By my own count, I have read well over 1,000 resumes and probably closer to 2,000. Without an analytical study, I would say only 15% of those resumes were resumes that screamed a loud "YES, hire me for this job!" Probably another 30% were just mediocre and I would estimate that a full 50% actively … Continue reading You Are Great, Your Resume Is Not
Do you know there is one tip that is guaranteed to help you advance your career? Do you know that it doesn't require much effort either, but almost no one uses it. It is simply - ask for feedback. Let's discuss feedback for a minute. For the majority of us, we get lackadaisical performance reviews … Continue reading The One Thing You Can Do Now That Will Advance Your Career Almost Immediately
Over the last several weeks I have received emails from people seeking things. Sometimes they are "warm" emails, meaning a follow-up from an event where I spoke and invited the audience to reach out to me. However, I have received a few "cold" emails from people on LinkedIn. The cold email is where you email … Continue reading The Cold Email
After any encounter, if you want it go further than just someone you met somewhere, you need to follow up. These days a follow-up is almost done entirely on email. Now, here is where many many leads are lost (I myself am quit guilty of this). We collect business cards, we collect emails and iffy … Continue reading Following Up – Thank You! Merci! Shukran!
Recently, thanks to my own executive coach (because even the coach needs a coach. She's wonderful), I've been reading "The Empress Has No Clothes" by Joyce Roche. It's a wonderful book about how many times when we achieve success, we feel inadequate or like we didn't deserve it. We feel that we aren't deserving of … Continue reading The Imposter Syndrome – A Personal Journey