If you’re reading this blog post, you most likely are already aware of what LinkedIn is, what are its benefits, and even more importantly, how to use it. You’re a career minded professional reading Gov-Talk for Pete’s sake!
As a LinkedIn user, you may be tired of the disingenuous and impersonal networking that occurs in this … Read More »
The past few years have been terrible for Millennials. They’ve faced limited job prospects and mountains of debt. Even when unemployment hit a low of 5.4 percent in May 2015, they still couldn’t find any luck. But that grim picture is changing.
Unemployment hit a new eight-year low of 4.9 percent in January, and Millennials were the big winners. Between … Read More »
While walking on the beaches of Oceanside, California a couple of weeks ago, my family and I ventured onto the pier to take in the sights and sounds along that boardwalk.
As we did, we came upon a family as it prepared to take a picture. A familiar scene, the father was readying himself while providing direction … Read More »
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, have one thing in common that causes hiring leaders to hand slap their heads—it’s the use of a “Gen Eric” resume. Generic products are fine if you’re pinching pennies, but a “Gen Eric” resume is causing you lost time and salary.
Generic resumes (Gen Eric) continue to flood the … Read More »
Veterans often feel lost when they begin seeking employment outside the military. If you’re a veteran you need to know that networking will play a big part in your job search, and could make all the difference in the world as to how soon you land a job. For this to work for you it … Read More »
Have you seen bullying behavior at work? Have you experienced bullying yourself? Bullying is extremely common. Stand by for some shocking statistics!
I am a huge proponent of creating high performance AND values-aligned workplaces. In a safe, inspiring, productive workplace, everyone is treated with trust, respect, and dignity in every interaction.
I admire the work of the Workplace … Read More »
Women are in need of mentors in order to gain the proper skills, learn how to build a wide network, access to role models, acceptance and affirmation, and ultimate career success. For younger women, mentors can play a pivotal role in which career path we choose and our potential success in those chosen fields. Studies … Read More »
Ann Eastham, Career Coach
When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »
Jack Quigley was an ordinary man. A lovely ordinary man. Sometimes we forget that the word ”extraordinary” is primarily composed of the word “ordinary”.
Before I left for my surgery in Liverpool in 2002 we had one final night together in my local pub in the town where I live. Jack Quigley said something “extraordinary” to … Read More »
I have often been accused of not listening very well. I know that sometimes I just become preoccupied and so I fake it, hoping that the other person won’t really notice that I am not totally present in the moment.
Most of the time what gets in the way of being an effective listener is our … Read More »