Tag Archives: career advancement

4 Ways to Stop Hating Networking and Make it More Fun

 

stop hating networking

Fact: I used to despise networking.

A sense of dread would come over me.

I would do it, but I hated it.

I established routines to network regularly, but I would fall off the wagon and have to start over again.

I dreaded starting over even more, but I would do it.

I have come to learn this is a common vibe among a lot of us.

Regardless of the need to network – need a new job, drum up business, update skills, help someone – it can be hard to get in the groove.Continue Reading…

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…

3 Trade Secrets to Make Yourself Look Fabulous on Your Resume

 

look fabulous on your resumeIt’s up to you to tell colleagues, managers and decision-makers the great job you have been doing.

It’s not their responsibility to notice or inquire.

Even if they should be noticing and inquiring.

Don’t depend on them to notice or ask.

Do you want to be right on principle or do you want to advance in your career?

Do you want to leave your career in your hands or someone else’s hands?

Writing an achievement-based resume focuses a hiring manager, boss or colleague on what you accomplished.

This type of resume gives concrete examples of what you can do for your next potential employer or next promotion.

Writing achievement-based bullets are a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being called in for an interview. Use our tips below to make the most of your achievement-based executive resume bullets.Continue Reading…

41 Mistakes that Job Seekers Make which Kill Their Career Prospects and Sabotage Their Job Search

Struggling with your job search? Not seeing results that you want, but not sure why? Review this list and if you 10 or more of these reasons resonate with you, then we need to chat about what you can fix to get results (you can sign up for a call on the right):


(1) Go into a new field without major research
(2) Send the same thank you note to all interviewers
(3) Think they have to have 100% clarity as to what they want before they start to look
(4) Only submit to job postings and never reach out to people at companies directly
(5) Assume the tactics that worked for their job search three years ago will work for them nowContinue Reading…