February 3, 2016
It’s a fact of the working world: Getting others to complete the tasks you want and need done is rarely easy. Whether you’re a manager delegating activities, trying to convince peers to achieve a goal for the greater good of the team or a fresh-out-of-school professional managing up, the complications are the same. Key details get lost in translation, competing priorities get in the way and teams are often working against tight deadlines and limited resources.
So how do you convince coworkers to do what you want and ensure you’re on the same page about completing the task at-hand? Follow this advice. Read the rest of this entry »
January 27, 2016
Everyone has a work setback at some point in their careers – whether it’s being fired, demoted, an embarrassing moment or an unmet goal. Instead of letting it take you down, you can bounce back with your pride intact and return stronger than ever. Read the rest of this entry »
January 20, 2016
“How do I apply for a job even though I don’t have all of the right experience?” I hear this question frequently from coaching clients of all backgrounds and with varying levels of experience.
Whether I’m working with a just graduated college student, someone who wants a promotion or to change careers entirely, or a stay-at-home mom or dad who is returning to work after taking years off to raise kids, there are three simple solutions to this problem. Read the rest of this entry »
January 13, 2016
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an angry outburst that left you speechless? It could have been a friend, classmate or the driver behind you with road rage, but it’s inevitable that at some point, this person will be a colleague.
There’s no easy or pleasant way to deal with someone’s bad attitude – especially in a professional environment. But instead of being caught off-guard or reacting negatively when a coworker or boss throws a tantrum your way, heed the following advice and be prepared for handling a workplace bully. Read the rest of this entry »
January 6, 2016
Do you hit snooze over and over Monday through Friday? Do you dread walking into the office each day? Are you counting down the minutes to 5 o’clock after lunch time?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it sounds like you hate your job. And for many of my coaching clients who aren’t happy in the jobs they have, these feelings are amplified now more so than ever due to our culture’s growing focus on “finding your passion.” Read the rest of this entry »
December 30, 2015
It’s no secret that LinkedIn is a powerful job search tool. It can help you expand your network, gain job prospects, grab the attention of recruiters and more. There are many other ways to leverage social media to give your job hunt a boost, though. Try these tips during your job search in 2016, to get a leg up on the competition. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23, 2015
Everyone wants to be seen as eloquent, intelligent and credible. Whether it’s through emails, phone calls, meetings or interviews, we have a daily opportunity to support this goal or detract from it. To ensure you’re being perceived in the way you want, begin eliminating these words from your professional vocabulary. Read the rest of this entry »
December 16, 2015
It was mid December and Santa was exhausted. He had spent the majority of the year working on a large, global project. While the project’s end goal was inspiring – to increase the happiness factor of children around the world by 50 percent – not everything had gone smoothly. Read the rest of this entry »
December 9, 2015
Weekday mornings are tough, especially in the busy month of December. You’re tired, there’s a lot going on in preparing meals, getting dressed, feeding pets and more. Furthermore, maybe you’re heading to a job you hate, making you even more resistant to getting up in the a.m.
With all of this being said, reclaiming your mornings is one of the easiest ways to achieve and exceed your career goals. Even just 20 minutes to do one or a few of the activities below can make a big impact as you’re striving for professional success. Read the rest of this entry »
December 2, 2015
In my years as a career coach, I’ve found that introverted clients often have a tougher time nailing interviews. Job seeking is nerve-wracking for everyone, but the ongoing interaction and need to be always be “on” can be especially draining for introverted personalities.
The assumption that hiring managers are always looking for outgoing star employees who dazzle them with their personalities can translate into nervousness and self-doubt for job candidates who aren’t innately extroverted. But hiring managers aren’t always seeking this employee. Sometimes they need an outgoing go-getter, other times it’s an introspective thinker.
Introverts, to shine in your next interview, try these tips. Read the rest of this entry »