Best Resources for Researching Target Companies

Most job seekers take a reactive rather than a proactive approach to their job search. Their focus is on submitting resumes online to jobs that they see posted. This may be the easiest approach, but it is far from effective or efficient. One of the most essential components of a strategic job search plan isContinue reading “Best Resources for Researching Target Companies”

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?”

Is Your Job Search Under House Arrest?

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to join a speakers and writers mastermind group. As my practice grows, and my opportunities for writing and speaking increase, I wanted to surround myself with some of the best minds in the area. Saturday was my first opportunity to participate. In the course of the conversation,Continue reading “Is Your Job Search Under House Arrest?”

How Accountability Cultivates Success

In my last two blogs I discussed steps that, as part of your career management strategies, will help you maximize and realize your potential. Since implementation and follow-thru are key ingredients to the success of these steps, I was asked by several readers about my thoughts on accountability. What is accountability, and why do weContinue reading “How Accountability Cultivates Success”

Are you preparing to succeed in your interview?

 In an article in Sports Illustrated on Mike Brown, the new Lakers coach, Lee Jenkins writs about how Brown strategically prepared for his next job. “No one wants to follow a legend, but Mike Brown knew Jackson was retiring, and he found himself watching the Lakers more than the Heat. By midseason he was taking notes onContinue reading “Are you preparing to succeed in your interview?”