We've all heard the expression about 'being all things to all people'. It's a great expression, but very difficult to achieve, especially in the world that job seekers face today. Enough about how tough it is out there and how stiff the competition is: let's focus on what to do about one aspect of job search: marketing yourself to targets that are likely to quickly recognize that your strengths, knowledge, experience and personal style are a good fit for their organization and that you can...Read more
It works for Procter & Gamble and It May Work for You
Make It Work For You
My birthday is in November, and every year before the month ends I take stock of what the previous 12 months have brought. Although each year is different from those before and almost certainly will be different from those to come, one absolute truth is that each November I am one year older. Aging inevitably means changing, and neither our lives nor our careers escape the effects of aging.
As we age, new career dilemmas appear, especially for those in career transition. Should you stay...Read more
Accelerate Your Career
There is a natural inclination for us all to focus on our own individual situation in the face of a significant change in business models or processes. If you have ever heard the phrase “the most important word in merger is me” you know this to be true. Yes, we should be concerned about our own careers and positions when we learn of an impending merger – there is no doubt that there will be changes that will affect every employee in both firms, regardless of which one is the big dog and...Read more