Creative Thinking For Career Planning

– Posted in: career management, philosophy

Creative thinking is not just for artists or entrepreneurs or strategists, but for any and all careers. Given the volatile market, rapid technological change (like automation replacing 45% of jobs over the next 20 years!), and the fact that the future is always uncertain, you need to think creatively about managing your career. Being effective [...]

Job Search Checklist: What Factors Employers Use In Hiring Decisions

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

When I blogged previously about the importance of thank you notes (including five real job seekers whose thank you notes hurt or helped them get a job), I meant to showcase an often-overlooked by powerful job search step. This isn’t to say, however, that for any of the job seekers I showcased the thank you [...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation, Uncategorized

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% of resolutions fall by the wayside [...]

Job Opening: Director, Learning & Development – Pre-IPO E-commerce Firm, New York, NY

– Posted in: job posting

The Director of Learning & Development will create and implement a Learning Management System (LMS) for our corporate and national fulfillment center teams. This includes identifying, designing and managing targeted talent development strategies, tools and processes that measurably enhance the capability of team members to meet the current and future business needs. The Director of [...]

Job Opening: Senior Director, Talent (Recruiting) – Pre-IPO E-commerce Firm, New York, NY

– Posted in: job posting

The Senior Director of Talent is a highly visible role, leading our growing team of talented recruiters (currently five direct reports and a total team of 40). The Senior Director of Talent will own the talent acquisition process, including responsibility for employer branding, candidate experience, interviewer training, diversity hiring, hiring metrics and technical sourcing strategies. [...]

Work Not Working For You? Increase Your Productivity By Asking For What You Need

– Posted in: career management, time management

In a recent Forbes post, I write for the manager’s benefit on how to motivate when morale is low. I mention three specific needs that individuals have –motivation, information, or skills training -- that can make a team more productive. Do you know what you need for maximum productivity? The answer changes over time, and [...]

Favorite Books From 2016

– Posted in: book review

If you’re looking to 2017 and need ideas for new year’s resolutions, I post ten career-related resolutions in my Forbes column. One of these encourages more reading. I read 36 books in 2016. Some were books I already read but wanted to review – they’re that good. I read only three fiction books, and I [...]

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Your Personal Branding Questions Answered – Blog Talk Radio

– Posted in: Blog Talk Radio Show, career coaching, marketing yourself

Career marketing/ personal branding is the theme of the latest episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching radio show on Blog Talk Radio. I answer questions from a recent workshop with mid- to senior-level executives organized by Eruditus and Columbia Business School: If you are looking to return to the previous company, are there any specific [...]