Category: Leadership

Success Through TRUST

“Next Play” in Career Management

  “Next Play” is a mantra that Coach K, Duke University basketball, uses with his team. The message is simple. Regardless of whether the last play was good or bad, there is nothing you can do about it. So, instead of dwelling on the past, learn from it and focus on what’s next. This mantra…
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January 14, 2020 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

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: Success is in the STARS (Don’t forget the last “S”)

(This is part 4 of 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) When I was learning to drive a car, Jack Riley, my instructor taught me to take the following action when changing lanes, “Signal, mirror, blind…
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October 18, 2019 2

The Sher Way to Simplifying the Job Search Through TRUST: Resume

(This is part 2 of 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) Although the look of a resume hasn’t changed much over the years, there are differences today that makes one stand out from all the others.…
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October 8, 2019 0

The Sher Way to Simplifying the Job Search Through Trust When You’re Over 40-Years Old: Take Inventory

(This is part 1 of 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) Many of my clients still say they “don’t know what they want to be when they grow up” even when they are deep into their…
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September 24, 2019 0