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Don’t Take a Holiday from Your Job Search

jobsearchThere’s been much written and said about why it is critical to keep charging forward with your job search through the holidays. But I’d like to break it down a bit here with five reasons why you will stand out amongst your competition during the holidaysand into the new year.

1) Your competition is taking the easy way out and relaxing during the holidays, enjoying the parties, eggnog, mistletoe etc. By the time their fog clears, you’ll be the one getting the offers they could have had a shot at.

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Nov 24, 2014

Don’t Sell Yourself, Allow Yourself To Be Bought!

buymeI am always running across people who have been told “Make sure you sell yourself!”, whether it be on interviews, in networking groups, or simply in any conversation that includes the question “What do you do?”.  They sure are getting bad advice!

Instead of selling yourself, which can lead to your listener getting glassy-eyed and daydreaming about what they’re having for dinner, the score of the baseball game, or anything else they’d rather be doing, focus only on those skills, abilities, experience and knowledge that will have a direct impact on making their situation better.  Allow your listener to buy what you are offering.

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Nov 24, 2014

Be Proactive, Not Reactive

compass-mapThe vast majority of job seekers waste too much time trying to fit their backgrounds into the descriptions they see online. In fact, most positions on corporate websites have already been filled by the time you read them, but they need to be uploaded to satisfy federal guidelines and corporate policy. Of course, this means that competition is extraordinarily fierce for the few positions that are actually available to the expanses of the internet.

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Why do I need a Coach?

Time for CoachingNaturally I am biased, as I do want you to give strong consideration to partnering with me for some straight-forward, actionable and highly effective coaching.  But let me share a few stats that back up why successful executives choose to engage a coach.

This first statistic really stands out….63% of all professionals currently working say that they are dissatisfied with their jobs.

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