career management

Resume Tip

Resume Tip

When referencing software and systems used on your resume, do two things.  First, avoid using only the title Microsoft Office as the catch-all for your software listing.  Instead, for better keyword utilization and numbers of keywords, use Microsoft Office and then the specific programs you know, like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Microsoft CRM, Project, Teams,

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It's All About Control

It’s All About Control

It was National Employee Appreciation Day last month, but you can’t tell.  While individuals are increasingly seeking a better balance in their work, companies are pushing back.  Despite the fact things changed permanently after March of 2020, many corporations haven’t recognized this reality.  All that wonderful talk about taking care of people has been replaced

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15 Key Lessons Coaches Learned From Working With Their Own Coaches

15 Key Lessons Coaches Learned From Working With Their Own Coaches

I was recently featured in this Forbes Coaches Council/Forbes Online post. My contribution is Expert Tip #3. 3. Market Your Way Through The Tough Times Early on in my business, a mentor shared that coaches should market their way through the tough times and invest heavily in no-cost or low-cost marketing! She said to write

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Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting: The Why’s

Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting:  The Why’s

In keeping with the Halloween season, let’s discuss the why’s behind so much ghosting, and a couple of tips to help you weather that storm. After all, when you know it is going to happen, and have some strategies to deal with it, you will be better able to move forward in your search. Some

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September is Update Your Resume Month

September is Update Your Resume Month

Our industry is celebrating its annual International Update Your Resume Month this September.  However, I am here to tell you that every month should be Update Your Resume Month, because keeping track of your career successes should be a regular part of your monthly tasks.  If you only do this once a year, when it

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Companies complain they are bleeding experienced employees, or laughing off the exodus by saying it’s just part of the Great Migration.  If you are seeing this happen in your company, ask yourself some serious questions, and stop making assumptions.  Every talented employee is a loss of productivity, innovation, brain trust, and good will.  How long


The Hiring Decision Problem

A colleague (Bernie Reifkind) recently posted the following on LinkedIn: ME: Respectfully, will there be a JOB OFFER forthcoming? My job candidate has been on 5 interviews over 2 months.CLIENT: We should know something by the end of next week.ME: Respectfully you are running the risk of losing this candidate, she is entertaining other offers.CLIENT:

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