Archive for April, 2011

5 Steps to Get Out of an Abusive Workplace

April 27, 2011

Remember the school playground bullies who terrorized the smaller kids? Some of those bullies have successfully climbed corporate ladders and continue terrorizing others, but on bigger playgrounds. Now they use psychological weapons that are more subtle. And unlike their days on the playground, they often have the support of the hierarchy. This post is for [...]

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Is “Strength” a Weakness For You in Your Career?

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter! It’s days like today that we take a moment to stop and appreciate the loved ones in our lives. They’re the people we’re committed to “being there” for. But sometimes, being “strong” for others can actually be a weakness. I came across an article titled “A Strong Person Knows How To Be Vulnerable,” [...]

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Networking Tips Anonymous: Tip #9

April 19, 2011

Our secret hiring decision maker is back with more insight! We may not all be “writers” out there, but we should still definitely consider tone… TIP #9: RIGHT INFORMATION, WRONG TONE How you communicate in an email is definitely trickier than in person. Written words cannot rely on delivery. They are black and white on [...]

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Industry Career Change Advice

April 17, 2011

In the current professional landscape, people don’t just change jobs more than ever – they change careers. People realize that the career they’re in doesn’t fit who they are or what they love doing. Good for them that they recognize this and DO something about it! But that means a pretty unique interview experience. When [...]

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Resume Follow Up Etiquette

April 15, 2011

You hear about a job. Maybe it’s better than the one you have now, maybe you’re out of work. Regardless, you’re interested. So you do it: you submit your resume online. But you don’t hear back immediately. So now what? Should you email their HR department to make sure they got your resume? Call? Both? [...]

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The Career Triple Threat

April 12, 2011

Did any of you used to watch the TV special that had every young person dreaming of “FAME?”  They interviewed and auditioned candidates from the east coast to the west.  All of this to find the number one candidate that would possess what they called, “The Triple Threat”!  And what did they win? A million [...]

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Networking Tips Anonymous: Tip #8

April 7, 2011

If you missed Tip #7, it’s because it was exclusively presented in the April edition of CAREEReport. And now, on to Tip #8 from our secret executive hiring decision maker! TIP #8: DON’T BURY THE LEAD. Over the years, I’ve received a number of emails from people wanting to be considered for openings that open [...]

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April CAREEReport: Career Changes Keep Coming

April 5, 2011

CAREEReport is my monthly newsletter that covers the the latest job news, tools of the trade and networking techniques, inspiring success stories from some of my career coaching and counseling clients, plus highlights from the blog. This month’s theme is “Career Changes Keep Coming.” It focuses on how change is effecting some job markets more [...]

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From Desperation to Deal, This Tuesday!

April 1, 2011

Next Tuesday I’ll be presenting part of a combo GO! Network presentation titled “Understanding Compensation and Negotiation Terms & Conditions.” Gary Glassman will kick things off, discussing how companies establish their compensation philosophies and pay structures. I come in next, presenting “From Desperation To Deal,” revealing salary negotiation tips and advice! Breakfast is at 8, [...]

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