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Commitment and Willingness

Posted by on 11/17/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Commitment and Willingness

Almost on a daily basis, I am privileged to receive inquires about my services and I am more than pleased to discuss what I do, how I work, and what results potential clients can reasonably expect when engaging me. Knowing I can’t do it for them, but being their successful mentor, coach, and partner in their potential job transition, I focus on two very important considerations they must make. Commitment and willingness. Commitment to doing something good and positive for themselves. On a scale of 1-10 where are they/you? 1 is a phooey...

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Don’t Sit On The Sidelines

Posted by on 11/12/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Don’t Sit On The Sidelines

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Unfortunately, too many potential job changers look at this time of year through January 1st saying to themselves, “Not Now” with the misguided belief that everyone is too busy to help them, thus making what they have said to themselves become their reality and stay stuck. The next eight weeks can provide unique networking opportunities and potential access to individuals otherwise challenging to meet. As my Senior HR Director friend told me, “with many job seekers becoming inactive at this time, my staff and I are...

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Holiday Cheer

Posted by on 11/03/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is almost upon us! Too soon for many, while not soon enough for others. This time of year hopefully brings you a pleasant or joyful time with family and friends, enjoying all that is good and taking the time to reflect on our bountiful gifts while not overlooking the needs of others. It is certainly an important time of year for sharing ourselves with those less fortunate which in itself will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. This time of year often puts us in a reflective mood, the end of another year, and...

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More Real World Thoughts

Posted by on 10/27/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on More Real World Thoughts

Over my nearly 38 years of helping good people to find or create new and rewarding employment opportunities I’ve learned that effective oral and written communication is very often one of the most significant challenges job seekers face. From being raised to not toot our own horn to writing resumes that look more like historical documents or obituaries the process of effectively communicating for most can be a very daunting task. We really just don’t know how to do it effectively and are therefore easily overwhelmed by fear of not really...

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Referrals Very Encouraged

Posted by on 09/23/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Referrals Very Encouraged

Since our birthing in the early 1980’s CareerMakers has touched the lives of over 9,000 individuals, most of whom were referred by a previous client, friend, or corporate outplacement. Referrals came in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. What bound them together was the love and caring of others, wanting to help them achieve a new, better fantastic job and that is exactly what we have been blessed to be a part of. From presidents to first jobs. Pilots to nurses, finding or creating new and rewarding employment opportunities in all...

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THE 10 TRUTHS PODCAST

Posted by on 09/02/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on THE 10 TRUTHS PODCAST

THE 10 TRUTHS PODCAST

I was recently featured on mac’s list podcast where we discussed “The 10 Truths of Job Transition.” From the producer:Are you trying to transition to a new position or field? If so, you need to go into the process with a definite strategy in place in order to get a new, better, fantastic job, says Find Your Dream Job guest Peter Paskill. Peter says that starts with knowing your skills, desires, and talents, and using them to do a targeted job search. Having the right qualifications isn’t enough; you need to show a...

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Fly the Plane First

Posted by on 06/04/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Fly the Plane First

Years ago when I was first learning to fly, my flight instructor shared some very wise words with me. “Remember, always fly the plane first.” He was referencing the potential challenges facing pilots who can become distracted by whatever is demanding their attention and forget their first responsibility is to fly the plane, then address the potential problem. I think his wise words can equally be applied to our careers and I therefore share with you the following: Our world is certainly filled with surprises, but don’t allow...

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INTERNET: Fact and Fantasy

Posted by on 05/24/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on INTERNET: Fact and Fantasy

FACT: Probably one of our greatest inventions FANTASY: One big paid unregulated ad FACT: In using the internet, be a careful consumer FANTASY: The jobs I am looking for are all posted on the internet While the internet is a marvelous invention and most of us would be hard-pressed to get along without it today, for the job seeker or career changer, being a very careful consumer of information is absolutely critical.  From my window on the world, internet job postings have more to do with deselecting rather than selecting. It is not about...

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Who Are We?

Posted by on 06/29/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Who Are We?

There is no doubt that we are living in challenging times that every day touches us or someone we know. Whether it Covid-19, political or social unrest accompanied by the adversarial media, it is easy to feel angry and depressed. Are we victims or survivors? For the job seeker, it can feel hopeless, and sadly many have just given up, overwhelmed by the process that has become remote and unwelcoming. But wait, don’t retreat to the sidelines as there are jobs available, and good ones too, if you are committed and willing to take a fresh...

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Two Sides To The News

Posted by on 06/07/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Two Sides To The News

There Is A Bright Side  No Jobs! Mass Layoffs! Unemployment Benefits Not Arriving! Today’s which is al headlines blare negative and certainly concerning news which is often impossible to avoid, So I would like to share some good employment news regarding the latest of my clients who have successfully landed new jobs and others who are well-entrenched in the hiring process. So here goes: Hired: Chief Administrative Officer, Multi office healthcare provider Assistant Controller, Credit Union Associate Vice President, Innovation,...

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