How Being a Thought Leader Helps Your Career

Branding yourself as an industry expert could bring career opportunities. What comes to mind when you think of a thought leader or expert? It’s likely someone who speaks at conferences, has authored books, and is the go-to source in his field. Opportunities for this person abound, from consulting gigs to job offers. Thought leadership is designed to help an individual become branded as an expert in an industry. Maybe you know everything there is to know about your profession and becoming recognized as a reputable person will bring you more career opportunities.
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Write a Marketing Plan for your Job Search

A well thought out, concise Job Search Marketing Plan (JSMP) is an essential part of your successful job search! It’s a blueprint for your strategy that forces you to focus and direct your job search to ensure that you are covering all methods; keeps you aware of how much work you have to do, and evaluates the quality of your efforts. Your JSMP is a dynamic, action oriented plan that helps you set realistic and meaningful daily, weekly and monthly goals. This plan is critical to your career management and CONDUCTING A PROFESSIONAL JOB SEARCH CAMPAIGN.
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How to Land a New Job in 5 Minutes


How to Make the Right Decision Every Time!

Discover the Top 4 Decision-Making Criteria to Avoid Accepting the Wrong Job

When an executive leader is compelled to make a decision on whether he or she wants to work for a new company and accept an offer of employment, many different reasons (good and bad) come to mind. When faced with this all important career decision the best way to address this process is to break your decision into four critical sub-parts:

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What I’ve Learned as a Self-Employed Entrepreneur (and didn’t know as a corporate executive)

It is often said, “If you love what you do – you’ll never work a day in your life!”

Here are my thoughts on owning my own business…

1) There are more great business ideas out there than great businesses. The difference is in the people, the execution, the timing, commitment and passion to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

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Conquering the Job Market at Any Age

I get questions all the time from senior level executives in career transition wanting to know the same thing, in one way or another: Is my age that’s keeping me from finding work?

Some senior level managers, executives and professionals think it’s too late to change fields, and often worry they’re too old. This will surprise you, but I give them the same advice every time, regardless of their age or profession.

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Top 7 Ways to Say “Thank You” in 2014

Never underestimate the power of a “Thank You”. Recently, I thanked someone for helping me get connected to someone I wanted to meet. She then replied to my note of thanks by inviting me as a guest speaker for a group she chairs. I didn’t even know she chaired this group and had never considered speaking there – until now. This upcoming speaking opportunity would never have occurred if I hadn’t taken a moment to say thanks. It started me thinking about how often saying thank you turns into new relationships and new business.

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Holiday Season Job Search Tips

The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season often brings us in contact with people we don’t see very much during the year; former work colleagues, neighbors, relatives, and old friends. These people can all be very influential members of your network, and once you’ve reconnected over a holiday get-together or phone call, you can naturally follow up to ask for more specific assistance.

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“Seniors can — and do — get hired, as long as they do what all job-hunters must: convince employers they can boost a company’s bottom line.”

If you’re over 50, out of work and looking to land a new gig, you’re not alone. Many older Americans are finding themselves in this position and feeling the tension that comes with looking for a new job as they approach retirement. In today’s ever-evolving world, seasoned workers are being required to learn new skills and freshen up old ones. Here are the top 5 published articles to help people over 50+ in their job search:

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The HCS Strategy for Identified Online Job Postings

For all the perennial die-hard internet job posting junkies out there — The first steps are simple but they take time. Don’t rush to click “Send” your resume into this company yet! Depending on the job posting date, the average search takes 60-90+ days to fill with the right person.

Here is comprehensive list that you can begin using right away:

1. Do not hit “Apply Now”!

2. Research – Research – Research what you can find out about this company: competition” and “future trade shows/conferences/associations” and “EVERYONE” i.e. corporate officers, board members, board advisors, etc. etc.

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