Archive for 'Career Coaching'

Do You Provide Value or Extract Value?

Do You Provide Value or Extract Value?

Posted on19. Jul, 2017 by .

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Josh Fechter offered this really great Twitter sized look at his career path and the epiphany he found along the way: I quit my job. Ran out of savings. Then took a low-paying job as a copywriter. I bootstrapped down and moved into my Dad’s tiny apartment. Without much space, we slept in the same […]

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Quick Decisions vs Future Decisions

Quick Decisions vs Future Decisions

Posted on11. Jul, 2017 by .

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We all have to make decisions in our lives and in our careers. Whether we’re making personal decisions on where to take our career or whether we’re making important decisions for our company it’s important to understand the difference between quick decisions and future decisions. I was reminded of this when I saw this quote […]

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1000 No’s Leading to 1 Yes in Your Job Search

1000 No’s Leading to 1 Yes in Your Job Search

Posted on29. Jun, 2017 by .

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Having the opportunity to work with and help 100s and even thousands of people searching for jobs gives you a great perspective on the job search process. It’s amazing how different people approach the job search process and more importantly how those people react to the job search experience. Watching all of these people search […]

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Don’t Take the Small Things for Granted

Don’t Take the Small Things for Granted

Posted on15. Jun, 2017 by .

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It’s easy to get jaded in this life. Over time we quickly start taking the small joys of life for granted and can only see the challenges and problems we face. It’s a simple trap that we all fall into if we’re not careful. However, every once in a while we have experiences that remind […]

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Why Do People Quit Their Jobs

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs

Posted on08. Jun, 2017 by .

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Marcel Schwantes, Principal and Founder of Leadership from the Core, offered this great insight into why people quit their jobs: We’ve all heard this “tune” play like a broken record: People leave managers, not companies. Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, however, takes the cake. He summarized in a succinct sentence the bottom line of why your […]

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Are You Focused on Your Success or the Value You Provide?

Are You Focused on Your Success or the Value You Provide?

Posted on01. Jun, 2017 by .

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Far too many times I see employees look at their path to success in the company and focus solely on how they can make themselves successful. They want to move up the corporate ladder and so they focus on what they can do to achieve that “success” in a company. We all know the stories […]

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Hiring Smart People

Hiring Smart People

Posted on16. May, 2017 by .

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One of the biggest challenges any organization faces is hiring the right people. You’re always balancing who you can afford to hire and who is interested in working for you. It’s a challenging balance, but when it works well the results can be extraordinary. However, this quote from Steve Jobs highlights another issue that so […]

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Be Careful to Rush Judgment in the Workplace

Be Careful to Rush Judgment in the Workplace

Posted on09. May, 2017 by .

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One of the key requirements as a leader is to make judgment calls and to be decisive in your decision making. We’ve all had bosses who wouldn’t make a decision or that sat on decisions so long that the situation became worse. While being decisive in your decision making as a leader is beneficial, we […]

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Turning Down a Job Offer

Turning Down a Job Offer

Posted on02. May, 2017 by .

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I’m really into first-hand stories lately. Everyone loves a good story, but I think I’ve also been blessed to find a lot of great stories about careers lately. Today’s story is about someone (left anonymous) who was searching for a job through a recruiter and then chose not to take the job. First time in […]

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Time is a Funny Thing

Time is a Funny Thing

Posted on25. Apr, 2017 by .

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Sanjoy Kumar Malik offered up this interesting perspective on time and age that should give us all a little perspective on things. Someone became a CEO at 25, and died at 50, while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. Obama retires at 55, while Trump starts at 70. Everyone in […]

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When Your Career Is Stuck in a Bad Situation

When Your Career Is Stuck in a Bad Situation

Posted on20. Apr, 2017 by .

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Lauren McDonald offered this great story of her past experience working at a job that was a really bad situation. She talks about what she did and makes a suggestion for how you can learn from her mistakes. When I worked at a recruiting firm in NYC from 2004 to 2005, I would be feel […]

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