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I received an email, quite unanticipated, from a client of mine who had recently lost his job of a number of years. I was at the point, as we shaped his job search strategy, of coaching him on developing his personal brand message for Networking and Interviewing. His email read in part:
“I’m not an outgoing person, never have been. Especially, I don’t like talking about myself. I’ve never had to ‘sell’ myself to get a job in all the years I’ve been working. I’m very uncomfortable with the idea of ... Read more
Everyone in my industry writes a list of things job seekers should do during the crazy time of every year that begins about mid-November, but as a CFO … what should you avoid? Here’s a “don’t list” for Chief Financial Officer job search candidates.
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When my children were little, I would take a holiday photo of them in pretty clothes and equally cute poses so that friends and relatives could see how they had grown in the previous year. Then I would write our names in the cards and address the envelopes. People enjoyed receiving the photos. I would ... Read more
In terms of your ongoing career success, it’s great to look back over the past–just don’t live there. At this time of year, when so many people are preparing to wind some things down and get ready for the new year, you might want to take a look at what has gone right for you this year and what hasn’t. That’s fine. A periodic career review can provide ... Read more
What do you do if you can’t sort it out? What happens when you become so fed up with trying to figure out next steps? You and I both know there is a huge cost to this kind of storm that might be brewing inside you.
Everyone's head is spinning with the rapid pace of change in the employment market. Many more workers are contract workers or consultants, whether by necessity or choice. Many have a business on the side. Many have 2-4+ jobs they are juggling at any one time. Those who have more than one employment gig at a time have "portfolio careers." Why do they do it?
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