Tag: job loss

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Accelerate Your Job Search

On average, it takes about 6-months to find a job. The length of time increases the higher the level of a job you are looking for. If you’re looking for a position Director level and above, it typically takes 6 – 12 months. And the top spots, president, CEO, can take even longer than that.…
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June 3, 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

Are you Prepared? 3 Must-Have Areas of Focus for Your Career

Are You Prepared? These days, this question can mean different things. Are you prepared to handle the Covid-19 situation? Do you have food, water, medicine and, of course, enough toilet paper? Are you prepared for isolation or even semi-isolation by yourself or with your closest family? Do you have games to play, books to read…
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March 31, 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

Is There Discrimination in Recruiting?

Fact:  There is ageism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is racism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is sexism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There are good, decent, honorable people in the recruiting process Fact: You can let the above negatives get into…
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December 12, 2019 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