If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel,
Change your viewpoint,
Change your viewpoint,
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.
It is important to celebrate your milestones and the progress you are making on your goals. Use the beginning of the year or anniversaries to pause and recognize growth.
I'm excited to share the anniversary of when I opened my coaching business and blog. Stepping out on my own was a big move. I'm excited by my progress, and look forward to the coming year's development. I've enjoyed helping clients, meeting new people, and sharing tips and tools to your facilitate success.
Based on the topics most often visited in my resource pages and blog posts, visitors like you are exploring career transitions and interested in telling their story clearly in the interview, resume, online, and while networking.
If you are interested in these same topics, explore the links below. (rotating slideshow)
If you wish to explore these or any other career questions further, send me a message through the contact form.
Julie L. Bartimus,