Compare career management to financial management. Excellent financial management greatly increases the odds of attaining your financial goals. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to apply the same logic, diligence, and attention to detail when it comes to managing your career and your potential for increased earnings?
Summer vacation is over. It’s time to get back to work on advancing your career and making yourself happy.
Key influencers like recruiters, career coaches, and peers don’t just want to know you when you’ve been terminated and you’re feeling desperate to pick up the pieces. They also want to know you when you’re having fun and delivering career successes. A cardinal sin of career management is failing to maintain frequent communication with the […]
People don’t think twice about engaging a financial planner to help manage their money, but hopelessly go it alone when it comes to their career. Then what happens when they get that inevitable pink slip and there is no more money to manage? Career management is something to be proactive about at all times – […]
“Be yourself” is common advice we hear from parents and other caring supporters in our lives, yet you may not always show the best version of yourself. In a job interview, this could lead to being passed over or dismissed. Here are five strategies that will help you convey your strengths, skills and personality in […]
Many job seekers are under the impression a Recruiter will find them a job. This is false, however Recruiters CAN play an integral role in your job search and career management. In Canada, Recruiters currently hold about 12% of the available jobs at the senior executive level. The #1 thing I help people understand about […]
When you’re in career transition, your resume must tell a compelling, striking and resonating story based on your history of accomplishments. Unfortunately, as time passes, you’ll be less likely to remember examples that date back to the 90s, 80s or earlier. What is a brag book? A brag book is a collection of career stories […]
There is a very prevalent trend right now where people have lost the energy to network. Attendance is down at some events, and people in career transition are resistant to the suggestion to spend the bulk of their time networking. This is a foolish mistake and now is the time to snap out of your […]
There are distinct signs of spring. To begin with, I’m actually writing this sitting outside for the first time this year in Severn Bridge, Ontario. I’m accompanied by numerous spring sounds. Drip, drip as the snow gradually melts and fades away; the birds tweet and each day new multi-coloured birds feast at the feeders nearby, […]
Recruiters and HR Professionals continue to turn to social media as a resource to post jobs and source candidates. A number of surveys show this number to be approximately 90%! If you are actively managing your career, you are aware of the importance of Linkedin, the number 1 professional online networking site. Certified Professional Resume […]
It is unfortunate that there are many organizations with a much greater interest in taking a customer’s money than they are in providing the services they are offering. Recently a client shared their horrific tale of hiring an executive career change organization with the expectation of a resume and a job. The fee was $12,000 […]
Don’t be!!! Paul Copcutt’s “Just My Toonies Worth”, What’s your next job in the tech sector?, gives the facts on why you should not get comfortable in any position stating, “In some areas of products and services the technology sector is booming, in others it is going…..going….gone – FAST.” Paul elaborates on 3 important tips […]
Many of those managing executive careers are aware of the importance of a professional resume, networking, job search strategies, a strong social media presence, personal branding, career coaching and and the role that certified career professionals play within the career industry. Unfortunately, not unlike any other industry, there are those who are good at what […]
Over 800 million people have established profiles on Facebook and are actively engaged in networking. In Canada, that includes more than 50% of the population! In the past 3 months the largest growth in Facebook users was aged 45-54 followed by 55-64, 35-44, 25-34 and 65-0! In the past 6 months, Canadian Facebook users increased […]
Managing an executive career successfully requires a conscious awareness of personal branding, career industry trends, economic conditions, an online presence and what it all means in 2012. Choosing to embrace or at a minimum accept change will certainly assist in moving your executive career forward in a positive direction. As inevitable as it is to […]
Visibility is key to establishing your brand in this highly competitive online market. Google has provided the ease of searching a single word to generate results in the millions. Searching for a product, place, data, professional, event, organization and more has never been easier. To recognize the explosion of Internet use you need only note, […]
When to post an online comment publicly and when to post one privately should always be carefully deliberated. If there is any doubt how your comment will be received or if it could reflect negatively on you, don’t post it. There seems to be no shortage of public comments to inspire another blog reminding those […]
If you thought your Linkedin profile was all you needed to maintain a successful professional online presence, you may want to review the following post from ere.net, Why Facebook Will Destroy Linkedin. Key factors include the numbers, Facebook with over 750 million users and Linkedin with 120 million users combined with what has been a […]
CSTD Presentation, September 22. 2011 Learn how social media has changed how we do business. Find out which social media sites you need to have a presence on and how to use them. Discover the power you have to generate opportunities by embracing a global community!
At one time or another we have all made spelling mistakes or grammatical errors and as such are usually open to forgive the odd one but if it is an obvious, complete and total, lack of attention to detail, disregard for the English language and absence of professionalism, it is not acceptable and should not […]