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14 02, 2017

Your Social Media Footprint and the Successful Job Change

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Social Media|

With all the social media tools available today, people have never been more empowered to make their voices heard.  Something important just happened? Share it on Facebook!  Have a novel thought or clever insight? Tweet it!  And why not? You can start people talking or kick start a trend. You can meet new people and [...]

17 01, 2017

First Career Moves…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Career Articles|

Last fall we talked about the 3 Signs It’s Time To Look For A New Job. Those three indicators relate to a lack of learning/growth opportunities and changing culture/relationships with a bias toward increasing toxicity. They apply to persons in any stage of their career. However, for persons in the early career stages, other rationale comes [...]

5 01, 2017

Employers: What’s Up With Those Ad Responses?

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:38+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Recruiting Process|

Technology changes, and with it, candidate behaviors. For years, advertising was a reliable means to garner resumes, some of which might actually approach the job description. If one had patience and a willingness to run an ad enough times, there was a reasonable expectation of eventually finding an acceptable candidate. Unfortunately, with the exception of [...]

15 12, 2016

Resigning? 3 Simple Things to Keep it as Painless as Possible…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Jobs|

Now that you’ve secured that new career opportunity, all that remains is to notify your current employer. Simple. Well, like most things, if done right, it is simple. However if done poorly, it can make the process painful, potentially damaging your reputation and the memory of all the good work you’ve done in the past. [...]

30 11, 2016

3 Common Interview Mistakes

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Interviews|

With 30 years’ experience performing post mortems on candidacies of well qualified applicants who should have prevailed in the interview process but failed instead, I have seen a full spectrum of mistakes. Here are three of the most common. 1 - Poor Preparation Human Resource professionals and hiring managers are continually amazed by the lack [...]

7 11, 2016

Getting Your Selected Candidate To Say ‘Yes’…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:39+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Career Articles|

For many years I have counseled top candidates on their interviewing strategy. My number one recommendation has been for the candidate to get the hiring manager’s needs met during the interview before pivoting the conversation to their own needs and goals. This techniques helps insure the highest possible interest level for their background and experience. [...]

11 10, 2016

Career Risk Management: Should I Stay or Should I Go

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:40+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Career Articles|

So you’ve about had it with your current boss. Or maybe the learning curve in your current position flattened out a while ago and you are beginning to feel like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day. Or perhaps for one of a 1,000 other reasons people move, you are thinking about leaving your position. How do [...]

13 09, 2016

3 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job…

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:40+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Career Articles|

So you’ve been with your company for a few years or more now, but you’re starting to think something has left the relationship. You are good at what you do and maybe even a bit comfortable in your role but something is missing. Is it time to buck-up and bear-down or is it time to [...]

4 08, 2016

3 Simple Things to Make the Workplace a Better Place

By | 2018-02-08T16:34:41+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Company Culture|

Perhaps another title to this blog might be, ‘neutralizing negativity in the workplace’. The distraction of negative energy in the workplace can sometimes drag an otherwise nice job into the depths. To make things more difficult, we are in the midst of cultural turmoil and a presidential political season…both of which can add negative energy [...]