“Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get … [Read More...]
“How can I find the time to promote my work and accomplishments when I’m so busy just getting things done?” That’s a common question among my clients.
I get the dilemma. I find that the more clients I have, the less time I have to market my services. If I don’t market, eventually my … [Read More...]
When we first start out in our careers, we welcome busy. We stay late to prove we have what it takes to earn credibility. There’s no issue with “face time.” In fact, we want to be seen.
Then slowly things change. We begin to manage other people, and we have family obligations that … [Read More...]
“My pride won’t let me ask.”
Elizabeth kept repeating that statement every time someone tried to encourage her to ask to be on the building project. She couldn’t bring herself to do it. If they couldn’t see what she had to offer, she wasn’t going to ask them to let her join. From … [Read More...]
While I’m not a movie goer, I always enjoy watching the Oscars with my daughter. When Patricia Arquette championed equal pay and equal rights for women during her acceptance speech, I was cheering right along with Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
Though I would say, the most deeply moving … [Read More...]
The NY Times article, Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, on doing “Office Housework” struck a strong cord with what I see in many of my clients. Office Housework involves volunteering (or being volunteered) for mentoring, training, party planning, organizing … [Read More...]
Opportunity doesn’t come from hard work, going to the right school or having the right resume. Opportunity comes from other people.
You might have the education or skills that make you qualified for a great job or equipped to help a client, but the only way to truly access that opportunity is … [Read More...]
Regular readers of my articles know that I frequently offer steps and ideas to help people build and create fulfilling careers. While these insights are key, simply trying to implement them won’t blow you career wide open.
One of my clients who is following the steps and advice I’ve given … [Read More...]
Does this scenario sound familiar? You landed the interview for what you think might be your next big position. This could even be your dream job. They must have liked your resume, although you wrote it so long ago, you don’t even remember what all those bullet points say. Then, you remember how … [Read More...]
When most people think about writing their resume, their biggest concern is the format. While you do want to format your resume in a way that best highlights your experience, the most important part is the content.
Most people write their resumes, and bios for that matter, to get the job they … [Read More...]