If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel,
Change your viewpoint,
Change your viewpoint,
If you are not sure where to start, use your peers to guide you. Here are the blog posts and resource pages that were most often visited in 2019.
The Top Bartimus Career Consulting Blog posts from 2019 are:
The Resource pages that were visited most often were:
Through coaching and online resources, my vision is helping you understand today's job search process, identify and communicate your strengths, and tell your story.
If you have questions that aren't covered by these posts and pages, ask me.
When you think about networking for your career, are you thinking "Yes!" or "Oh, no!"?
If you are reluctant to network, here are a few strategies to move you forward.
First, understand why you should network?
Second, understand why you are reluctant?
Which of these reasons stops you from networking?
Each of these reasons has their own strategy described in the slide deck. (The presentation opens in SlideShare.)
* Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts (video)
Songs can set the mood, uplift our spirits, and bring back memories.
Which songs do you listen to remind you to be resilient?
These are a few of mine:
I had to close a door in my life for another one to open. So I, I could go through.
~ Rick Springfield, "Free," 1999
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller
~ Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger," 2011
I get knocked down, but I get up again. You are never gonna keep me down.
~ Chumbawamba, "Tubthumping," 1997
#Resilience #Career #FridayFeeling
(Updated links from August 7, 2017 Blog Post)
Consulting companies who utilize case interviews will often offer tips for preparing for this interview style. Since this interview focuses on problem solving, the key aspects are:
The case interview is typically used to show how you would interact with clients and organize projects. Treat the case interview as if it is a client problem or project proposal.
Some companies, like McKinsey & Company offer sample cases. If your targeted employer doesn't offer sample cases, check for actual client or project stories under the "About" or "Services" tabs.
For additional tips on preparing, review these company pages:
Other companies, like Bain & Company, also incorporate a case study as a written essay.
Review your prospective employer's career pages for information on their interview process. Also check sites like Glassdoor.com for other descriptions of the interviewing process with comments of other candidates.
#career #interviewing #mondaythoughts
You've grown up. Has your résumé?
Go ahead pull out your most recent copy. How does it look? How old is that version? When did you last add anything or edit the document? Even as someone who helps others with their résumé, I am always surprised by how long ago I updated mine.
Words Matter throughout the interview process. Before your interview, prep for the questions the employer may ask. During the interview, focus on the job not the offer, balance "I" and "We," and avoid "I don't know." After the interview, send the thank you note.
As one-year closes and another begins, online articles appear to showcase trends we've seen and what to watch. After reviewing a few articles, I've put together a short summary and tips for applying the information to your own career.
The commonalities of the articles referenced at the end of the article are self-awareness, accountability, and continual learning.
You’ve prepped. You’ve analyzed the job description and researched the company. You understand what competencies and experience they want you to have. You’ve prepped your stories to share as evidence of those competencies and experiences. But, you may still be missing something. A key ingredient. The real you.
An often overlooked, yet high impact, part of any interview is the chance to ask questions. Prepare a list of possible questions and prioritize the top 2-3 that you want to ask. At the end of a regular interview, you may have 10 minutes at the end of the interview. In a job fair, time may be even more limited. Use your time wisely.
Consider what you still need to know to assess whether the job is a good opportunity for you.
Understand the process
Adapted from November 3, 2017, “Ask Good Questions”
Sometimes career gels. You're happy, successful, and producing well. Other times, it just feels off.
Looking at the whole of your career can be daunting. Don't.
Consider your current situation and break the whole career into steps.
Consider the following questions. These represent a few key moments that can cause us to feel stuck. If you feel you have the answer, move on to the next. If you initial response is, "I don't know" or "I'm not sure," dig deeper.
Julie L. Bartimus,