So today we’re gonna talk about what use is LinkedIn to my career management Now, You are all gonna say, what? Are you gonna know? What am I gonna say? Yes. It’s vital you, without LinkedIn, you haven’t got a leg to stand on in career management. It’s a vital platform that you must be […]
I Have Little Work-Life Balance
Today’s topic is, I have little work-life balance. I have little work-life balance. How sad is that statement? So I hear this a lot too much. I hear it probably three or four times a week from people I speak to in my private practice when I manage their career etc. So it is […]
I’m ambitious. I want to get to the C Suite!
Today’s topic is I’m ambitious. I want to reach the C suite. A lot of people say that to me because I specialize at the senior executive level. And it is possible, yes, of course, it’s possible. Anything’s possible, but you have to have the right attitude. It’s not impossible, but bear in mind the […]
What are you paying for?
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 […]
Are you comfortable in your current position?
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 […]
It is the notion of privacy that has many missing out on the tremendous opportunities that are possible through the use of social media. Privacy has been sold as a protection but when managing a career consideration must be given to who it is protecting. It is understandable that those with something to hide or […]
Career Professionals Won’t Guarantee A Job
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 […]
Career Networks vs Social Networks
Social media has certainly changed, “how we do business” in a big way. Networking, establishing a personal brand, job search strategies, targeting companies and organizations; all have become much easier tasks and on a significantly larger scale. If there is one concern that seems to be the most highly voiced, it is related to the […]
Are you a Follower or a Leader?
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 […]
An Executive Career in 2012
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 […]
Are you ready to start blogging?
Establishing an online visibility utilizing social media is a basic requirement in managing a career or business. Once you have created your profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin as a professional or business or both, the next step is to enhance your presence and personal brand with a blog. Wikipedia provides further details regarding a […]
Don’t Wear A Mask
Wearing a mask for a Halloween Party or any costume party can be exhilarating, mischievous or just plain fun! An occasion that many look forward to when it is acceptable to hide behind a mask, deceive others as to your true identity, assume the looks or personality of a favourite idol or simply seize the […]
Genuine, Authentic and Visible
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, […]
Executive Career Management
There are many resources available to assist in managing your executive career and it is likely you have secured the services of a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Career Coach or Personal Branding Strategist. You may have invested in furthering your education to obtain additional accreditation’s and you are likely a paid member of various organizations. […]
Public and Private Online Messages
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 […]
Jobs and Industries of the Past
Will your current occupation or industry continue to be a viable one despite changing trends and technological advances? The Milkman, the Iceman, Telegraph Operator and Lector are just a few of the occupations described in this interesting article, The Jobs of Yesteryear; Obsolete Occupations. Long forgotten and for many, jobs never heard of, a list […]
Facebook Rivals Professional Sites
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 […]
Twitter Job Search
Twitter is a social media site established in 2006 and currently has over 200 million users. What many may not be aware of is that Twitter is also an excellent job search resource. Jacob Share offers a Global Directory of Twitter job feeds in an article on JobMob, “an excerpt from my upcoming e-book The […]
Mistakes Forgiven But How Many?
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 […]
What NOT To Post On Facebook!
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 […]