Category: Trust

Career and Leadership Success Through TRUST

How to Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss When You’re 50+/- Years Old Part 4: Making it Happen

In this final part of the series, we’ll focus on putting it all together to develop a successful job search. It’s game time The main thing to remember during your job search is that it’s not about you… it’s about what you can do for the hiring manager. You have between 6-10 seconds to catch a recruiter’s…
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December 14, 2020 0

How to Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss, Part 2: Finding Your Way

In Part 1 of this 4-part series on “How to Survive and Thrive After a Job Loss”, we saw the big picture impact of this major life event. You need to take time, regroup, and get back on your feet. This approach helped me to not only “Survive and Thrive”, but it also led to…
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November 30, 2020 0

Simplifying the Job Search Process Through T.R.U.S.T.

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 one professionally, but personally as well. Yet, as complicated as the job search process is today, your success is dependent on one thing…it starts with…
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November 5, 2020 0

Is There Discrimination in Recruiting?

Fact:  There is ageism, racism, and sexism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There are good, decent, honorable people in the recruiting process who are just looking for the best candidate regardless of “what” they are. Let’s face it, there are small-minded people who, through their ignorance, limit the potential growth of themselves and their companies. They go…
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September 14, 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

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

“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

“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

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