Absolutely Know What Your References are Going to Say about You

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Ensure your job references will provide a positive review You received the dreaded “Thank you for your interest in the position, but we went with someone else,” email. You thought the interview went extremely well, so what happened? There could be several reasons you did not get the position. It could have been you didn’t […]

Do you really have the right mindset for a successful job search?

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It is important to focus on your career goals during your job search because goals will help you stay on track to reach your desired results. As circumstances change, you may have to adjust your goals. For instance, getting laid off from your job may dictate that you pivot to a job that can help […]

Career Strategy: Create Opportunities to Advance at your Company

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Although possible, it’s unlikely that the perfect leadership position will present itself at your company. If you want to advance to a senior leadership position, you must position yourself as a leader. One way to do that is to learn the ins and outs of the organization, including understanding how the organization works: How does […]

How to Change From A Fixed Mindset to A Growth Mindset

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In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck detailed the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Individuals with a fixed mindset believe their basic abilities, talents, and skills are limited and so they seek to validate themselves. Conversely, individuals with a growth mindset think that their ability comes from […]

Career Development Opportunities at Your Company

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Learn About Opportunities at Your Company Check out your human resources department to find out what’s available in terms of career development. Does your company offer tuition reimbursement? If so, learn about what’s required. Are there specific schools you have to attend? Do you need to commit to staying with the company for a specific […]

View Yourself As A Business

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As a career strategy,  view your yourself as a business and your employer as your customer.  Your product is your job.  Ask yourself What value are you adding to your customer?  Are you performing the minimum requirements of your job or are you doing more? As in business, when you do more than expected, you become more valuable […]

Align Your Purpose

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Taking control of your career involves aligning your gifts (abilities and skills) and your unique qualities (personality) to your purpose. It does not mean that you won’t feel fear or that everything will be rosy. However, it does mean that even in the midst of fear or adversity, you know that you will be fine. […]

Who is Piloting Your Career?

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Research continues to support the existence of a glass ceiling in the workplace and it’s no secret that there is a significant gender gap in the C-Suite at Fortune 500 companies. Several theories have been explored to suggest reasons for the underrepresentation of women in the workplace and efforts by various groups are working to […]