Don’t let one mistake ruin your personal brand. Learn how to recover from even a major public misstep.
: I was recently reminded of how important it is to know who we are, so that we can be confident in making decisions about our careers. That knowledge of our own skills, experience, needs, wants, values, and beliefs, is what we use to create our career action plans and our personal branding. Who are you? The answer to that question is the first step to your next job.
According to a 2013 LinkedIn resource, 42% of hiring managers believe that volunteer experience is just as important as formal work experience. While we’ve always known it looks good on a resume, does community involvement lead directly to work? Here’s how it did for one of my clients – let’s call him Scott. Scott was […]
When you’re in career transition and connecting with influencers, recruiters and hiring managers, many of them will investigate you online to form their initial impression. Will they find any digital dirt? Digital dirt is anything negative or unflattering posted about you – and sometimes by you – online. Where digital dirt could be hiding As […]
Searching for a full-time job IS a full-time job – more if you’re really serious about shortening your transition time. In fact, I recommend people spend 12 hours a day, 5 days a week on their job search. I hear many objections to this, for which I always have a response. Here are some of […]
One Tweet and your vacation is over. One video on YouTube and you’re suddenly a superstar. One connection made on Linkedin and you have an interview for your dream job. Another click of a button on Facebook and you are reunited with a long lost friend or relative. If you are not active online, you […]
The reports, articles, blog posts and books will continue for many years to come with respect and admiration for an amazing man, Steve Jobs. Unlike many, Steve Jobs was revered as much in life as he has been in death. Acknowledged as a technological genius, Steve Jobs was that and so much more as seen […]
A Tagline has long been a necessary marketing requirement for any successful company or business. “Good to the last drop”, “Zoom Zoom”, “Let your fingers do the walking” and “Strong enough for a man but made for a woman”; all famous slogans or taglines used to successfully promote a product. In addition to a professional […]
Regardless of your political affiliations there are few who will not agree that Jack Layton was a well respected individual and above all, the quintessence of leadership. His achievements elevate him to a level beyond reproach and his dedication and commitment, simply indisputable. The Globe and Mail reported this morning, Opposition Leader Jack Layton dead […]
Everyone should know what not to post on Facebook without any further elaboration or explanation but that knowledge doesn’t always seem to have an impact on what actually does get posted. Social media has provided a platform that allows everyone to have a very influential voice. This is a privilege that should not be abused […]