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Job Hunting? You’re Already Negotiating

You’re probably already negotiating before you apply and you don’t even realize it. And there’s a good chance you’re negotiating against yourself. l was just discussing this in a Career Confidence group coaching call. Women in particular do this a lot. Women are early compromisers. We negotiate in our own heads, consider both…

Nobody Makes It on Their Own

I mean, literally no one. And yet so many women are hesitant to accept an introduction from a family friend. Introductions and advice are not handouts. The problem is in the perception of what a handout is. If a friend of the family who happens to be in high places says they want…

Confidence Sells

From my 7+ years experience as a recruiter and through 1,000’s of executive interviews, it’s abundantly clear to me that there are 2 things that make a person stand out versus their competition. Confidence and Passion These are the two things that seal the deal. They’re the difference between getting the interview, and…

Work Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

The way you talk about your work defines your future work. The stories you tell help your current and future bosses understand your value, and how they can best utilize you. When you only focus on work that is hard (and unenjoyable) vs. work that is hard but you LOVE doing, you set…

Bragging is the WORST

OK, that’s not entirely true. Bragging when you’re nervous is actually the worst. And these are the 2 things preventing you from nailing the interview. Confidence comes from comfort. And yet, when you’re interviewing, you’re expecting yourself to brag (which you’re probably not comfortable with), and you’re nervous, because you don’t interview everyday.…

Are You in Touch with Your Ikigai?

All this talk about Professional Branding is great, but it’s kind of useless if you don’t know what you want to do, right? In the search for perfection or getting it right, we often get stuck where we are, for fear of getting it wrong. We sit around analyzing. We worry about making…

Your Inner Awesome

In my previous post, I talked about the importance of NOT placing value on work that is genuinely hard, possibly unpleasant and totally not fun. I want you to find meaningful work that you enjoy doing, the kind of job that you’ll actually look forward to going to. Because of that, today’s post…

Stop Aiming for the Job You Hate

There’s a good chance you’re actually positioning yourself for work you don’t want to do. I bet you didn’t even realize you’re doing it. Remember the basics of a Professional Brand? Read more about it here. When you look at the professional brand diagram, it’s clear you need to help people (managers, hiring…

What is a Professional Brand?

You have one, whether you like it or not. And if you’re reading this post, chances are your default professional brand is getting in your way. It’s a pretty common problem that starts with one little mistake, which I talk more about here.   So what is a professional brand anyway? Your professional…