Archive | July, 2015

A Summer Job Search

Did you know that summer is a great time to look for a job? That’s right, holidays, summer time, off hours and generally anytime that you think recruiters may be gone, they actually may be looking for candidates like you. In fact, the odds are in your favor if you keep an active job search […]

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Should You Invest in LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium?

I get asked this question all the time by my clients—“Should I invest in Job Seeker Premium?” My answer is if you’re interested in exploring new opportunities to search for positions above and beyond typical passive portals, then Job Seeker Premium on LinkedIn is for you. Let me be clear, I said “above and beyond […]

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Be Prepared for the Exploratory Interview

When you meet people for the first time, there is an exploratory process that occurs. Is this person someone you could see spending time with? Are they likable? Do you believe they have something to share or that you could learn from? Will they be of value or interest to you moving forward? When two […]

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Making Work, Work

If you feel that you’re in a rut, or perhaps something feels off, dull or wrong in your career, you might be stuck in a career rut. If so, it’s probably time to engage with your career coach to make work, work. When you make work, work again it doesn’t mean that you’re settling or […]

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Retention Strategies that Fail

Don’t Make False Promises. One of the worst things managers can do is to make false promises. This is one of the worst retention strategies that will fail before it even gets legs underneath it. We humans are instinctive and can easily detect when promises are hollow. Instead of saying that positive changes are coming, specify […]

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Is Your Employee Worth Retaining?

Nothing speaks louder than money. And when you’re struggling with an employee who is costing you dollars in productivity before you start the separation process, you may want to take into consideration the cost of severing them. Simply put, employee retention saves money unless the employee is draining dollars. According to the Center for American […]

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Are You Engaged? Employee Engagement

If you’re engaged then you are energized, dedicated and committed to your work and your career. If you’re not, your career may be like taking a slow ride on a conveyor belt—one that just keeps going with little direction. So how do you stay engaged, especially if you feel your career has little direction? Here […]

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How to Land Your Dream Career

Think outside the box. Just because you majored in economics doesn’t mean it will be your lifelong career. In order to land your dream career you need to think outside of the box at all the possibilities that really engage you. Then look at your transferable skill set. Couple that with passion and possible experience […]

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Answering Tricky Interview Questions

You guessed it—what defines tricky interview questions all depends on the applicant.  Most job seekers admit to being a little intimidated by a question or two, and it’s usually the ones that have stumped them in the past or perhaps hit home with a personal or professional challenge. The key to answering tricky interview questions […]

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Is Your Resume One Sided?

I’m not talking pages here, I’m talking perspectives. Resumes that are “one sided” are only directed to one particular position or field and are targeted to land you the position. And yes, this is a good thing. Sure, you still may need a broader resume to use in a pinch, but a one-sided or targeted […]

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