How To Find A Lost Reference – and Other Tips for Managing Your Professional References

– Posted in: career management, troubleshooting

Ernie asks: I strongly agree that references are of utmost importance in hiring a new person. I have hired a few dozen and was always glad that I contacted the many references I got from prospective candidates. My challenge though is that at 68 years of age, references are essentially gone due to old-age and [...]

Job Search Turnaround: A Real-Life Client Success Story

– Posted in: interviewing, Success Stories, troubleshooting

An attendee at a recent workshop sent this update about her job search turnaround:  I wanted to thank you for sharing your insights on "Ace the Interview" webinar through Columbia's Center for Career Education a few weeks ago. I used your insights immediately after that webinar, during a phone interview with a market research consulting [...]

Get A Fresh Career Start: 5 Things To Do Differently THIS Year – Blog Exclusive

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills, time management, troubleshooting

THANK YOU to the subscribers who responded to our January survey on your career status and interests. (If you didn’t see the survey, don’t worry – we selected a random sample to respond.) Of the respondents, nearly half of you expect to be in a new job by year-end. Top 3 areas you want to [...]

Speed Up a Slow Job Interview Process – Life Reimagined For Work

– Posted in: career coaching, interviewing, troubleshooting

In my latest job search advice post for Life Reimagined For Work, I cover that annoying part of the search, when after you've been interviewing and everything seems to be going so well, things just grind to a halt. How do you get things moving again during a slow job interview process? The longer interviewing [...]

Conference Call Survival Tips

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, marketing yourself, motivation, networking, time management, troubleshooting

When I worked for Merrill Lynch, I typically had 3 - 5 conference calls per week and while staying engaged was important, it was a struggle because some were very unorganized and outright boring. Here are some tips to staying engaged because someone might just call your name out and you might just be completely [...]