Monthly Archive for October, 2017

: October, 2017

How to ace your introduction during a job search

One of the things most people find daunting when searching for a job is meeting new people and knowing what to say. Their concerns are often based on fears such as turning people off by announcing they need a job. Prior to conducting a job search, introducing yourself might have felt easier because you a

Do you have a really good career plan?

I wish that most people could answer this question with a resounding “yes,” but I usually hear the opposite with a sense of dread. Unless you love planning, it’s not the skill that most turn to when thinking about their careers. Career planning can seem unnecessary and to be honest a little boring until you

Is now a good time to leave my employer?

This was a question asked recently by a manager who had been hanging on to a job for years even though she is driving 45 miles each way and is overqualified for the position. She stayed because of job security rather than leaving in a tight job market where good jobs were difficult to find.

Be prepared to recognize an interview disaster

Preparing for an interview gives you a measure of confidence when meeting your potential employer as well as a heightened self-awareness of communication skills. Wouldn’t it be great, if during your practice you could anticipate problems ahead of time to ward off an interview headed for disaster? The good news is you can change the