Don’t make career decisions from a place of fear
Is your current LinkedIn headline helping you stand out and get noticed or do you just blend in and get lost in the crowd?
As a career coach, I hear this a lot, “I've applied to countless jobs online and no one is getting back to me.”
Sam, an instructional designer in her mid 30’s, felt like her job search was all over the place. The problem for her was that she was both interested in a lot of things and had a diverse skill set that made her good at doing a lot of things.
Kieran Mathew is the 21-year-old founder of Amplify Solutions, a full-service youth marketing firm based in Ontario, Canada. He is a leading youth marketer, entrepreneur, and startup advisor who shares his insights with publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Huffington Post.
I couldn’t believe what she said to me.
She barely knew me and she had the nerve to tell me that I was wrong.
Normally I would be offended or get defensive.
But in this case I was grateful.
Hannah is currently the Talent Acquisition & Organizational Development Manager at OpsGenie, a cloud-based incident response platform founded in 2012. But before she found herself growing her career in Human Resources at a fast-growing tech start-up we traced her path back to when she was a freshman in college trying to figure out what she wanted to do with her life.
I know you’re all about setting new goals for the new year but you won’t be able to achieve those new goals with your old way of thinking.
10 years ago Monica Shulman "officially" started her career as a photographer. But she has been an artist her whole life.
But his road to becoming a sought after speaker, consultant, and trainer was anything but a straight line. In this conversation, we talk about where he started his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, what career advice he would give to his younger self, and how he likes to challenge his leadership students to find their own style of leadership.
When tackling any big project, like a job search, you want to break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces so it doesn't feel so overwhelming.
Wondering what is the best way to get a job in the tech industry? Or how to stand out in an industry where there is so much competition?
In the job search context, when you are asking your network for help with connecting to people they know, you can offer to ghostwrite an email intro for them. This in an effective strategy because:
LinkedIn has become the go-to job search tool in today's job market for both employers and job seekers. It is mandatory to be on LinkedIn when 94% of recruiters are using it to search for and vet job seekers. And if they can't find you, they can't hire you.
I talk to a lot of people who share with me that they want to change careers but they don't know what they want to do next.
One of my clients was feeling stuck in her career. She was in her mid 30's and had been working as an employment lawyer for almost 10 years. But for the last four years, she had been dreaming about doing something else.
Welcome to 2017. It is the start of a new year. And if you are anything like me you want to attack it like a wild dog. There is so much you want to achieve this year. More money. More success. More fulfillment. More fun.
Why is it that when we think of making a meaningful career change, going after a dream job, or starting a business we immediately think of all the reasons why we would fail?
What are you avoiding doing right now because you're afraid of what other people might think?
Have you ever had that moment in your career where you had everything you thought you wanted and realized that it's not exactly what you want? If you haven't, great! You're obviously doing something right. But if you have, don't fret. This could be the moment where you let go of what you thought you wanted and figure out what you really want.