career management

How Safe Is Your Job? A Job Security Checklist To Test How Valuable You Are To Your Company

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I get a lot of questions about job security, as more anxiety stems from economic disruption due to trade wars or technology disruption due to AI (artificial intelligence) and other innovations. In my latest Forbes post, I tackle the AI question and share five strategies to thrive in the AI workplace. But whether it’s AI, [...]

How Strong Are Your Communication Skills? A Five-Step Plan to Improve This Career Deal-Breaker

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I posted a three-part series in my Forbes column on communication skills in the job interview. The first entry is on non-verbal communication pet peeves in job interviews and was inspired by a question from a workshop attendee (this is why I’m always encouraging my readers to send questions – I do cover them in [...]

Recovering From A Career Setback

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Because my work takes me from company to company and person to person, I get to see both the ups (career win!) and the downs (career setback). I have also seen committed and talented professionals turn setbacks into wins. Spring often ushers in performance review season, and I posted in Forbes about preparing for a [...]

Is That Exciting Offer A Bad Career Move? — Five Warning Signs Of A New Job You Should Not Ignore

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In the excitement of getting an offer, many smart, talented professionals ignore warning signs that a bad career move may be up ahead. A smart, talented professional (in HR no less) made a job switch that she regrets, having overlooked five bright red flags that were made apparent during the hiring process. This new job [...]

Executive Presence Checklist: Ten Factors That Recruiters Assess

– Posted in: career management, marketing yourself

At a workshop I led on interviewing for executives, one participant asked about what “executive presence” actually means. Is there a checklist of factors that recruiters use to evaluate this? Do you need to be particularly clever, witty or humorous in your communication? What can a job seeker do to ensure they are seen as [...]