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



HOW YOUR PAY RAISE WORKS!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 by
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If the annual budget shows that pay increases are to be an average of 3% for the year, it means that the spread of individual pay raises can be from 0% to 6% or more. Where you are within that spread will depend on a number of factors, some of which are:  

OPTIMIZE YOUR REFERENCES

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by
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Ask yourself, “What ‘s the purpose of a reference?” If you think that a reference is for someone to say great things about you, think again.   There are two fundamental reasons for a reference:   First, to validate the basic information you provided about your work history: Title, length of service, compensation, job responsibilities and function, reporting relationship, reason for leaving and other essential job related facts. Almost Continue reading the story "OPTIMIZE YOUR REFERENCES"

TECH: WINNERS AND LOSERS

Posted on: July 4th, 2017 by
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Want to be a billionaire? Easy. Just create an app (application) that everyone wants or needs. On the other hand, if you don’t know how to turn a computer on, it will be much more difficult. Somewhere between these two points is a rational way to move up the job ladder.   Here’s some information that may help to understand the impact of technology:

THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by
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What do you do when you get a “Thanks for your application, but… no thanks”, for a job for which you are highly qualified? Do you scream at the gods of bad luck? Do you try to find out what you did wrong or why you weren’t the “chosen one”? Well good luck with that! My experience is that you’ll get a standard response, “The Continue reading the story "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!"

RECOVERING FROM A TERMINATION

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by
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Separating from an organization causes all kinds of personal and professional problems Most issues can be overcome. There are two kinds of terminations: Those that are easily explained away and others that can ruin your reputation or career if not handled well.   All dissolutions from an employee/employer relationship need a special kind of job search strategy. Rather than walking away to a better job, your employer Continue reading the story "RECOVERING FROM A TERMINATION"