career management

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 [...]

Unhappy With Your Salary Increase? Ten Actions To Take If Your Company Pays Out No Or Low Raises

– Posted in: career management, Salary tip

At a workshop for experienced professionals, one attendee lamented that performance didn’t matter since his company does not give a salary increase except at promotions, and promotions were granted mostly based on tenure. Why work so hard then? Would the better move be to do the minimum? Should he just leave for another company? Here [...]

How To Build A Successful Career In A Future Without Jobs

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Whether you blame robots, artificial intelligence, or automation more broadly, the proactive professional needs to plan for a successful career in a future without jobs. It is not enough to know how to navigate a company hierarchy because that company may completely restructure. It is not enough to understand how to find another job because [...]

Free Money Management Video Interviews – And More Ideas For Learning And Development

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In our Upcoming Events, I posted about a terrific, FREE learning and development resource: The Claim Your Financial Power 21-day money management video summit, organized by my friend and coaching colleague Kelly Gushue. She pulled together some top-rate coaches and advisers for her event — I talked about money and career issues, but she also [...]