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Is the Job Market Beginning to Turn Around?

The job market has been dismal for a couple of years now and job seekers have become weary and have even stopped looking. Fortunately, over the last quarter there has been a large increase in job postings. I have several friends and colleagues that have decided its time for a change and have been working . . . → Read More: Is the Job Market Beginning to Turn Around?

The Purpose and Importance of Your Resume

I saw a great article in the Wall Street Journal that I wanted to highlight, “Fine-Tuning Your Resume for Maximum Impact“. It really focuses on the important aspects of your resume. I’ve been thinking a lot about this because I’ve spent a lot of time looking at resumes over the last 2 months and helping . . . → Read More: The Purpose and Importance of Your Resume

Working on the business, not in it

I just finished working with other leaders on the coming fiscal year initiatives. As I worked through the identification of our future efforts it occurred to me that some of my peers were caught by surprise by this planning exercise. Some were prepared with specific needs of their organizations because of well defined goals and . . . → Read More: Working on the business, not in it

So You Got the Job…Now What?

You’ve worked hard to understand your skills, history and goals and it paid off. You got the job you think you want. Now what? It’s time to do your homework again. You want to enter your new job as the leader and expert that your new team expects. Learn everything you can about the role. . . . → Read More: So You Got the Job…Now What?

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…