Archive for the ‘Worklife Mission’ Category

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January 31, 2011 by

Bringing on a Board of Directors

Many of these concepts can be started during any career upheaval. It would be nice if these ideas were all supported by your current company. But most of the time they are not. If they are great. If not then it is up to you to put together your critical team members. In other words, do not rely on your current company or organization to do this for you. You do it.

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January 26, 2011 by

Firestarter – Asking Tough Questions Matter

How can asking tough questions in your field and work life benefit you? Who in your life has asked you the toughest questions? Who in your life has asked tough questions, really listened and used the information to help you? The people that do can help guide you and help you secure your future

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December 28, 2010 by

Job Search 2011 – A Power Checklist

Following is John O’Connor’s Power Checklist of the top 5 tips to ensure that you are ready to begin the job search process, if job seeking is your current goal:

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November 01, 2010 by

Two Reasons to Not Listen to Free Advice

Free advice can be found anywhere. But finding good advice with someone who is accountable to you may be the best way to start.

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October 10, 2010 by

ROR or ROI – Why ROR Matters More

Remember that you may work with numbers as an accountant or sell things as a sales representative but what matters most in this business and career life? I contend that you make a bigger impact when two parties agree to focus on building trust, helping each other and try to work on a long-term give and take relationship vs. a transaction. This is especially hard to do when you need “a fix” to your job search, your marriage, your job, your boss or your friend. But finding out the win-win benefit, long-term, in any relationship matters most.

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October 03, 2010 by

Know How to Get Hired – Brand and Collaborate Closely

I now find that many of my clients need constant assistance in developing not only the original resume but ongoing assistance in the development of several resumes, biographical sketches for online branding opportunities, very specific covering letters and a slew of specific edits to job board requests, questions and more just to play the hiring game properly.

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March 07, 2010 by

Aerial Combat Rules for Job Search (Rookies vs. Advanced Thinkers)

Oswald Boelcke wrote down these rules as one of Germany’s early flying aces, some of the first rules about aerial combat. You must combat the enemy within during your career probably more than the enemy you perceive outside of you. These are also some of the rules Eddie Richenbacker mastered as a Medal of Honor winner and the Ace of Aces in WWI who I grew up learning about in Ohio. I like military history and history in general. It has application to just about all things. These rules remind me of what rookies do during their career vs. advanced careerists or entrepreneurs. Maybe we need to talk about “No Guts No Glory” next.

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January 03, 2010 by

How To Overcome Procrastination in Your Job Search

The Wall Street Journal’s Alexandra Levit does nice work by answering questions from jobseekers. Recently, her column answered this question below. With a similar word count I would like to handle this question here and add it to her answer in the December 29, 2009 Wall Street Journal.

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December 29, 2009 by

Are Experts in Your Field Multiplying Like Rabbits?

Perhaps it was the last networking event that I attended in Raleigh, North Carolina. Someone came up to me, interrupted a conversation I was having and said “So you are like the guru of careers and personal branding around here, right?” Yes, I was polite but I don’t think of myself that way. In the […]

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Posted on
December 11, 2009 by

What Are We Doing This Holiday Season?

This is what we are doing as a company this holiday season.

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