If you have a positive mindset and consider your age as an asset, you will secure a job a lot faster than someone who considers grey hair an inhibitor.
Key decision makers in your future career want to see that you are familiar with current technology. How to upgrade your skills.
Being active in groups and events will help you become more of an authority, make connections with other influencers, and advance your career.
This is a guest post by Gord Orlikow, an executive recruiter. Long gone is any stigma attached to professionals who find themselves in transition. In an increasingly turbulent marketplace, there are a host of reasons an individual in a highly visible senior role could be in transition – change in organizational strategy or structure, new […]
Do you need an exit strategy? If you understand the basics of business or investments, you know that you should always have an exit strategy; a plan to make sure you get the most out of your assets when you sell or close the business or investment. As an employee, “YOU” are your most important […]
When you’re downsized, you will likely be presented with a severance package from your employer, which will be calculated according to statutory regulations, and agreements between you and your employer. Employers generally expect you to negotiate the first offer presented. Obviously it’s in the employer’s best interests to reduce costs, so they may not initially […]
So many people assume they’re going to be in their job for life. At performance appraisals, they hear, “We’re so happy with you. You’re such a great performer!” Then three weeks later, a business decision is made to scale back in that department, and they’re terminated. They are utterly shocked by this. Not to mention […]
When you’ve been terminated and have entered career transition, one of the first things you must do is update your social media profiles to let your network know you are available. (Note: Depending on your severance package, technically you may still be employed and you may choose to wait to change the end date in […]
Networking is the single most powerful job hunting tool available. If you’re not networking, you’re not making a serious effort to advance and manage your career. Whether you’re gainfully employed or in career transition, networking can lead to contacts (for you or your employer), and relationships that can be mutually beneficial for years to come. […]
Failure to have a significant and notable presence on social media is a cardinal sin. If you want to advance in your career, be known as an expert or thought leader, and portray your ambition, you have to embrace social media. Active social media platforms Aim to post something on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ […]