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Take Ownership of Your Career

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

Everyone’s career comes in different shapes and patters according to their own work life goals. Variables come in to play at different stages. How would you categorize your career today and as you look into the near future? Are you actively looking for a job without a current job? Are you keeping an eye open to new consulting opportunities? To …

How to Hunt in the Pack

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services

A colleague of mine, Susan Whitcomb, raised an excellent question on Linked In about job search and it inspired me to think about a team approach in this area. During the most difficult period of search in at least the last 10 years I responded to her post and question with some ideas of my own and that have worked for my clients. Here is a primer of that discussion and some ideas for you if you want to hunt or use some the tactics of the pack or a team approach.

Your Social Media Editorial Strategy

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services 9 Comments

I would argue that those two are now blending and will continue to blend. By creating a more powerful purpose in your “social media’ regardless of platform you will be able to anticipate and be prepared for the future. The future to me looks like a blend. To be ready for that blend create a content and relevant editorial strategy to help define your future brand.

Are Recruiters Demanding Too Much Information in the Hiring Process?

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I asked one client about his recent experience during an all day executive assessment.
He said: “Are they allowed to pull my DNA too? I cannot believe how much I had to reveal and submit for them to even consider me. When did this happen?”
If you haven’t been interviewing or are not ready to handle these requests the message is clear. Companies want more information from you and they are trying to get it whether you like it or not.
Has this happened to you? What have you done to respond? How will you respond in the future?

De-Clutter Your Work Life

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services 9 Comments

What are some of the toughest things any executive or serious careerist battles in career transition? To find some answers I reached out to Jeff Davidson of Jeff Davidson who is “The Work-Life Balance Expert and has written 56 mainstream books. I wanted to talk to Jeff. His partial creds? He’s considered a key authority on time management, making nearly 800 presentations since 1985 to clients such as IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank. He has authored 60 books including “Breathing Space,” and the recent Amazon highly rated “Simpler Living.”

One Shot One Win

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services 12 Comments

In the last several weeks clients have presented some problems they were facing in their careers. People often ask me what we do. I probably could give them better answers over the years but what we like to do is help them solve career problems. Who is a good client for us? I feel that someone who knows they have a problem, acknowledges that they cannot figure out a solution on their own and wants to partner with us to find a solution.

Online Reputation – Early 2011 Trends

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A new group of tools will start to emerge so that you can find out about your reputation online. Most people do not know how to evaluate their online reputation today. It’s harder to stand out now online since everyone seems to be on the web. But the key to standing out needs to be quality, diversity and understanding some of the new trends in online reputation management.