Talking off the top of your head

Talking off the top of your head

How good are you at talking off the top of your head? Toastmasters International calls it Table Topics. Speech and debate teams call it extemporaneous speaking. I call it terrifying! I know it seems improbable but I have to work hard at casual conversation. Since I speak frequently to groups of all sizes on a […]

Quick… there goes your company’s reputation!

Quick… there goes your company’s reputation!

Reputation is everything in this world to companies and candidates. Companies will spend billions on brand marketing in 2015 to support their brands. We protect our personal reputation by the way we behave and the trail we leave. If this is true then why do companies scuttle that reputation by the way they treat employees? […]

Eight simple steps to approach your target company in a job search?

Eight simple steps to approach your target company in a job search?

Every job search starts somewhere. Some people start with the tools – a resume, a LinkedIn profile. Other people start with the target. Where you start depends on you. But everyone starts with a single step. A client sent a note. He identified a target company but was unsure how to approach. The target is […]

What does your LinkedIn profile say about you?

What does your LinkedIn profile say about you?

Photos are a very personal reflection, pun intended. Some of my Facebook friends change their profiles daily. I don’t. I have the same profile photo on Facebook for years.  It reminds me of that wonderful trip to Prague with my daughter in 2009. My LinkedIn photo is a professional photo taken a few years ago […]

Getting Something Done – How to Schedule your time during a job search

Getting Something Done – How to Schedule your time during a job search

You work hard eight to ten hours a day, check your email regularly all hours of the day and night, take calls on vacation, and work through lunch. Suddenly you are out of work and have to find another job. You have nothing but time. You clean the garage and all the closets. You finish […]