8 Steps for Your First Year in a New Job

Congratulations on Landing that New Role!! You did it. You made it through the job market zoo, maneuvered through the corporate hiring “goo”, and negotiated your way into your next position…it’s time to celebrate! Woohoo! It’s also time to be wise, and I know you, simply because you are reading this, are wise. 🙂 Now, […]

What Do Swim Meets and Career Management Have in Common?

My daughter Olive is 14 and is on her 5th year of competitive swimming. She is, I can proudly say, without a doubt, one of the hardest working, most committed kids in our area (can you picture my chest puffing out? Haha). She doesn’t miss a practice, a meet, an opportunity to get better. You […]

The One-Two Punch Every Job Search of Today Needs

When I first started in the resume and career document design business, times were good, especially in the tech/IT job market. Online tools, such as job boards, seemed like a long awaited answer to speeding up and making the hiring process more efficient, jobs were plentiful, and even though we now had online tools, the […]

Two Career Roads Diverged, and I Cannot Decide

In 2014, I wrote a blog post titled “Two Roads Diverged in Your Career Path Woods…and You?” in which I played off of Robert Frost’s famous poem to look at how often we get hung up in life (and thus career) on the ins and outs of making that next step when sometimes all we […]

What’s Your Tech Career Road Map Look Like? Smooth or Bumpy?

When mapping out your next IT or tech career move, knowing your value and setting achievable goals is a vital first step. In setting goals, the priority should not center on the number of opportunities (quantity) rather on the right opportunities (quality) that align with those values. Specificity in these matters is the key. If […]

Not Enough Time for Your Next Career Move?

Are you a professional that feels pressure to find job search time? You know it is time to go, but you can’t see how you can get it all done. After all, you likely work 50-60 or more hours per week and have other obligations, like family. Do you find yourself wondering: “Where will I […]

Supply & Demand Works Better Than Ever in the Mid-December Executive Job Search

If you’ve read any of my other content, you know that I like to challenge “conventional” wisdom and go against the grain from what most people are saying. It’s not because I want to be a rebel, but the truth doesn’t change because the opinion of the majority says so. Simply put, it makes me […]

Open Letter to Corporate HR Leaders on Talent Recruitment

You can’t escape the sheer volume of content out there talking about the “War for Talent”. The top professional services companies (PwC, McKinsey) and the top business publications (Forbes, Harvard Business Review) have materials on winning the talent war. There are even books and Wikipedia entries focused on the War for Talent. As a corporate […]

Becoming a Highly Sought-After Candidate in the War for Tech Talent

As a professional in the world of technology, you don’t have to agree that there is an aggressive “war for tech talent” as so many companies and media outlets claim. Heck, it can be a total fabrication! Bottom line, though, is that companies truly believe that they will gain a competitive advantage in the market […]

The Sustainable Career

Some people wonder why it seems like others are always catching breaks at work…getting a promotion or being recruited for an exciting new opportunity. For those who excel, it usually has to do with a single decision made, committed to, and executed over the course of their career. The Decision What’s that decision? Simply put, […]

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