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Transitioning to a New Career with Limited Experience

Transitioning to a New Career    Transitioning to a new career can be challenging.  Your approach impacts your success and level of frustration.  Increased competition for positions has become more of a norm due to the continued state of the economy and the employment situation.  Individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or those simply looking for […]

Being a Brand Ambassador Can Help You in Your Job Search

Savvy brand ambassadors have the advantage over other job seekers because they understand their organizations and can speak to their value within any setting whether it’s professional or personal. This ability to articulate messaging within various contexts makes brand ambassadors valuable and highly sought after resources. Consider the middle manager seeking a new position. If […]

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Understand Your Skills

Skills are the Foundation for Career Transitions   Successful career transitions are impacted by how well you understand your skills.  By definition skills are competencies which are transferable to several work settings. Richard Nelson Bolles does an excellent job in “What Color is Your Parachute” of providing a comprehensive framework for evaluating your skills.  By […]

Understanding Your Work Style Preferences

Your Work Style Preferences Understanding your personality type and your work style preferences can help you as you develop career and performance management plans. Personality refers to one’s patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Various tools are available to help identify your personality type and work style preferences. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II), the Myers-Briggs […]

Understanding Your Passion

Passion is Key to Performance and Happiness   So how do you begin to understand your passion?  Start with answering a few questions.  What lights your fire? What do you or would you do for free if possible? Few people really flourish in environments that prevent them from being passionate about their work. Many people […]

Your Values and Career Plans

Values and Career Plans   To develop a realistic career plan you should understand what you value and what you want from your career. As you begin to develop your plan you need to understand what motivates you and determine how you will define success. Your motivations, values, and passion provide a foundation for your […]

Brand Ambassadors are a Win-Win

Brand Ambassadors:  Good for Individuals and Organizations   Traditionally brand ambassadors were thought to be sales or marketing representatives. With the ever increasing attention on branding, organizations are discovering the value of recognizing that everyone in the organization is a brand ambassador to different degrees. When you consider that a brand ambassador in its simplest […]

Personal Branding for Your Career Life Cycle

Personal Branding Can Significantly Impact Your Career   Understanding Your Career Life Cycle Many have never given considerable thought to proactively managing their personal brand or their career life cycle.  This is surprising, given that understanding both can significantly impact your career and your earnings.  When you understand personal branding basics and your career life […]

Hiring Veterans for Tech Jobs

Hiring Veterans   Unemployment numbers are down, but there are 220,000 military veterans who are still looking for work. Though these vets are having a tough time finding jobs, they’re actually well equipped to work in the tech sector — many vets are skilled in computer security, SQL and troubleshooting, which are good reasons for […]

Goal Setting for Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership Can Use Goal Setting for Organizational Results and  Career Progression    While many very successful executives never formally put their goals in writing they do decide what their goals are and determine how they’ll go about achieving them. Goal setting for executive leadership may be common practice in many organizations.  For those in […]

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