The Odds Are Against You – Change Them!

If you’re networking with well-connected professionals, chances are they hear “Can I pick your brain?” a lot. Personally, that phrase makes me cringe, even though I’m a firm believer in networking. Aside from it being obviously one-sided, it just sounds unpleasant (pick my brain?). So, even though I’m inclined to help, not everyone will be …

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Why I Hired the Non-Traditional Candidate

As a career switcher, you face more hurdles in your job search than a candidate who has a “traditional” background (e.g., relevant industry and functional work experience). In many cases, the “traditional” applicant: Understands the industry “lingo” and acronyms Knows the key players and how to partner with them Recognizes what they’re signing up for Can navigate …

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10 Career Myths to Get OVER!

Career management continues to change at warp speed. Whether or not you’re contemplating a job search, if you’re a working professional, tending to your career needs to be an ongoing process. Don’t get left behind the curve.  Here are 10 common myths about career management that can hinder your success: 1) My company will manage …

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4 Steps to Your Brand

A professional brand is critical to your career, whether or not you are currently in a job search.  Your brand is essentially what you are “known for” as it relates to your career. It’s the value you bring to help people or companies to be successful. STEP 1. Define Your Professional Passion Your professional passion …

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