Category Archives: career

Know Your Strength and Focus

You can do anything but not everything #MondayMotivation #Focus

Do anything Not Everything

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Don’t forget to work for yourself this holiday season

Looking for a JobWe have made it through Thanksgiving and are only a few weeks out from another holiday season. My thoughts are permeated by holiday preparation but I can not let my career goals fall by the weigh side. Don’t decide that you will start again in the new year.

These “7 LinkedIn Job Hunting Tactic that Work” are a fairly easy lift. Use your online time for good, not evil (or at least for frivolity all of the time) and do something for yourself this holiday season.

Own Your Power During the Hiring Process

Looking for a JobIn the process of preparing and submitting resumes, practicing interview questions, and thinking about what to wear to an interview it is very easy to lose sight of the fact that you have power in the process.

Remember that you are selling quality products (your skills, experience, and abilities) and can determine how you want to be treated during the interview and hiring process. Employers are looking for fit and working to identify red flags and inconsistencies in your stories. Make sure you are doing your due diligence as well.

Processes that are unorganized and at times disrespectful tell you something about the organization or at least the person you are interviewing with. Know when it is time to walk away and put your energy elsewhere.

In this Forbes article, I like that Liz encourages Norah to take control of the situation and reclaim her ability to decide what the next steps should be.

 

Don’t Lie on Your Resume, Duh!

LyingI continue to be gobsmacked that people need to be reminded not to lie on their resumes.

I could go through each of the ten lies mentioned in the article but it all seems so obvious that I will simply say “Do not lie on your resume”. If damaging your reputation and demonstrating a lack of integrity are not valid enough reasons, try this: you will get caught!

We live in an age where everything is “Googleable”. In many ways, we are all public people and have an online profile that we hopefully control. Information about where you went to school, where you worked, and for how long is so easy to obtain it is unreal.

My advice, use your time to build important skills and experience instead of crafting elaborate lies.