Tag: career coach

Success Through TRUST

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

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

Overcoming Age Discrimination in the Job Market

I often hear from my mid-late career clients that ageism is holding them back from winning opportunities they should be getting. The reality is that this is true… sometimes. The fact is that younger workers are discriminated against as well, albeit, for different reasons. So are women, and people of color and Latinos and white…
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November 22, 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

3 Things to do NOW to Manage Your Career

You may be working now but look around you. How many friends, family members or colleagues have experienced being out of work recently? The days of staying with one company for 40-years, getting a gold watch, a pension plan and a farewell party are over. Today, it is unwise for many workers to stay with…
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September 13, 2019 4

The Recession is Coming… Is Your Career Ready?

It’s in the news every day. Sure, there is debate about when it’s coming, but there isn’t much debate about if it’s coming. Often, when one talks about preparing, it’s in terms of how to protect savings, cut back spending and recognizing that change is needed to accommodate fiscal uncertainty. But all of that may…
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September 9, 2019 0

Manage your Career… And Survive and Thrive!

A client of mine was frustrated and demoralized by her professional position. She had a good run of nearly 15 years in a high-level marketing role with a fortune 100 company and an excellent track record of success. She had launched 2 products and managed a portfolio of products and a team of 5 marketers.…
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December 26, 2018 0