Seasons change. Just as the transition from fall to winter is inevitable, there may come a season in your career where it feels necessary to make a change. However, when you feel it is time to search for a new position, it is also crucial to determine if you are making a move for the right reasons.
Job transitions are wrought with stress and anxiety. The myriad of feelings that elicit stress and anxiety during a transition can ultimately result in actions that may have a detrimental effect on your career. Therefore, it is at times when you feel the most uncertain and the most pressure that it becomes necessary to maintain control and power over your career.
Company culture—the atmosphere, work ethic, and values—that a company upholds can sometimes lead to contention between employees and management. If your personal brand conflicts with the company’s culture, it may lead to discouragement and overall dissatisfaction in your current position. In this case, it may be time to assess whether this position it the right place for you to optimize the future of your career.
For your network to be useful, you must engage with people. It is not enough to simply have a long list of names in your network, you must develop and grow relationships with those people in order build a successful network.
Have you considered using Twitter for networking? With over 261 million users, what a great platform to connect with fellow professionals and companies.
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.
Meaningful work relationships can make or break the culture of a professional organization.
Interim management has become a significant part of executive search firm practices. Many now have dedicated recruiters specifically for interim assignments.
When you are blindsided by downsizing: There are times when you are aware that downsizing might be on the horizon, but, more often than not, it is something that you just do not see coming. Companies will downsize for various reasons, but it is rare to know how you will fare in the process. Obviously, […]