Your professional avatar is the image you choose to represent you online. If you are a professional in search of a job it is important to portray a professional photo of yourself. The following article, What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You? provides an interesting analogy of the type of people associated with the avatars they choose. For those […]
Your Twitter Bio
You may not be searching for a job today but most organizations are taking drastic measures to weather the economic storm including massive layoffs, downsizing and mergers. It means that you may be in career transition sooner than you think. So what does all of this have to do with your Twitter bio? Your Twitter bio […]
Online resources offer volumes of information related to your job search on resumes, cover letters, personal branding, networking and more. Here are just a few articles available online offering valuable information: Top 10 Tools for Landing a Better Job, by Kevin Purdy on lifehacker. Number 1. Write a killer resume for a new career path! A Cover Letter is […]
Networking and Negative Comments
The options available for online networking are vast and have the potential to result in opportunities for a successful career. Networking is a crucial element in building your brand, connecting with influencers and sharing valuable contacts and information. More jobs are secured through networking than any other job search tool! Despite the current turmoil of our global economy, it is absolutely […]
Personal Branding – Who is it for?
Personal Branding is for professionals who want to achieve their goals while being true to themselves. A distinctive, memorable and compelling personal brand provides the guidance you need to shape your strategy, adding enormous value to your career or business. It helps to define your professional direction and maintain a course even during difficult times. It also enables you to uniquely […]
Job Search Tips and Resources
Job search tips and resources are so abundantly available today that the time required in order to read all of them them would probably take you into retirement! In order to help you sort through the mountains of blogs and articles I’m sharing some tips and resources that I have recently come across from industry colleagues that will be of interest and […]
Do You Make These Resume Mistakes?
I am constantly amazed by how badly people portray themselves in a resume. Failure to put considerable time and effort into correctly writing this critical document could cause you to lose out on opportunities. Many of my clients secure my services after spending fruitless hours attempting to write their own resume. Others seek me out […]
President of Sales, VP of Sales, Sales Manager, Sales Associate
In today’s economic crisis, the number one job available is in SALES! These positions are currently the most sought after as an increase in sales could potentially be the key factor in the survival of many companies caught up in today’s economic turmoil. Increasing sales is one of the few definitive options available to the decision makers of many companies and organizations at […]
Don’t Burn Bridges
The value of networking can never be overstated. In a recent blog, What goes around comes around, the significance of presenting yourself as a professional, courteous and considerate individual and more importantly, one who is genuinely interested in the needs of others is reviewed. The impression you leave may ensure that your name comes to the forefront the next time an opportunity to fulfill […]
What goes around, comes around!
Some of us are firm believers in what goes around, comes around and as professionals, we spend a great deal of our time networking. Successful networking involves sharing information, experiences, and most importantly, our needs. Understanding what we can do for others and what they can do for us and then following through will sooner […]
A Branding Success, Personal and Corporate
Recently I received an email from Lynn Marie Caissie, through an organization called HAPPEN, regarding an experience she had on a flight with WestJet. Much has been written about creating your personal brand and even more about corporate branding; the objective, to develop a “unique and influential” persona or company. WestJet is truly a branding success story, not just because this […]
What is Personal Branding? It is one of the most talked about career management tools available to all individuals and entrepreneurs. Defined as, the process whereby people and their careers are marked as brands. A compilation of feelings, perceptions and qualities that are recognized by others when they see you or hear your name. Personal Branding gives you an opportunity to market yourself by […]
Beware of Distractions
Recently I had a discussion with a colleague about a blog I had written, Job Interviews and Tattoos and was surprised that the feedback I received was their belief that most potential employers have a negative perception when it comes to tattoos and body piercings. It is highly likely that many of these people are also sporting tattoos and possibly body […]
We have all heard it so many times before but it is a reminder that needs to be said again and again, “You do not get a second chance to make a good first impression”! Your look, your information, your voice, your words; everything you say and do creates an impression and if you want the job you […]