Here we are a year and ½ later since the start of the pandemic and no one ever expected we would still be dealing with pandemic-related issues. If you thought you were stressed and burned out a year ago, I can only imagine what you are feeling now! As leaders I’m sure it has been incredibly difficult to hold it all together with so much … Continue reading Returning to the Office – 3 Things Your Employees Might Want You to Think About
The job search process is a full-time job! I am sure you heard this before or experienced it yourself. When you use the same resume to apply for 50 jobs, you are in reactive job search mode. The reactive job search makes the employer choose your career. A proactive job search targets the roles and companies you want. You tailor your resume to each job … Continue reading 5 Ways to Start Your Targeted Job Search Today
No matter your job title, you’re the team leader when it comes to your career, your future. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. Now, more than ever, organizations need your dedication and wisdom to survive and grow during and after COVID-19. And you need someone on your side to connect the value you offer with companies who are hiring now. That’s what career … Continue reading How to pick the right job search partner to deliver results during COVID-19
When you walk into a diner (remember walking into diners?) you usually don’t know what you want. The laminated menus are a ridiculous 134 pages long, so you know you’ll have plenty of options. After 10 minutes or so, you make a decision. You choose a burger. Maybe it’s amazing, maybe it’s dry. Or you’re vegan, so you get a salad. Came with that vegan feta you love. Nice surprise! … Continue reading When You Don’t Know What You Want
The past year (2020) has been a rollercoaster ride for everyone, especially working professionals. The pandemic has made many think differently about their current profession and look more into their future career goals. I have seen some very interesting trends while writing resumes over the past year. At the end of 2020, I was bombarded with professionals who worked in the hospitality or retail industries. … Continue reading Learn more about recent resume trends and what you can do to succeed at writing YOUR resume.
Some people love to network, others do not. And especially now in the time of Covid, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, people are worried that it might not be ‘appropriate’ to network, especially if you are looking for a job, or want to pivot your career. But if you think about it, the worst thing you can do if you have not talked … Continue reading Networking for Better Job Search Results
We all can admit this past year and even now has been and is an interesting time. The dynamics of the life you and I had grown accustomed to prior to the pandemic went into a tailspin. However, I will say although various transitions took place, there were still some positive aspects that also changed the dynamics of what life looked like during the pandemic. … Continue reading Career tips: If you are changing careers during this pandemic.
Well here we are a year into the pandemic and finally a little light at the end of the tunnel! For somethat is. Because while it has been a tough time for all, there are still a lot of people out of work and havebeen for some time. So I’ve created a quick checklist for those of you who may be struggling, wonderingwhy you haven’t … Continue reading 10 Steps to Help with Your Job Search
If your shoes or clothes no longer fit, you would get a new pair or a new outfit; correct? If a friendship or relationship no longer fits, you would let them go and form new friendships or relationships, correct? When things no longer fit, we normally move on to better fitting shoes, clothes, friendships, or relationships. It should be the same for our jobs as … Continue reading Does your job still Fit? 10 signs that it’s time to move on!
I’m a retired engineering manager turned Mentor Coach for engineers, and I also lead the Engineer in Transition Network Group. One of the ways I help engineers in their job search is looking at their resume from a hiring managers point of view. While everyone is different, there are several recurring themes that jump out. I can’t tell what job they are looking for The … Continue reading Looking at Resumes from a Hiring Manager’s Point of View
Do you have clear expectations for your employees? A goal for this year may be to set meaningful expectations and ensure they are focused on the expected outcomes. Often more than not, employees don’t have a good understanding of their duties. Can you provide a detailed list of what each employee needs to accomplish by the end of each day? Your employees need to understand … Continue reading Team Building: Focusing on Your Employees
I started my own proofreading business ten years ago (2011) because I would find typos EVERYWHERE! I would see typos on TV, billboards, newspapers, magazines, resumes, business documents, websites, etc. It would drive me crazy, so I decided to do something about it and start my own proofreading business to help others present themselves in the best possible way. My proofreading business has now transformed … Continue reading Why Should I Proofread?
One word that people have always used to describe me is “confident.” And I am, mostly. Partly because I have failed a lot. I’ve performed comedy to crickets. I’ve been dumped, a few times. I’ve been fired. I’ve also performed in front of thousands of people, created a loving marriage, and sustained a well-oiled six-figure business for a decade. My confidence doesn’t come from wins or losses though. It … Continue reading Confidence is a Choice