Job SearchLeadership
October 1, 2012

5 Ways to Become a Strategic Hire

The best candidate doesn't always get the job. In fact, rarely does the top candidate win the position – instead, they are beat out by someone else. A strategic hire. A better interviewer. A more likable person. A friend of the hiring manager. And so on. Companies have to hire in their own best…
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Job Search
August 16, 2012

Practical Tactical Thursday – Negotiate Your Employment Offer

There are several times throughout your career that you will need to negotiate an offer – an offer of employment, a counter offer to your resignation, or a promotion offer. The one thing that all of these situations have in common is that Human Resources is holding back on you.…
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Giving Yourself PermissionJob Search
August 13, 2012

Bridge Jobs – Create Your Own Destiny

When I was on my own path of exploring where I wanted my career to go and what my ultimate path was going to be, I was working in a high-paying, high-stress, 50%+ travel, high-powered position. Yes, everything was high. It was the crowning jewel of my career up until…
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Giving Yourself Permission
August 9, 2012

Hire a Coach or Chat with Your Friends?

The other night a new acquaintance asked me what I did for a living, and continued to wonder why anyone would need a coach if they had supportive friends like she did. For those of us whose lives have been touched, guided or changed by a coach, that question is…
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Job Search
August 2, 2012

Practical Tactical Thursday – Recruiter Silence

It must be an epidemic. At least five different people have asked me this week, “What should I do – I haven’t heard back from the recruiter for the job I interviewed with (enter time-frame) ago?” Ahh, yes. The Suddenly Silent Recruiter following what you thought of, as a stellar…
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Employee CommunicationsGet PromotedLeadership
July 26, 2012

Your Perspective is Screwing Up Feedback

Perspective, perspective, perspective. I was having a chat with one of my friends the other day online, about her kid’s upcoming birthday party. And there was a moment after I responded to something, that I knew that she completely misunderstood what I said. The words themselves were innocent enough when…
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HRInternal PoliticsJob SearchLeadership
July 23, 2012

Best HR Advice and Chats – Part 1

Human Resources is a strange, strange world to be in most of the time. The things we see, the things we say, the things we have to do… There does tend to be some conversations and HR advice that I’ve had to deliver more times than I care to count,…
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Job Search
July 5, 2012

Practical Tactical Thursday – 5 Warning Signs to Beware of an Open Position

Many people forget that a huge part of the interview process is for the candidate (YOU), to audition the company a well. Interviewing is a two-way street. I know that when you feel desperate for a job, this process is easy to overlook, but the long-lasting side effects of jumping…
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Job Search
June 21, 2012

Creating Your LinkedIn Profile

If you have job, want a job, or just want to network, you must have a profile up on LinkedIn. Unlike many of the other social media sites out there, LinkedIn is not for messing around, nor would I say for corporate positions, is it optional. Recruiters heavily rely on…
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