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



YOUR NOT FIRED, JUST “REPOSITIONED”

Posted on: July 17th, 2018 by
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A close friend was about to be “repositioned”, but instead he decided to terminate the company. He waited for months while a major global corporation was acquiring his international company and kept saying it wanted to keep the work group intact.  They gave employees no direction or encouragement. Then his boss said they were “thinking” of transferring certain workers to the cold and snowy North (from the Continue reading the story "YOUR NOT FIRED, JUST “REPOSITIONED”"

KEY ANSWERS TO THORNY QUESTIONS

Posted on: July 10th, 2018 by
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Think about the interviewing process as a sliding scale, where each of your answers to an interview question will either advance or diminish your candidacy.  How you respond to the interviewer can be tricky, especially when the questions are problematic for you.  Here are some thorny questions and alternative ways to respond to them.   Why are you seeking to leave your current job? Be ready for Continue reading the story "KEY ANSWERS TO THORNY QUESTIONS"

WHY ACCEPT A LOWER LEVEL JOB?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018 by
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It’s always a difficult decision to move back a step in position or salary, but there are situations when your longer-term career is better served if you do. Here are a few examples of circumstances that you may want to consider moving back a step in order to accelerate forward later on.  Whatever your decision, think through the implications and strategy to make sure it’s the Continue reading the story "WHY ACCEPT A LOWER LEVEL JOB?"

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by
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There has been a digital transformation taking place in multiple sectors, industries, and functions.  Small, nimble and disruptive digital startups are successfully changing the business model.  Large established companies are re-inventing themselves by investing heavily in technology. Information Technology (IT) is no longer a department or cost center but a major part of a corporation’s business strategy, plus a major competitive advantage.   Approximately 5% of businesses Continue reading the story "WHERE ARE YOU IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?"

FIND YOUR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 by
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Few if any professionals work their way up an organization alone, with no help from others.  Even if your family owns the company, you are still dependent upon them to guide you up to greater responsibilities.  Who are the supporters and allies you need?  Mentors, peers and subordinates.   Mentors are critically important.  If you find one or two really good mentors along your career, consider yourself Continue reading the story "FIND YOUR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES"