Tag: career coach

Success Through TRUST

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

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

Everyone is in Career Transition

  Yes, you’re in career transition. Or you should be. Today’s definition for career transition is not only about being between jobs. It should include planning for your next position. This includes how you are performing in your current role while developing your skills, expanding your network and positioning yourself for other opportunities. If you’ve…
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January 8, 2020 0

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

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

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