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Being Stuck Holding You Back?

being stucj holding you back?I have talked to about a dozen job seekers over the last two weeks that are stuck.

They are waiting until they perfect the language on their resume before they send it out, and they keep asking for feedback.

And they get different feedback every time, so they are in constant resume editing mode, but not contacting anyone for interviews.

They want precisely the right list of contacts to reach out to before they start reaching out.

They want to have interview preparation down pat, yet they haven’t sent out a resume.Continue Reading…

Employ the New ABC’s of Career Management – Avoid Being Complacent

 

abc's of career managementEmbracing uncomfortability is another way to avoid being complacent.

We are living in uncomfortable times.

Those solely seeking comfort and maintaining the status quo in their careers may find themselves blindsided when their company decides to insource, outsource, expand or contract – if they are on the wrong side of that corporate action.Continue Reading…

Best Job Search Advice I Ever Received? Pretend You’re Fired Today….

Best Job Search Advice? You're Fired!
Best Job Search Advice? You’re Fired!


Few years ago, a good friend of mine gave me this piece of advice after she had been released from a position unexpectedly. Senior managers can get let go if they do not share in the management philosophy leadership promotes or believe in the plans the company is implementing to grow. Being fired is not only related to poor performance, which is something I have learned from working with candidates over the years. It can take one by surprise.

So back to the advice. She told me, “The best thing you can do, Lisa, is pretend you were fired today. You would start to make a list of all the activities you would do to land your next job.Continue Reading…