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



CONTROL VERSUS INFLUENCE?

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by
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You can’t control everything in your career (or life).  But you can find those areas where you have a degree of influence over situations or people that you can manage.  Part of the answer is to subdivide those things you can influence and those you can’t.  Figure out which issues are worth worrying about, those that you can directly or indirectly influence and the important Continue reading the story "CONTROL VERSUS INFLUENCE?"

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by
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What’s your definition of success?  How do you achieve it?  Your answer becomes the pathway to your future.  Random plans will get you somewhere, but not necessarily where you want to go.   Some may define success as holding on to their current job; many see success only with a promotion, a higher title and a 30% salary increase; others may define success as a continuum of Continue reading the story "HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?"

HAVE YOU HIT THE (CAREER) WALL?

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by
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Everyone has a bad day once In a while, but a job or career that goes off the rails is a different problem.  No matter what the cause, a job or career mistake can usually be corrected with the right approach.  It takes some thought, determination and the right attitude to come out ahead.   My experience is that job derailments come from an expectation that you, Continue reading the story "HAVE YOU HIT THE (CAREER) WALL?"

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO CONFOUND YOU

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by
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Interview questions can be tricky and sometimes responding to them can be difficult.  The simplest answer to a question is usually the best.  Complexity can get you into a tangle of conflicting replies.  Here are a few confounding questions with some alternate answers:  
  1. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - Be ready for this one! Provide a crisp but positive response.  The hiring manager is looking for Continue reading the story "INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO CONFOUND YOU"

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"