Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Check Our Our New Blog!

Explore the tips, resources and strategies on our new Career & Life Coaching Blog!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Embrace New Experiences

Some simple but powerful words from Ken Blanchard: Open Your World! Expand Your mind and life through new Experiences. The basis of Blanchard's article is to "create your own adventure", live, enjoy and engage in new activities to continue to grow intellectually and spiritually. New experiences spur growth and cultivate opportunities! Blanchard's words of wisdom come to us courtesy of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PUSH and PULL to Tap the Hidden Job Market

Our friends at Job-Hunt.org offer outstanding advice on using PUSH and PULL strategies to tap the hidden job market through targeted networking activity. "We all hear that most jobs (75% to 85%, reportedly) are not advertised in the newspaper or posted on Web job boards. These invisible jobs are the infamous "hidden job market," and you reach this gold mine of jobs by networking your way into it." PUSH = Reaching Out To the "Hidden Job Market" and PULL = Bringing the "Hidden Job Market" to You!

Friday, February 3, 2012

What BRAND Is Your Resume Promoting?

Invest some time to dive into the wealth of ideas and strategies on PERSONAL BRANDING presented by Job-Hunt.org. You have a generous list of branding links in the right column of the Job-Hunt page.

Set yourself apart from the pack by communicating the explicit impact you will make on an organization. Open your resume with robust branding titles that set the tone of the resume and invite the reader in by implying, "You are about to read a resume of someone who will bring value to your organization by taking on the following key roles/responsibilities". The titles can be positions you are pursuing (and can support with resume content) or functional areas that match your strengths. Be sure to communicate cohesion by carrying your branding through to your Linkedin Profile. Get creative, make it interesting and distinguish yourself from the competition. Sell your most important brand, YOU!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Personal Branding with Focus, Consistency and CREATIVITY

Check out the creative ideas and resources surrounding personal branding from W. Arruda. This two part series presents insightful and innovative ideas to build, support and promote your brand. Your job search campaign MUST combine focused personal branding with pro-active networking to market your most valuable product...YOU! Personal Branding Trends for 2012, Part I & Personal Branding Trends for 2012, Part II

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Resilience - a KEY Business & Life Skill

From Stressed out to Resilient. Using the MBTI Stress Management Report to identify stress triggers, stress reactions and engage strengths to build resilience!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FREE e-Book on How to Really Use Linkedin!!!

Linkedin is a must for professional networking, career development and a pro-active job search. Don't be intimidated by all the elements and features in a Linkedin profile. Start out slow and consistently build a winning profile to promote your brand and professional presence. Check out the FREE e-Book... How to Really Use Linkedin, 2nd Edition, by Jan Vermeiren and Bert Verdonck

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Appearance on 11Alive (WXIA Atlanta): Making New Year's Resolutions

It was a pleasure to participate in a panel discussion on Making New Year's Resolutions at 11 Alive (WXIA-Atlanta). Whether you call them resolutions, intentions, goals, or commitments, be determined to embrace positive changes to enhance your life throughout the year. Resolve to make 2012 your best year yet!