11 posts tagged with "career management"

"Solutions Networking"

Posted:November 11, 2014 | Tags: networking, Personal branding, job search, career management

For the past several years, my executive coaching clients and participants in personal branding webinars have heard me talk about the idea of “Solutions Networking.”

Solutions Networking is the idea that when you’re networking (that is, gathering advice, information, and referrals), that you do so around the goal that you’re networking to learn about organizations that are suffering the problem at which you’re an expert in solving.

What’s the foundation of this idea? You have to be clear...

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Parents: How Do You Prepare Your Student For a Job That Doesn't Yet Exist?

Posted:November 21, 2014 | Tags: Sustainable Employability, Social Intelligence, Adaptability, Innovation, Personal Brand, Career Management

Parents: How Do You Prepare Your Student For A Job That Doesn’t Yet Exist?

It’s a scary prospect that after spending possibly 6-figures to send your student to college, that they’ll be part of an age-group that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics is experiencing 10.5% unemployment (20 to 24 y/olds). Or, if they are employed, according to the Economic Policy Institute, they might be woefully UNDER-employed (16.8%).

Combine that with the fact that many of the jobs at which they’ll...

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TIPS If You’re Posting on LinkedIn

Posted:March 19, 2015 | Tags: Personal Branding, Career Management

TIPS If You’re Posting on LinkedIn

If you are ready to contribute your professional insights it is time to try writing POSTS on LinkedIn. It is important to keep your writing focused around your personal brand.

Write about challenges you've faced, opportunities you've seized, or important trends in your industry. What’s your “wheel house” and how can you demonstrate expertise in it?

Because posting on LinkedIn is an opportunity to share a bit of who you are, commit to being genuine. In...

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12-Month Career Management Checklist

Posted:December 1, 2014 | Tags: Sustainable Employability, Career Checklist, Personal Brand, Career Management

12-Month Career Management Checklist:
If you're not actively managing your own career, no one else is doing it for you.

'Tis the season to be reflecting on your career -- whether because your annual performance review is due, or that you've landed a new role, or want to set some meaningful resolutions for 2015. This is a checklist I developed for clients landing new roles, but adapted for general career management use. (NOTE: Check out my profile page under SUMMARY for a free download of...

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A Career Management Diagnostic

Posted:July 19, 2015 | Tags: Diagnostic, Personal Branding, Career Management

When considering any next step in your career, it's critical to answer these 3 questions:

What do I want to do? Not, what can I do? That’s not the same question.
How will my personal priorities impact my next step? Examples: financial requirements or geography.
Who needs what I have? The profile of the organization and the ultimate decision maker for whom the issue around which I’m a thought-leader is causing insomnia?
It doesn't matter the next step. This career management diagnostic will...

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