. It’s probably 99% it’s a business decision. They need to cut back even in good times and in bad times. They need to strip assets. They need to save money and human resources are very costly. So it’s not against you. Don’t take it personally.
Should you wait until your severance runs out to start your job search?
A layoff can be tough on you mentally, emotionally and physically. The renowned Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, a measure of how stress can affect health, rates a termination from work a number 8. Today, terminations, downsizing, canning, layoffs or whatever you name this action, are frequent. It’s a part of business operations as resources […]
Many resumes and LinkedIn profiles of people I meet have me wondering whether I met a different person. Are you as good on paper as you are in person?
Don’t let comments haunt you years down the road when a hiring authority conducts a detailed web search of your activities. Be careful what you articulate on social media.
Whether you leave on your own accord or not, how you transition out of a job has a significant impact on your professional future. Leaving an employer on a bad note causes irreparable damage that not only hurts your chances of future employment with that company but also adds a red flag to your employment […]
Losing your job through downsizing is a tough life lesson. It’s not just emotionally and financially difficult, it forces you to confront difficult truths, too. Don’t throw away the chance for real growth, even when it’s painful: What did you learn from downsizing? Here are eight lessons my own clients have learned over the years […]
A professional recruiter isn’t a nuisance call, or a minor gatekeeper to the jobs you want, they are hiring influencers you are fortunate to know, and should work hard to keep as valuable network connections. Busy and in-demand, it can be difficult to connect with the right recruiters, but it’s worth the effort. A placement […]
The old wisdom says you have a choice: Either put in a small amount of effort to prevent an issue, or spend a great deal of effort fixing it once it’s become significant. Stitches in a weakening seam, or making sure your resume is up-to-date before you need it, a little effort now can save […]
As a Career Coach, Executive Coach, and eMBA Coach, I’ve heard so many interview horror stories! All of these interview nightmares are preventable. If you are prepared, come to the interview with a positive attitude, and follow through afterward. Interviewing is hard work, and can be exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be the stuff […]