News and events – Page 6 – Career Coach MJV
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 […]
August 8, 2016

Wake Up Excited About Work! Five Secrets to Getting the Most Satisfaction from Your Career

Imagine waking up every morning eager to go to work! Unfortunately for the vast majority of workers this seems like the impossible dream. And yet, there […]