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



CAREER STEPS – NOTES

Posted on: May 1st, 2018 by
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How can something so simple to outline be so complex in reality.  Making career steps happen involve such things as:  Family considerations, compensation issues, relocations, functional skill to develop, job content to master, responsibility expansion, moving from individual contributor to manager, department head then executive, and many others.   Here are some of the considerations:   ULTIMATE GOAL? –  Define where you want to ultimately end your career, functionally. CFO? Continue reading the story "CAREER STEPS – NOTES"

SEVEN DEADLY CAREER MISTAKES

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by
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A career error can be costly in time, money and opportunity. Making a major career decision for the wrong reason can set you way off course and affect your ultimate goal. Here are a few of the deadly career mistakes to avoid. 1. Becoming too comfortable – Change is difficult, but necessary. When your job, personal or professional environment and routine become too comfortable, it’s very difficult Continue reading the story "SEVEN DEADLY CAREER MISTAKES"

STRESS TEST YOUR CAREER STRATEGY

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by
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If you find yourself in a difficult situation, don’t panic.  Smart workers will have a compelling resume and strategy prepared in file and ready to go.  If you don’t have a plan, then develop one now.  You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for change.   The primary questions that you need to answer are:  What do you have to offer that companies need?  What Continue reading the story "STRESS TEST YOUR CAREER STRATEGY"

REJECTION IN 20 SECONDS!

Posted on: April 14th, 2018 by
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When a hiring manager screens a resume he’s basically looking for two things: What makes an applicant stand out and what knocks them out. This article will focus on the second part: Getting rejected quickly.   Weeding out applicants is easy: It’s the things that applicants do that are not appropriate, attempts to be funny, detractions from the resume content, or a lack of common sense. Here Continue reading the story "REJECTION IN 20 SECONDS!"

RESPONDING TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Posted on: April 10th, 2018 by
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Many an interview and job opportunity is lost because:
  • The candidate drifts off topic and doesn’t succinctly answer the question being asked
  • The candidate mumbles, stumbles or presents their ideas in an incoherent way
  • And the most egregious error, the candidate talks way too much about things the interviewer isn’t really interested in.They overkill the subject.
  All of these problems stem from the candidate trying to Continue reading the story "RESPONDING TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS"