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



HOW TO IMPRESS HIRING MANAGERS

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by
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Without good or great employees, organizations can’t be good or great.  Success of any organization is limited to the talent and quality of its people.  So what should a hiring manager be looking for in the best candidate for an open position?  And what does this mean for you, a candidate who is looking for the right job?  Let’s take a quick review.   Beyond the basic Continue reading the story "HOW TO IMPRESS HIRING MANAGERS"

WHEN TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by
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Career drivers are the motivational forces that propel you forward.   When I look over my career I uncovered three career drivers for me:  Growth (both personal and professional); increased responsibility and compensation; freedom to perform at a high level.   Identify your own career drivers, and then assess them against your drivers.  Do this by creating a scale from 0 to 100 whereby a 50 on the Continue reading the story "WHEN TO LOOK FOR A NEW JOB"

ARE YOU AN EAGLE?

Posted on: August 25th, 2018 by
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Each of us has a primary persona that makes up our personality. Some people like to work alone, while others are more comfortable in a group setting.  The question is, “How does the mix and balance of these operating personas affect your job search strategy?”  Let’s look at just three of them.  
  1. The Eagle– This person is primarily a go-it-alone type individual who acts as a Continue reading the story "ARE YOU AN EAGLE?"

DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF IN THE MARKETPLACE

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by
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Why should a hiring manager choose you?  Is it your charm and wit?  Nice try.  Maybe it’s your past experiences?  Now we’re getting a bit warmer, but not quite.  What are the differentiators that set you apart?  If you don’t know, you better find out because that is what separates success or failure in the marketplace.   There is only one reason why you get hired and Continue reading the story "DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF IN THE MARKETPLACE"

VISIONARY, TRANSLATOR OR IMPLEMENTER?

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by
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First, a definition:
  • Visionaries see over the horizon and set the direction of a unit or organization
  • Translators interpret the vision and develop strategies to accomplish the objectives
  • Implementers execute the actions necessary to achieve the results desired
  Each individual has varying degrees of skills and abilities in each one of these three areas, depending upon the subject and context. You may be a visionary Continue reading the story "VISIONARY, TRANSLATOR OR IMPLEMENTER?"