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Go Rogue!

Go Rogue!

Every book, article, podcast, etc. I read or listen to says that networking is the best way for job search success. Yet most people spend a vast majority of their time searching and responding to online postings. It is time to break with “but everybody does it” and go rogue.

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The Three Networks You Need

The Three Networks You Need

We all know how important networks are in all the different parts of our lives: medical and health, financial and legal, and especially in work and career. What many don’t know is that to be successful you need not one but three networks: operational, developmental, and strategic.

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Three Key Elements of a Successful Job Search

Three Key Elements of a Successful Job Search

You were educated in your profession, mentored to proficiency and excelled in all that you did. But it’s a whole new world now, no one taught you how to be unemployed. You feel unprepared, so you do what feels natural. You succumb to the allure of the hundreds of jobs posted on the internet. Unfortunately, you don’t get feedback on your efforts, so you never really know what to change to be more effective.

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Difficult Interview Situations #3

Difficult Interview Situations #3

There are a number of situations that come up during job interviews that require a bit of finesse to navigate. Especially given the power dynamics of job interviews. You may feel awkward trying to address these situations with the interviewer, however, not addressing your concern can lead to making misinformed decisions.

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9 Ways to Nurture Your Network

9 Ways to Nurture Your Network

You probably have a drawer full of business cards, hundreds of LinkedIn connections and email addresses. Anyone of those contacts could hold the key to your next opportunity. But you don’t know which one. This means you need to find ways to stay in contact with as many as possible. Here are nine ways to keep in touch with people you know and make yourself memorable.

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The Impact of a Positive Attitude

The Impact of a Positive Attitude

Most individuals involved in a job search are not sales professionals, which is why the process is usually “uncomfortable.” A job search requires you to “sell” your experience and skills to a future employer.

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It is a matter of perspective.

It is a matter of perspective.

When one is faced with a challenging situation the outcome is greatly influenced by the perspective in which that obstacle is viewed.

Especially when one’s world is turned upside down by job loss, the perspective which one views the loss can determine the outcome.

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7 Habits of Successful Job Seekers

7 Habits of Successful Job Seekers

For over 25 years one of the most respected business texts has be The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.  I wondered if these same principles could be applied to job search.  So I took Dr. Covey’s list and applied them to the modern job search process. Be...

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Leadership in Business Demands Love

Leadership in Business Demands Love

2020 Superbowl Champions, Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid loves his players and his community and it came through loud and clear for the world to see. Andy is one of the winningest coaches in NFL history with over 200 victories.  In fact, the newspaper...

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Learn to Understand Interview-speak

Learn to Understand Interview-speak

During your job search process, it’s important that you verify what you are saying and also confirm your understanding of what is being said to you. This is especially important in the interview process. Below are some common phrases that may be misunderstood.

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