Nothing makes more of a dent in our day-to-day happiness than a bad boss. The saying goes ‘people don’t leave organisations, they leave Managers’. Working with people during career change, the number one reason most people give for leaving their job isn’t for more money or a promotion, but because they didn’t get on with their Manager. So when you are
With the world economy recovering and the global job market expanding, you might be thinking about taking your own job search global. It’s a big leap, both for you and your family, and means changing your career path, reshuffling life plans, and relocating everyone. So, before embarking on your international career, here are some tips when it comes to
LinkedIn is one of the leading online tools to help jobseekers network, connect with recruiters and hiring managers, and stay top of mind. It’s smart to always be improving your profile and online activity there. It’s just tricky to offer advice without knowing the type of LinkedIn user you are. Remember those choose your own adventure books when you were a
A recently published career management author contacted me this week with a question. He’d noticed that more and more job seekers are announcing their unemployment in an obvious way on LinkedIn either in their headline or their summary or both. He was curious what I thought of this phenomenon and whether I believed this was problematic in any way.
We're once again revisiting International Update your Resume Month, which took place in September. If you didn't make the time in September to update your resume, then it's time. You'll want to get this out of the way before the holidays are upon you and it's suddenly the New Year! While you're at it, make these important updates your priority. Tell the
You say you are determined to live up to your career potential, and changing careers is the way to make it happen. Great! Then, prepare to be a high-flier – someone who does not settle for less, pushes boundaries, and is motivated by goals that others nay-say as unrealistic or unachievable. High-fliers constantly stretch themselves. They set high goals, and
This year I again had the exciting job of judging CDI’s ‘Toast of the Resume Industry’ Awards. All I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! The TORI’s always attract amazing resumes and this year was no exception. Writers across the globe submitted their best work and I was completely blown away by the creativity, innovation and inspirational ideas being used to
It's TORI winner announcement time! For 17 consecutive years CDI has been hosting the resume writing industry’s most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition. The TORIs are an international competition in which contestants submit their best resume writing work in a specific category. Nominees and winners are
If you don’t want to frighten away your prospective boss before Hallowe’en, cross these resume tactics off your list. Lies and Embellishments: The fastest way to lose your chance at that pumpkin of a job is to lie on your resume. Lying includes anything you can’t substantiate, such as: Fudging on dates to cover an employment gap.
An area of science that is absolutely fascinating to me as a career consultant and coach is the science of intuition or “gut feelings”, especially as it applies to business and organizational development in the corporate world. In fact, over the years, I have identified a trend among the senior corporate executives who contact me and I can almost predict