Career Change? Four Mistakes To Avoid When You Tell Your Story To Employers And Recruiters

– Posted in: career change

If you’re attempting a career change -- from one industry to another, from one functional role to another, from a sabbatical or family leave to getting back to work – you will be telling employers, recruiters, and others in your network your STORY. You are often asked for a general story: Tell me about yourself. [...]

Changing Careers Is Different From Just Changing Jobs: 10 Marketing Tips For Career Changers

– Posted in: career change, marketing yourself

I created a series of Tweets based on my latest book, Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career (2015, Forbes Media), and the finished list of Tweets serve as good reminders of how to navigate a career change. Here are 10 relating to how to effectively market yourself to prospective employers: Identifying your [...]

Lessons From A Type-A Career Changer: From Management Consulting To Journalism

– Posted in: career change, marketing yourself, networking

How do you leave a well-paying, stable job for a brand new career? Archith Seshadri did just that when he left a management consultant career to pursue journalism. He has since worked on-air, in print and digitally for CBS, ABC, FOX and currently CNN. I hear from many management consultants and other professionals in highly [...]

4 Ways To Use Social Media For Your Career Success

– Posted in: career coaching, marketing yourself, networking

In a Forbes Leadership post, I wrote about key digital trends from Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, and the implications of digital tools and social media for your career success: Here are 4 more ways to use social media for your career success: What you post is a [...]

Get Picked For Leadership: Strategies To Get Noticed For The Next Big Promotion

– Posted in: career management, marketing yourself

In my latest Forbes Leadership post I shared insights from 3 executives on how to get promoted into the executive ranks: cenizalevine/2014/10/11/how-leaders-pick-leaders-3-executives-reveal-how-promotions-are-decided/   The strategies seem so straight-forward – collaborate; stay front of mind; develop a differentiating “edge.” But how do you do that exactly? Here are specific steps to take: Use your [...]

The Future of Leadership Coaching – Forbes

– Posted in: career management

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for I was excited and humbled to attend the April 30-May 2, 2014 NY gathering organized by the Institute of Coaching, a professional organization dedicated to research, education and support of executive and leadership coaching. The small, invite-only conference featured thought leaders from various [...]

The Job Interview Skill Most Overlook But Everyone, Even The Happily Employed, Needs – Forbes

– Posted in: career coaching

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for When you’re happily employed, you probably don’t give much thought to job interviews. If you are career savvy, you nurture your network, maintain your thought leadership brand, and keep your skills updated. But actual job interview training can wait until you need it. [...]