Here are four steps to help you gain career change momentum.
Most of us need to keep evolving, or some part of us starts to wither – emotionally, intellectually, physically and/or spiritually.
The idea of a slimmer, more toned body spurs me to try on new habits and behaviors. I: start a new exercise routine; become more resourceful in food prep; actively resist temptation, replacing unhealthy snacks with a sumptuous book or by engaging in a body-fueling, light-hearted activity. It’s not always about the food; grapple with […]
Whether you are an executive actively exploring a career transition or you passively are seeing what’s out there, the desire to jump ship likely is motivated by one thing: “finding career joy.” This may sound a bit squishy to some. You likely are well compensated and live a fairly comfortable lifestyle. It might seem that this […]
The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed. For example, […]
A tweet floated by in my Twitter stream the other day reminding careerists that “the ONLY purpose of a resume is to get you that interview!” I heartily disagree! The resume is so much more! Following are 5 functions of the resume, beyond cinching the initial interview: 1. Equips Interview Conversations. BEFORE you ever deploy […]
Feelings of angst and urgency often define job search, even for employed careerists. Whatever the reason for your desire to change positions–a bad boss, a recent acquisition or you simply hate your job–when driven by these feelings, you may lose sight of best practices for career management. In doing so, you rush ahead hoping the finish […]
Careerists seeking to invest career capital into the next opportunity and / or breakthrough role have a primary goal – communicate fit between their value proposition and the hiring decision maker’s needs. Fulfilling the requirements of the audience, however, often delves deeper than meets the eye. In fact, Chris Westfall’s recent article, “Your Pitch Isn’t Working, and […]
For those people knee-deep in daily social media chatter, it may seem that everyone else is similarly active. Perhaps even, you judge anyone who opts out of social media as out of touch or an outlier, negligently avoiding this global, career- and life-boosting forum. Conversely, you may be the social media outlier above the fray, or […]
Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. ~Seneca Most of us have been guilty of the “they’re so lucky” assertions. I hear it from careerists in regard to wishes for better opportunities and wistful envy of a colleague’s or friend’s advancements while they are left in what feels like the dust of opportunity and […]