When WAS the last time you worked on your career plan? Ideally, you have one and work on it regularly. You are the captain of your own career, so it is up to you to chart your course and make the course corrections as you go. Do you know where you want to be in […]
Inspiration, motivation, determination, drive, confidence! All are necessary components of a successful job search. In today’s economy we are dealing with record high unemployment rates, a fiercely competitive job market and an average of 10 months to secure a senior executive position! It is not always easy to stay positive and sometimes all we need is a Time Out, […]
Career Coaching – A Positive Move
The decision to retain the services of a Career Coach is a positive move towards a successful and fulfiling career. The following questions will help you to decide if it’s the right move for you: Are you confident in the direction your career is going? Are you involved in an industry that has future growth protential? […]
New Realities in Today’s Job Search
Wallace Immen writes, “JOB HUNTING 101… A Guide For The New Realities of These Tougher Times” for the Globe and Mail. According to career coaches, Ward Garven, Stanton Chase Int’l; Wayne Pagani, WP Consulting Assoc; Sharon Graham, Graham Managment; Molly Fletcher; Heidi Allison, Allison & Talylor Inc and Cassandra Gierden, Profit Coaching, it is safe to say […]
Do you know yourself?
More than ever before, the competition in today’s job search market is fierce! In order to be competitive, you must know yourself! You need to have the ability to clearly identify your hard skills and your soft skills. Why should you be considered as a candidate for the position you are seeking? What skills […]
Your Resume is Your Foundation
Whether you are building a house or managing your career your success will be determined by a strong foundation. In your career, your resume is your foundation. Your career can take you in many directions but your advancement, your success, will be directly related to opportunities. By maintaining a professional resume you will ensure your opportunities for job interviews are secured and not lost. Your […]
Interested in a Career Change?
CareerBuilder.com has released a new survey of unusual (and fun) jobs. With so many serious issues in today’s turbulent economy, it seems a break from the norm is in order. For the top results from 8,700 workers reporting unconventional jobs held during their career go to http://tinyurl.com/6fyx4y to check out the full list from A […]
Use Common Sense When Sharing Online Information
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, just to name a few, are websites that are available for anyone to share information online. The following blogs, also just to name a few, have been written about sharing information online and the consequences, positive or negative that can result. The basic message really is, use a little common sense when you post information to your […]
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 […]
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 […]
More Inspirational Quotes
“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” ~Galileo Galile “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” ~Oprah Winfrey “I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t […]
Online Posting and your Reputation
Want a job? Scholarship? Watch what you post! This article written by Andrea Gordon for the Toronto Star provides a wealth of information for the whole family on the potential perils of online activity and sharing. A study produced by Pew Internet & American Life Project found 93 percent of kids ages 12 to 17 used the […]
What is Career Coaching?
Career Coaching is a methodology available to help people achieve job and career satisfaction. If compared to career counseling, coaching is more results oriented, less structured and more guided by the clients’ agenda. While similar to consulting, which focuses on solving problems through providing the right answers, coaching focuses on asking the right questions. Unlike therapy, which deals […]