Tag: career

Got Redemption?

Somewhere in Oprahtown

Not got milk, redemption. The substance is different but the concept’s the same. Somewhere in Oprahtown (Photo credit: QUOI Media) Do you have what you you need in your life to grow? Unless you’re oblivious, a narcissist, or the uncommonly lucky, everyone has career regrets. There are jobs not offered,  “just” promotions denied, and layoffs that […]

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The Job Hunt: Offer in the Hand Better than the Offer in the Bush?

A Bird in the Hand

After a few months of patient networking as I’d coached him had not produced the new job my client sought, frantic had begun to set in. He could see that his current job was one or two more bad quarters away from a likely company shut down. While he might have some time, he didn’t […]

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One Simple Key to Success? Show Up – Here’s How

Woody Allen in concert in New York City.

There are the hard things to do to be successful in careers and business, and then there are the easy ones that get you along the way as well. This post is about on the easy ones. But first an intro story. My week last week was probably like yours; lost of stuff to do, […]

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What’s Your Handle?

A picture of a door handle.

People pursuing career transition or simply a new job search need crisp, succinct ways of communicating what they’re looking for, and the skills, experiences and background that serve as their foundation. I call it a “handle.” Something that gives somebody something to grab on to, or something that gives some stickiness – think of two […]

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7 (More) Secrets Headhunters Usually Don’t Tell You

Top Secret!

Like thousands of others, you probably have already read “Ten Secrets Headhunters (Usually) Don’t Tell You” ( here ) which covered the in and outs of working with headhunters. (Readers can go also through the full basics of job-hunting by reading the “Choose Me, Hire Me” series which starts here .) But while headhunters can be helpful […]

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