There are many necessary elements to a well-managed career. I am continuously struck by the importance of clarity and preciseness when it comes to being on the job market, promoting yourself, and navigating the changes and potential opportunities that arise. Clarity is vital in order to understand your strengths, interests and where you fit best. […]
You… “I add value.” “I have great interpersonal and communication skills.” “I am organized and hard working.” Hiring person… “Yawn.” That’s what the person sitting across the table from you in the interview is doing. And if someone is reading your resume or LinkedIn profile, their eyes probably skipped right over these all too common […]
My son recently began Suzuki Cello. Here are some words of wisdom from Mr. Suzuki on the development of ability: “Ability is one thing we have to produce (or work for) ourselves. That means to repeat and repeat an action until it becomes a part of ourselves. It is easy to say, but to have […]
Car servicing taking a lot longer than I had budgeted. Feeling grateful right now, in no particular order, for wireless, my iPod, Starbucks, and my Moleskine journal. Struck up a conversation with a fellow customer over my Powerbook. (Apple…I think I just made a sale for you!) Neat guy. A young, accomplished immigrant with finance […]
Have you ever been participated in a 360 Degree Evaluation? As a reviewer, or the recipient? If the thought causes fear in you, you might want to read an article I just wrote for Monster.com on how to survive and benefit from a 360 degree evaluation.