Get Ready to Job Search in 5 Steps   For anyone getting started with the job search process, getting started might be the hardest part. Learn 5 steps you can start today that will help get you energized and prepared for a productive and successful job search.   Find Motivation  We all learn...

Secrets to Researching Your Next Career Move  You all know that great research is a critical step in your job search process. Duh, right? So, why do career coaches, like me, continue to talk about it? It is because we are continuously surprised at the lack of...

Add Cold Calling Techniques to Land Your Career Move Making cold calls on companies can give job seekers the chills! As a hiring manager and job search professional for over 30 years, I have yet to meet one job seeker who is comfortable making cold calls for jobs, sending e-mails to a perfect stranger, or corresponding with...

Turn Habits into Genius Habits Using 5 Principles  The beginning of a new business cycle is a time of re-thinking old behaviors and acting on new ones. You may have recently had an end-of-year review or perhaps your organization is moving toward more frequent performance check-ins. Either way, work performance and career direction is probably top of mind. It may be...

Can you imagine a world where companies devote as much energy and resources to the job candidate experience as they do to the customer experience? Nice dream, eh?  Unfortunately, reality is not so pleasant; it’s actually trending in the opposite direction. According to a recent Manpower Group Solutions survey, 58 percent of job seekers say that...

Employee Communication and the Bottom Line  Motivating employees is a real art. But it’s easier said than done. Employee communication and engagement are techniques that are cultivated over the lifetime of a career, and one strategy that I’ve found works almost universally is to show staff how their work affects the company’s bottom line. ...

Three Steps to Better Manage Personal Finances and Boost Career Satisfaction   Did you know that financial literacy directly correlates to your personal and professional success?   The bad news is that poor financial literacy in corporate America is negatively impacting most employees’ professional achievement. For example, many people start their first jobs without an understanding of a credit score, managing a budget, or contributing...