September 8, 2016

Smart Career Investments

Regardless of whether you are building a career or a business, investing in yourself pays huge dividends.   I regularly encounter professionals who are reluctant to […]
September 8, 2016

Negotiating Salary Now Adds Up Later

According to a study of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University men are eight times more likely to negotiate compensation than women. Failing to negotiate as […]
September 8, 2016

LinkedIn is the new Rolodex

Today, the quality and breadth of your professional connections impact your viability as a job candidate. It is no longer enough to be found on LinkedIn. […]
September 8, 2016

It’s Not About How Smart You Are . . .

It is how you are smart that really matters, at least according to Howard Gardner, professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard School of Education. […]
September 8, 2016

Interview Tips For New Graduates ( And Everyone Else)

Be camera-ready! Video interviews are increasingly common and you need to be your best regardless of where the interview takes place. Download Skype or other video […]
September 8, 2016

Has Your Career Gone to the Dogs?

Here are five signs that it is time to retake control of your career: You are paid below market rate; Someone else gets the great assignments; […]
September 8, 2016

Face to Face with the Next Step

There is a cartoon that I have carried around for years. In it a furry creature is standing on the second of three steps.  Because he […]
September 8, 2016

Don’t Take that Job!

Every day I work with candidates as they seek out, interview for and finally accept a job offer. Sometimes they take the wrong offer because it […]
September 8, 2016

Dealing With Mistakes From Your Past

Though the economy is looking up, people with a less-than-pristine employment history continue to face high unemployment. If you are among the job seekers who have […]
September 8, 2016

Crucial Networking Conversations

One of the biggest challenges my clients face when looking for a job is setting the stage for a successful networking conversation. Not networking or doing […]
August 8, 2016

Your Performance Review: Sabotage or Springboard

Not long ago a woman contacted me the day after she had the worst performance appraisal of her career. Feeling blindsided by unwarranted criticism and unrecognized […]
August 8, 2016

Write a Savvy Seasonal Networking Letter

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years offers any number of planned and spontaneous opportunities for connecting with people in your network.  No other time of […]