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 […]
The way you look speaks volumes about you, before you even begin your elevator pitch or introduction. Make sure you follow a few simple rules to ensure that you are dressed to impress your hiring influencers at a job interview. Ask an insider. Whether it’s someone you know at the company, a recruiter, or even […]
In my 20+ years of working with some of the business world’s brightest and best, I’ve noticed a trend: The executives who stand out, who easily make connections with their colleagues, hiring influencers, and employees are almost all great storytellers. Storytelling is a skill you will need as an executive and as a job seeker. […]