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



RECOVERING FROM A SHAKEUP

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by
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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"

REFERENCES THAT WORK!

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by
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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!"

MATCH PERFORMANCE AND “FIT”

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by
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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:

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 by
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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"

IMPEDIMENTS TO YOUR CAREER

Posted on: October 22nd, 2019 by
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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.