I haven’t done this before, but I may start sharing client successes… Just heard from one of my clients yesterday. She has just landed her dream job – one created specifically for her as a result of her networking efforts, and supported by our coaching work together. A great example of the power of networking. […]
I had fun the week of May 31st leading an online discussion for the Vancouver Company of Friends cell. The topic was employee / employer engagement. To follow the discussion, go here.
This is the 4th article in the 6 Strategies for Job Search series (look for the Job Search category in the right column to see the first 3 articles/posts). The 4th strategy is to Sell Yourself / Talk Your Way In. The classic “get your foot in the door.” In some ways, this is the […]
On my mind and the minds of a lot of my clients recently is marketing. Whether you run a small business, are self-employed, work for someone else or are on the job hunt, MARKETING IS KEY. I have been personally experiencing the benefits of marketing recently, some of which I describe below. Ultimately, your ability […]
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance,or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.– Orison Swett Marden …I absolutely agree, with the following modification – we create our own luck. What is luck? Labor Under Correct Knowledge.
I had a nice email last week from Stephen Harris. He hosts two worthwhile sites that you might find interesting. The first is Zero-to-Network, a well conceived site focused on the art of networking. The second is Job-Stuff focused on career transition.
Ah, the joy of breakfast in bed. My lovely wife and kids surprised me this AM (it is my birthday tomorrow). A day to count my blessings and be grateful.
There is a growing and disturbing trend among US and Canadian companies to implement a policy of work confirmation-only references. In other words, their policy is to confirm employment, and that’s all. This is a major career management hurdle for all of us. We all deserve references for work well done. They are, in effect, […]
I had the wonderful experience and pleasure of being the guest on CBC Radio One on tuesday for a phone-in edition of Mark Forsythe’s BC Almanac. The subject was “quitting your job and getting a new one.” I have to admit it took me 2 minutes to get my radio voice, but it was fun.
“What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.”– Thaddeus Golas “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”– Francis Bacon “”The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”– Arnold Palmer “If you doubt you can accomplish something, […]