One of the most important facets of coaching women is ensuring that they understand their true value. It can be very hard for women to acknowledge how to sell their skills, abilities, and achievements because we have been conditioned to not to be aggressive or risk being viewed as unlikeable. However, identifying your own skills and special qualities isn’t always the easiest task either.
What does it mean to be deliberately different? And how does this mindset impact today’s job search?
“I’m following all the great advice. I’m working my butt off. I have a squeaky clean personal brand. Yet no job offers. Why? Why can’t I even get an interview?”
Sound familiar? Ever heard yourself saying something similar?
“And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?”
This wonderful quote used in the ‘2016 Commencement Speech’ at Harvard Graduate School of Education, is poetic, poignant and prophetic. Derived from a poem by Raymond Carver, it captures our imagination, in particular as it is one the major questions in life that we all must answer, according to Professor James Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Watching the NHL Stanley Cup finals, I am marveling at the success of the first-year expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights. But I probably shouldn’t be.
Everyone has those moments when you suddenly ‘get it.’ That light-bulb that goes off when you least expect it to prove you gained inspiration or a solution to something. It’s an exciting feeling when it comes at just the right moment, almost like magic!
First impressions count! In fact, one study shows that interviewers make a determination about hiring a candidate (or not) in the first ninety seconds of the discussion. If you consider this during your next interview, you’ll realize how important the first question is to landing the job!
I’m a firm believer that great teams know their pulse. What do I mean by pulse? At any given moment, a great team can look around and think, “This is a great culture. I know it because of how I’m living out the culture based on clearly defined values and expectations.”
Employees often blame their bosses or work culture when they experience burnout, and for good reason. It’s the leader’s job to take care of the team. Yet, as an individual, you are responsible for your own mental and physical health. How can you take control and be proactive?
With job growth for registered nurses projected to grow by 15 percent by 2026, far outpacing the median job growth rate of 7 percent, nurses are in demand (to say the least). Fueled by an aging population, increased preventative care, and healthcare industry expansion, the outlook for nurses is expected to remain strong for years to come.
Your polished and tailored resume got you the interview. Your preparation and practice have helped you knock every question out of the park so far, and you’re minutes away from landing your next position. The interviewer then asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”