Returning to a Company After a Lay-off

In this volatile and hyper-competitive economic climate, restructuring is sadly part of the corporate playbook. In my career I’ve been on both sides of the event and what I’ve learned is that no one relishes the action. While your first impulse maybe to forever shun the organization that let you go, many professionals, especially those with niche skills or geographic restrictions could find themselves […]

Developing Your Personal Brand

In today’s competitive job market, it’s not enough to have the required skills, experiences, and education requested on the job description. To truly stand out, you need to clearly demonstrate why you are the best (insert your profession here). This means identifying your X factor and being able to communicate that in a resume, during an interview, and ultimately, on the job. Your brand is […]

Salary Negotiating Guidelines

Many people have difficulty asking for or even discussing money. Reasons for this range from culture and upbringing to self-worth and skill set. While I’ve been an executive and career coach for over 15 years, I’m no psychologist. If you need a little couch time (and there’s nothing wrong with that) seek out a qualified therapist. However, if your issue is skill based or a natural […]

Restarting A Career After An Extended Break

Job-hunting is a difficult endeavor. Doing so after being out of the game for a while can prove even more challenging. The good news is that there is a big difference between hard and impossible. Like most things, technique and attitude can go a long way toward ensuring success. To increase your chances of successfully reentering the job market, following these five […]

Avoiding a Bad Boss

Nothing is scarier than working for a bad boss. The trouble is, in many cases you have little control over who you work for and how they will behave. That’s one advantage of the job search process – you get to interview your new boss to see if there’s a fit. This is no trick people. The treat we’ve been denying […]