Author: Ken Sher

Success Through TRUST

How to get Help for Your Job Search

You need to be crystal clear in your job search, from your personal marketing materials to asking people for help. Keep it Short, but Sweet… and Interesting First, you must know yourself and be able to clearly and concisely describe the skills and value you can bring to an organization. Take Inventory (the first step…
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December 9, 2019 0

Mid-Late Career Change

One of the things I experienced, and many of my clients have as well, is changing priorities as one moves towards the middle or end of their professional career. Priorities Change It seems to be a common phenomenon. As successful professionals hit their mid-late forties, they often begin to rethink their career. Many times, priorities…
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December 4, 2019 0

A Step-by-Step Guide to Minimize Ghosting in the Interview Process

Recently I asked LinkedIn® members about their biggest challenge of the interview process. “No follow-up communication from recruiters and hiring managers” was the top response. This is particularly frustrating when one has made it past the phone screen and is deeper in the process. Control What You Can Control There are things that can be…
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December 3, 2019 4

The Trickiest Interview Question for the Older Job Candidate

“Aren’t you overqualified for this role?” This question is wrought with peril. You can feel yourself getting more tense. They might as well have said, “aren’t you too old for this job?” You want to scream, “Seriously!!!??? My age has given me the exact experience you need for this job. Don’t you see that? Isn’t…
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November 26, 2019 0

The Most Difficult Interview Question

The most difficult interview question is… the one that is never asked… or answered. Have you ever responded to an interview question and thought you could read on the interviewer’s face that the answer wasn’t received as you had hoped it would be? Maybe it wasn’t until the interview was over that you thought, “I…
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November 25, 2019 0

Overcoming Age Discrimination in the Job Market

I often hear from my mid-late career clients that ageism is holding them back from winning opportunities they should be getting. The reality is that this is true… sometimes. The fact is that younger workers are discriminated against as well, albeit, for different reasons. So are women, and people of color and Latinos and white…
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November 22, 2019 0

Are You a First Connection On LinkedIn®?

If you are a first connection to someone on LinkedIn and they message you with a request, you have a professional obligation to respond. If you don’t feel this is the right thing to do, then you should strongly consider leaving the platform because that’s what it’s for… networking, asking for assistance and giving help.…
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November 13, 2019 0

An Open Letter to Interviewers

Dear Interviewer, Imagine you’ve lost your job. What thoughts and emotions would you have? Would you worry about supporting yourself and your family? Do you think your confidence would be shaken a bit? One of the most challenging parts for a job seeker They must keep their spirits up, have a positive attitude and ignore…
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October 31, 2019 0

Is Anything Really Obvious?

The word “obvious” is a terrible word that can lead to a lot of misunderstanding and distrust. The reality is that there is nothing that is truly “obvious” to everyone. Just look at our political parties. What’s clearly obvious to a Democrat is definitely not obvious to a Republican. One place where we can get…
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October 29, 2019 0

Simplifying the Job Search Through Trust When You’re over 40 Years-old: TRUST the Process

(This is the final part of a five-part series about The Sher Way to “Simplifying Your Job Search through TRUST” which is an acronym for Take Inventory, Resume, Understanding Social Media, STARS, Trust the Process) Readers in Philadelphia have heard the words “TRUST the Process” before. For several years, the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team “tanked”…
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October 25, 2019 0