Evaluating a Job Offer – Know Your Personal Bottom Lines

Beyond Salary & Benefits   The long awaited job offer has come – and now you have to decide – to take it, or, keep looking. It can be difficult to turn down any offer while job searching, especially if you have family and/or financial pressure. However, I want to encourage you to learn how to evaluate every offer (link to related post) according to your highest needs and desires in your career, and personal life (we know how they inevitably intertwine!) The how & why you might turn down a job offer, even when you really need one can be a Read More

Teaching to Establish Your Expertise – Trainer Tips

Training Tips for Non-Teacher Types Congrats!  You’ve been recognized as an expert in your line of work, and asked to give a training, presentation, or teach the new hires all your best practices.  Or you’ve decided to build your digital work portfolio (and/or income streams) by creating and offering an online course. Awesome!  These are all great opportunities to expand your career skills and reputation! But, perhaps the idea of teaching bores or confuses you, or, you just don’t know how to teach others in a way that won’t bore or confuse THEM. Never fear! As someone with a corporate trainer background that Read More

Should You Include Temporary Positions on a Resume?

  A very common question indeed! Many of us have worked a temporary, seasonal or holiday, contract, or other short term job (or two – or ten) in our work history.  What’s the best strategy for listing (or not including them) on a resume, though?     Here’s why you might want to put a short term job on your resume: They fill job gaps to keep employers from wondering what you were doing in that void if you leave them off, especially if it’s been awhile since your last long term job Hopefully they may even show you have Read More

A Challenge to Corporate America

  You may be surprised to hear that a Cirque du Soleil performance had aspects that inspired this article, so much so that I found myself makes notes on my phone in the middle of the performance! Originally, I had a rough outline for a post to talk about the changing corporate and workplace landscape, and thinking about Father’s Day and how our dads, and other providers  (maybe that’s YOU!) are and have been affected by these changes, by the weight of job and family obligations, as well as the drive to succeed, make a contribution, and follow our own Read More

Interview Practice for Competitive Advantage

An interview coaching client hired me after having not interviewed for 25+ years. He now finds himself having to switch jobs. He’s a wonderful structural design engineer, who said after session #2, “This is helping so much, I really can tell this practice and your input is helping me. I already feel much more confident & comfortable answering the questions.” I guess so because he bought another 3 hour package. During the feedback about one of those tricky questions like, “Tell me about a time a co-worker or client got angry with you & how you handled it“, he said, Read More