It takes more than a well branded resume to land a great position
by Anne-Marie Ditta - Aug, 2011
You have a great resume, know and can speak about your professional brand, network regularly…but nothing’s happening. Could your smile – or lack of – be getting in the way? During my former career as an account executive I realized people needed to like me before they could sign an agreement with me. So I made a conscious decision to let them know me. I took the time to ask about their business, what was happening with thei...
Learning About Careers, One Video at a Time: An Interview with Shatterbox Founder Amanda holt
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2011
With all the disheartening news lately about a double-dip recession and consistently high unemployment, many job seekers are desperate for new career ideas. One great place to seek inspiration is shatterbox, a video-based social community for students and young professionals to find inspiration and share ideas about innovative careers. The site is completely free and is conveniently searchable by industries or keywords. I r...
In Search of Executive Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We talked about whether wisdom can be developed or learned. My executive coaching client and I discussed how both knowledge and experience have influenced his ability to make wise decisions. I am coaching my client to reach deep within and tap into his wisdom and creativity. "A leader takes...
Do I Ever Think About You if We Aren’t Connected Online?
by Barbara Safani - Aug, 2011
My three closest friends don’t participate in any form of social or business networking. You’ll never find a business profile, status update, family photo, or even a poke from any of them on any online networking platform. While I ponder a “social media intervention” I continue to reach out to my friends on their terms which includes email and phone contact and an annual snail mail holiday card. I have to admit, it’s a lot mor...
Are your perfectionist tendencies helping or hurting you?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2011
My friend, Ken Revenaugh, who authors the Fast Track Tools blog, often writes about the importance of storytelling in business. He advocates keeping an eye and ear out for stories everywhere you go to help illustrate a point down the road. During my recent visit to New York City, I kept a list of inspiring blog topics relating to career and job search. My favorite inspiration occurred during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum...
by Thomas J. Denham - Aug, 2011
Fear is the number one reason my clients do not achieve their goals. Whether it is fear of failure or fear of success, this psychological obstacle can cloud one’s judgment and cripple learning and growth. Fear can lead to procrastination and perfectionism which DO NOT serve you! Here our some of my thoughts on fear based on my professional experiences in my private practice. What is fear? Fear is a common and natural...
How to Reinvest Yourself in the Workplace - Time for a Change
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2011
The secret to a resilient life in our kind of world is in knowing how to recycle yourself, over and over, letting go of what is no longer you, taking on new strengths, and shaping new chapters for your life, guided by your own emerging vision." - Frederich Hudson, Pamela Me Lean I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients. We talked about her desire to reinvent herself, and why s...
Winning at Working - Shades of Gray
by Nan S. Russell - Aug, 2011
A paperweight sits on my desk, etched in silver with the message: Life isn't always black and white. It serves as a reminder there are few absolutes at work (or in life). Yet, it would be easier if there were; if good ideas from bad, trustworthy people from non-trustworthy, and right paths from the wrong ones could easily be discerned. I've learned in twenty years in management that increasing one's perspective increases th...
Brand Yourself 'New and Improved' for Career Success
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2011
By nature human beings like to experience new things; but most of us also have a need to maintain the status quo. To attract the attention of hiring managers who may already know you, but have overlooked you in the past, you will need to step up your professional brand. There is no need to totally reinvent yourself. The fact that you are a known entity can and should be used to your advantage. The trick lies in how to conve...
Don’t Stop Believin’. Embrace the Journey. | A Career Long-View
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2011
Bosses have employee issues. Employees have boss issues. Coworkers have peer issues. Isn’t working together supposed to be easy? We often set ourselves up for the people problems we face. When we fail to set boundaries that keep out unwanted coworker behaviors, we pay a price. Ominous signs People problems generally sneak up on us. One day we realize we’re caught in a cycle we don’t like—one that’s interfering with...
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