This weekend, I was treated to a surprise party for my 50th birthday, and I was surprised. I am feeling very grateful for the people in my life, and also very grateful for the opportunity to support you and my clients in the design and development of your professional journey. With extra coffee at my side this […]
As a member of the bold career project tribe, you have an interest in increasing your footprint in your target markets by developing relationships, connecting with potential buyers, establishing referral networks, building your reputation, and perhaps even developing an audience for your work. How are you going about it? An Attraction Marketing System Push Marketing The […]
I believe you have unique value to offer the world. There are problems for you to solve. Projects to pursue. And a specific customer / audience to serve, whether that be internal or external to your organization. And to progress in your career, you will need to seek out higher level work to hone your […]
My website is hosted on the very cool Squarespace platform and I can’t say enough about the folks behind it. Interestingly, the Squarespace folks posted what I thought was something noteworthy. It seems that they have just hired someone, a web developer / designer / blogger / twitterer, by the name of Jonathan Snook, and well, they are pretty excited about it. Apparently, this is something they have been trying to make happen for quite some time. And now, he is on board.
Think about it for a second. Shouldn’t we all aim to be this wanted and welcomed when we sell or loan our talent to someone new?
As promised, I have launched a free, 17-question online quiz for you. The focus? If you are planning some form of career transition in 2007 – job search, internal move, career change, you should be well prepared in advance of putting the wheels in motion. One of the most common career management mistakes I see […]
Are you thinking about a new job? Do you have the itch and want to make a move? Is a change in career, company or even a promotion going to be part of your New Year’s resolutions? Hold on…I have an important question for you. Before you rush into job search mode, think about this… […]
I get faced with questions about why marketing is a relevant concept in career managment. Shouldn’t the resume and the interview be about facts? A display of credentials? In an ideal world, we might only have to display our credentials and magically have a job matched for us, as the best candidate. There would be […]
Just off the phone with a Toronto client. She is in the running for a big internal promotion and in my opinion, makes an excellent candidate. However, while she can talk with passion about the organization and her teams, she has a heck of time summoning that energy to talk about and sell herself. This […]
Let’s get this out of the way first. Blogs are online journals, incredibly easy to publish, with powerful abilities to link between posts (individual entries), and between other blogs. Bloggers write and post short messages and ideas and comments. They write articles. They link to relevant posts from other sites on the web, and they […]
Heather Hamilton at Microsoft has a superb blog. Any long-time readers here and my clients will know that I am a strong advocate of the hand-written post-interview thank-you note. In my opinion, Heather has nailed the subject with her recent post:Heather’s “Marketing and Finance at Microsoft” Blog : Post-interview ‘Thank You’ notes