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Success Through TRUST

Career Transition in the Covid-19 World and Beyond

U.S. jobless claims have passed the 40 million mark. An astounding number. Many of the unemployed didn’t see it coming before the Covid crisis hit and it should be a lesson to us all. Everyone always needs to be managing their career. This doesn’t mean becoming a “political animal” and it doesn’t mean focusing on…
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August 6, 2020 0

The Hidden Job Market

The “Hidden Job Market” is a term used to describe jobs that aren’t advertised or posted online. Typically, these are higher level jobs. There are several reasons they aren’t made public. Reasons for the Hidden Job Market Some companies go the expedient and the inexpensive route. They don’t want to pay for the posting, and…
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July 31, 2020 0

Break Your Job Search Process into Steps

  Have you ever sat down at your desk to do something and you just couldn’t focus on the task at hand? Maybe the work seemed too daunting. Or maybe you didn’t know where to begin. Or maybe you just had a feeling of being overwhelmed by the magnitude and importance of what you needed…
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July 13, 2020 0

Accelerate Your Job Search

On average, it takes about 6-months to find a job. The length of time increases the higher the level of a job you are looking for. If you’re looking for a position Director level and above, it typically takes 6 – 12 months. And the top spots, president, CEO, can take even longer than that.…
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June 3, 2020 0

Job Loss is Not Easy… Maybe This Will Help

  When I lost my job after nearly 25-years at Johnson & Johnson, at 52-years-old with two kids in college and one in high school, I felt a wide range of emotions… and none of them were good. I was scared, angry and hurt. Frankly, I was as close to clinically depressed as a person…
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May 26, 2020 0

Should You Pay for LinkedIn® Premium?

First, LinkedIn is arguably the most valuable resource for networking, building business or finding job opportunities available today. The real question is, “Are you maximizing LinkedIn basic?” In other words, is your profile as complete as it can be? Do you have the right key words and phrases to attract recruiters and hiring managers? Are…
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May 21, 2020 0

“Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” – Winston Churchill

  “If it looks like you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing” – Anthony Fauci  Act now as if you lost your job and you’re probably doing the right thing” – Ken Sher Okay, I’ll admit it. My comment certainly does not carry with it the same cache as Dr. Fauci, but that doesn’t…
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April 17, 2020 0

Are you Prepared? 3 Must-Have Areas of Focus for Your Career

Are You Prepared? These days, this question can mean different things. Are you prepared to handle the Covid-19 situation? Do you have food, water, medicine and, of course, enough toilet paper? Are you prepared for isolation or even semi-isolation by yourself or with your closest family? Do you have games to play, books to read…
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March 31, 2020 0

4-Steps to Take Control of Your Career Now

  The world, as we knew it, has taken a dramatic turn in the past few weeks. And the uncertainty of the future will probably be with us for months or more. Right now, you and your company are likely scrambling to put things in place to keep the business going with most employees working…
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March 26, 2020 0

Hey 1st Connections… yeah, I’m talking to you!

  We’re about to hit some pretty hard times. Projected unemployment numbers are predicted to hit 20% or more in the not-too-distant future. There are going to be people reaching out to you for help. If you’re a first connection of theirs, you’ve got to respond. We all have 1st connections on LinkedIn® we’ve never…
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March 24, 2020 0