Are You Promotable? 7 Key Factors
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
If you’re interested in moving up in your career, it’s a good idea to stop and consider whether or not you are someone that the ‘powers that be’ in your company would view as being promotable. The way that you conduct yourself now can have a huge impact on whether or not you’ll accomplish your goals for climbing the ladder to the job of your dreams. 7 Factors that Impact Promotability A number of factors – some performan...
How To Inform Your Network Of Your Job Search
by Stacy Harshman - Sep, 2015
The best job leads are likely to come from your network of connections; however, asking them for help can seem daunting. We often procrastinate about informing our network because it can be a bit awkward. Below are some ideas of how to talk with your contacts. 1. Know what you are looking for- Job seekers are often unclear about the job they are seeking. As an example, I received an email that read “Please think of me when...
It’s Time to Focus on Your Career Future
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Sep, 2015
Summer vacations have ended and the kids are back in school so it’s a great time to prioritize your professional journey. According to a global LikedIn study, September is one of the best months of the year to get promoted. “Now is a great time to check your career plan, and make sure that you are getting all of the opportunities that you deserve,” says Nigel Dessau, author of Become a 21st Century Executive: Breaking Away...
Strength Of Weak Ties – Seven Ways To Connect For Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2015
The strategy known as “the strength of weak ties” could be the secret sauce in your job search. Essentially, it entails reaching beyond your traditional networks to casual contacts. The latter know of job openings your colleagues don’t. This article describes seven simple ways to make those connections with weak ties. Mark Granovetter’s Discovery of Gold in Casual Relationships It’s no secret that jobs most often come th...
The Biggest Mistake Career Changers Make
by Stacy Harshman - Sep, 2015
Most people assume if you want to change careers, you should start by deciding what your new profession will be, but that is not the first step according to Harvard business school professor Herminia Ibarra. She writes, “By far the biggest mistake people make when trying to change careers is to delay taking the first step until they have settled on a destination.” In other words, not knowing the end result should not be a barr...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
Are Your Job Hunting Shoes Stuck in Quicksand?
by Sherri Edwards - Sep, 2015
It’s pretty understandable that people often go into a panic when they lose their job. The tough part is helping them remobilize and develop a plan for what happens next, instead of taking wild potshots at job postings in their quest to become reemployed. Many times a candidate gets so focused on “getting a job” that they start to believe they will magically find and secure a job in one stroke. (Imagine a hunter with a spear f...
4 Reasons You Need to Grow More Socially Savvy & 4 Tips to Get You There
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes, and easily can be the most intimidating part of any job. People often form first impressions about you and the company you represent within seconds of meeting you. This is why it’s necessary to ensure that you interact well with others to enhance your brand. Developing relationships is the key to developing business internally and externally. Personali...
Asking For Career Help When You Need It: 5 Empowering Tips
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I meet lots of self-directed, self-possessed women who struggle with asking for help – especially when it comes to their careers. Many coaching clients and women I’ve met during workshops and speaking engagements have shared how difficult it’s been to reach out – a lot of them feeling that asking for help is akin to ‘falling down on the job’. I know the feeling. When I was transitioning out of a career in Music, it was diff...
Job-Search Analysis: Learn How to Job-Search like a Professional!
by Sharon Cohen - Aug, 2015
This week, I presented a webinar for business professionals on "How to Access the Hidden Job market." Within a few minutes of the presentation, I realized that there was a high level of frustration and discouragement with job search. So, I decided to take this webinar back to it's roots. I offered to do a live demonstration of a Job-Search Analysis and open the job search process to the group. Two of the webinar attendees...
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