to reach the next rung on the career ladder? How do you get information without the stress of actually pursuing an open job? It’s called an “informational interview”. Informational interviews provide you with candid feedback to questions you have about your next higher job from those who would know: People already in the position or those who … Continue reading the story "INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS"
Most career narratives talk about what to do to be successful. I’d like to take an opposite approach: Identify issues to avoid or manage effectively so your career isn’t stifled. The following list may be helpful.
- PERFORMANCE – Why would anyone want to hire an under-performer? Your past is a prelude to your future. Ideally, a hiring manager wants to hire someone who has successfully achieved … Continue reading the story "IMPEDIMENTS TO YOUR CAREER"