What Should I Tweet About?

As a follow-up to my blog last week, I am continuing with the twitter theme. After the idea of filtering out the noise, the most often question I get asked is what am I going to tweet about?? Who would be interested in what I have to say? Anyone professional that is serious in keepingContinue reading “What Should I Tweet About?”

How Can I Effectively Leverage Twitter When All I See Is Noise?

One of the most common questions I get about using Twitter as part of a job search strategy is, “How can I get through all the noise?” It is a very good question, with actually a quite simple answer. However, in order to get to the answer, it is very important to understand that toContinue reading “How Can I Effectively Leverage Twitter When All I See Is Noise?”

Is LinkedIn Just an On-Line Resume?

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools you can leverage in your career management, but most professionals use it for nothing more than an online resume. When I teach LinkedIn, people are amazed that there is so much more to LinkedIn. A repeated theme of my workshops and blogs is that job security inContinue reading “Is LinkedIn Just an On-Line Resume?”

Coal or Diamond – What is Your Personal Brand

A common theme of my blogs as well as workshops is that companies, for the most part view employees and prospective employees as liabilities instead of assets, or commodities instead of equity that bring additional value to the company. The other day I was talking with a client about the many types of experiences andContinue reading “Coal or Diamond – What is Your Personal Brand”

How Do You Quantify Your Ideal Job?

Are you in transition? Are you considering a Career Change? Are you trying to determine the path for your career? How do you find the right job? Can you afford to “choose” the right job? Many professionals choose jobs that come to them, rather than proactively managing their career and working their ideal jobs. TooContinue reading “How Do You Quantify Your Ideal Job?”

Do You Define Your Career or Does Your Career Define You?

Throughout my career, I have run into basically two types of professionals. Those who define their career and those who let their career define them. In this economic time, this distinction has become increasingly apparent. Another way to look at it is do you do what you do because you love it, or because youContinue reading “Do You Define Your Career or Does Your Career Define You?”

How to Increase Your Career Security Through Professional Associations

The other day, I had the opportunity to speak to the Future Business Leaders of America at Cal-State Fullerton. During the question and answer session, one of the members asked, given the current lack of job security in corporate American, what can they do to create their own career security? As you have read inContinue reading “How to Increase Your Career Security Through Professional Associations”

How Business Card Etiquette Improves Your Networking Results?

In a recent blog, I wrote about business cards and how they impact your brand. Today, I would like to talk about the etiquette of business cards, and how this can positively impact your effectiveness in networking and ultimately your career management or career search. I was lucky enough to begin my career in Japan,Continue reading “How Business Card Etiquette Improves Your Networking Results?”

Healthcare Options for Underemployed and those in transition.

This past week, I was talking with an accountability group, and we started talking about healthcare. For individuals in transition or who are under employed, health care can be one of the most stressful issues in our lives. So many people are forced to make decisions detrimental to their health based on their current financialContinue reading “Healthcare Options for Underemployed and those in transition.”

How is your business card branding you?

Are you in transition? Do you have a business card? What does it say about you? Why do you need a business card, what should you put on it, and what should it look like? With over 80% of jobs being landed through networking, business cards are often your first exchange of information when youContinue reading “How is your business card branding you?”