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Performing an “Internal Career Audit”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Internal Career Audit

Would you like to get your career on track, with more power and momentum than ever before? Are you prepared to create the focused and productive career that you know you are capable of having — one that will give you great satisfaction and financial reward? When you think back to prior career transitions, did you also believe that you were finally going to “get it right?” Read more »

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A carpenter would never show-up at a construction site with only a hammer. A graphic artist would never interview for a design position without showing a complete portfolio. So why is it that most job seekers use only their resume as the cornerstone of their search? Read more »

Use of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Outplacement

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Outplacement

Before discussing how type is used in the field of outplacement, we should first define what the word “outplacement” means. It is: the career consulting services provided to an organization to facilitate a reduction in workforce. Corporate outplacement is actually a benefit that the employer provides to its displaced employees by contracting with an outplacement consulting organization. There is also a “retail” side of the outplacement business, in which an individual who is in need of career guidance engages the services of an outplacement organization directly. Read more »

Interviewing For Success

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Interviewing For Success

Do you freeze-up at the prospect of going on a job interview? Do your hands get sweaty; your stomach in a knot?
It’s a fact that better interviews get better job offers! Yet most candidates show-up for interviews totally unprepared! The keys to “acing” the interview include: have a strategy, practice your skills and be fully-prepared! Read more »

“Red Flags” – Warning Signs to Watch-Out For in Job Search

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Businesswoman And Businessman Working At Desk Together

In all my years of experience in the career services field, I have coached thousands of job seekers through their searches and career transitions. I have also worked as an executive recruiter, filling positions for corporate clients. I have seen the hiring process from the perspectives of both parties, and on both sides I have observed many “red flags” or warning signs during the hiring process. These are like “red lights” saying “STOP,” or at least “yellow lights” indicating that it would be wise to slow-down. Read more »

Salary Negotiation: The Rules of the Game

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Salary Negotiation: The Rules of the Game

Why is it that people have such a difficult time successfully negotiating their compensation? The reason we can’t or won’t negotiate is not because we’re incapable of doing so, but rather because we just don’t know how! Read more »

Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring Event

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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Today’s job market is the toughest since the Great Depression, and many of the challenges are here to stay. Even so, you CAN get the job you want – IF you apply fresh approaches to the search. “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring” is a powerful seminar based on Ford R. Myers’ book of the same name. Read more »

Transferable Skills Event

Monday, January 18th, 2016

transferrable skills

Perhaps you’re changing careers, or shifting roles in your company. Maybe the industry you’ve always worked in has been shrinking or is even disappearing. You may feel that there is “no hope” to break into a new field, or you may fear that you’ll need to take a big step down in order to change your career direction. By understanding and identifying your transferable (portable) skills, a new and better career can become a reality! Read more »

New Year, New Career: The Power Plan for Career Success in 2016

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Businessman jumps to The New Year 2016.

Americans make all kinds of New Year’s resolutions – to lose weight, to stop smoking, or spend more time with family and friends. However, one rarely hears anyone say, “I’m committed to improving my career situation this year.”
To encourage this sort of work-related resolution, I have developed a simple six-part “Power Plan” designed to help people make the most of their job and career in 2016. Read more »

You’re Invited: Position Yourself For Success In Your Next Job

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Position Yourself For Success In Your Next Job square

You’ve landed your new job (or soon will). Congratulations! Now you can “put your feet up” and take it easy, right? Wrong! In many ways, your work is just beginning. It’s time start thinking about your future – which starts on the first day of your new job and continues through the rest of your working life. Read more »

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