There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your resume or in your employment. Be open and honest and explain the reason why.
I am Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and I help senior executives across the world, reach their career goals. The question that I’m answering today is, “How many references do I need?” I would suggest you have five. Why five? It’s always good to have an odd number and the five should […]
The question, today, is, “I’m not particularly good on social media. I hardly ever use it. Can you help me? Does it help my career management?” I am Martin Buckland, and I help senior executives manage and advance their careers. Plus, a lot more. The quick answer is yes, it does. You need to get […]
Do you manage your career? Do you manage your finances? I suspect you probably manage your finances more than you do your career. So what is a resume? What is a CV? It’s your sales proposition. You only get one chance to talk about exactly who you are. One chance to sell YOU. A resume […]
Remember, first impressions count. One, mistake and you can potentially ruin a relationship or at least a conversation with a person. Make your elevator pitch memorable and memorize it.
Job Search is an Art. 23 mitakes to avoid that will sabotage your job search.
Always look at the camera, not the screen Dress for the interview. It is another stage in the interview process, so do not be in your PJ’s or don’t be in something that’s very casual. Dress as if you are at an in-person interview. It gives a professional presentation but also it uplifts you and […]
If you are terminated from a job, here are five tips that you need to know… Go see an employment lawyer. They may be able to help you get a bigger severance. Employers also expect you to go and see an employment lawyer. Deal with any anger or rage. It’s natural to suffer from this […]
Resumes, cover letters, and your LinkedIn profile are very crucial to your career. Learn five tips that are crucial to build your LinkedIn profile.
Almost one quarter of your life will be spent at work. Do you own your career? Take charge now to be happy, work at a great company and be well compensated.
It can be tough to ask your boss for a raise. You don’t want to upset the cart. This exercise requires research, patience, tact, and diplomacy.
Job search is an art that few people know how to navigate well. Over my time as a career coach, I’ve seen many people fumble and fail to land a job simply because they are unaware of how to plan and execute a job search. Job search is an art that few people know how […]
Networking is an important part of managing your career, but there are some common mistakes to avoid. Here is a brief list of the no-no’s that can undermine your efforts to network, connect, and grow your career. Confusing networking with a sales opportunity. You’re there to build connections that will last a career, not sell […]
One of the leading causes of dissatisfaction with one’s career is when your career does not align with your personal values. You may think that this is something you would be able to look past and still effectively do your job, but over time this misalignment weighs on you. It is almost impossible to detach […]
Managing your career is not your employer’s job, nor your favourite recruiter’s. It’s your job. No one else has the same interest and commitment to your career and future as you do. In addition to social media maintenance, networking, and personal branding, every adult should spend some time every month on plans and goals. Below […]
Social media management is one of your best tools for career growth. Many of my colleagues focus on LinkedIn as the primary social media platform for job seekers, and it is important. Making use of these top tweeting strategies can extend your social media presence beyond traditional business boundaries and get you noticed. You never […]
How can you prepare for a job interview well enough that you have the holy grail, a no-blank interview where you answer every question without a single blank, frozen silence? Practice and perspective! Practice Rehearse your elevator pitch. Practice introducing yourself and mentioning the characteristics that make you a great match for the job. Research. […]
Resume keywords are vital. Having the right buzz words will boost your resume’s chances of being chosen by the scanning machinery and passed on for human eyes.
Are you in charge of your career? I suspect not, and you know what? You’re not alone. Here are five thought-provoking tips that will help you define your career goals, advance your career, and make you an employable and enticing candidate.
You are in charge of managing your own career, not your employer. Want to know more? The ABC’s of career management can help!