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CYA…Cover Your Assumptions

Most business projects start out as an irritating tactical issue. A problem will come to someone’s attention that they believe needs solving. Unfortunately, the normal approach is to suggest a solution on the fly and initiate the resolution. It is rare that leaders take the time to understand the causes and the scope of a . . . → Read More: CYA…Cover Your Assumptions

Step 6: The Interview….

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…? Step 3: What’s Your Value…? Step 4: Who Do You Know…? Step 5: How Do People See You…?

You are trying to achieve two goals in an interview. The first is to ensure that the interviewers understand how your talents will fit . . . → Read More: Step 6: The Interview….

Step 5: How Do People See You…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…? Step 3: What’s Your Value…? Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

First impressions are lasting ones. As you make contact with people and expand your network, be very mindful of what impressions you are making. Always remember that people view the world . . . → Read More: Step 5: How Do People See You…?

Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…? Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

“Networking” was always a dirty word to me. I came from a software development and network administration background where engineers felt that networking was for sycophants. My understanding was that people who actively networked were not sincere . . . → Read More: Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

You’ve now gone through a self discovery to understand what you want out of life and what you want out of a job; you’ve developed a plan for how to approach your job search, identifying what industries/companies you need to research and . . . → Read More: Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…

I assume you’ve gone through your self-discovery process and should have some ideas about your goals. Do you? Do you know which industries you’d enjoy working in? Have you considered some companies that might meet some acceptance criteria for you? Do you know where you are willing . . . → Read More: Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…

I am often approached by people for career advice. Usually they’ve decided that they’re not learning anything or they don’t like the people that they work with and need a change. The first thing they do is update their resume and check job advertisements on internal company web sites or Monster.com. My advice to them . . . → Read More: Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…