Category: Leadership

Success Through TRUST

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

The Sher Way to Simplifying the Job Search Process Through TRUST

Losing your job, especially when you are mid-late career, is one of the most difficult professional challenges a person can face. It’s a very complicated situation that not only impacts you professionally, but it impacts those closest to you as well. Yet, as complicated as the job search process is today, your success is dependent…
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September 16, 2019 1

Where Did Everyone Go?

Getting laid-off… separated, down-sized, fired…is a very painful experience. This is especially true of the mid-late career worker. The most valuable tool to help land the next position is one’s network and the best place to start is with former colleagues. Ghosting But a funny thing happens when employment status changes and it’s not funny…
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September 11, 2019 0

It’s Time for YOU to Leave LinkedIn®

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me?  Well, I’m the only one here.” –Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver Yes… I’m talking to you! It (may) be time for you to leave LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not a…
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June 13, 2019 4