10 Things that can Really Bomb Your Job Interview

Your interview is with a reputable organization and there are significant opportunities for advancement.  If you practice these 10 steps, however, you will look like every other candidate and reduce the chances of getting recruited to zero. 1. Have a skin-deep understanding of the organization This is an effective way to communicate that they’re not all that … Continue reading “10 Things that can Really Bomb Your Job Interview”

8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President

You successfully navigated yourself through school. You mastered the art of getting by the recruiter-gatekeeper to tell your story and convince someone that you were worthy of employment; that you could add value to their organization over the long run. You landed the job you were after. Congratulations. You’re in. But recognize that you are … Continue reading “8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President”

What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?

So many people when asked what they want to do after they graduate say something like “I would like a job in marketing where I can apply what I learned in school” or something equally aspirational. It is natural to want to make use of the knowledge gained in your area of expertise. You spend … Continue reading “What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?”

7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker

You can’t be a premier league speaker overnight, but here are 7 actions you can take that will launch you on an improvement track towards a fulfilling destination. 1. Work on your form The mechanics of your delivery are key. Practice varying your tone of voice and the cadence of your presentation. Present your material … Continue reading “7 Easy Actions You Can Take to Be an Effective Speaker”

10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd

Successful people find a way to distance themselves from the boring herd of individuals who are like everyone else in some way, shape or form. As a result, they get noticed and are given opportunities that their “same” brethren are never exposed to. Here are 10 critical steps to take to separate yourself from the … Continue reading “10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd”

Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters

How proactively do you go after people who can effectively promote you to others?    I’m thinking your priorities are generally elsewhere. Like evaluating which organizations have opportunities that match your skill set. Or getting your report done and submitting it to your boss on time. Or thinking about the job you would really like … Continue reading “Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters”

7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done

Too much energy is consumed on making the list. There is something gratifying about jotting down all the things you need to do. It quenches one’s thirst for being organized and for wanting some control over one’s life generally complicated by too many things to do with insufficient time and financial resources to do them. … Continue reading “7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done”

What Happens When You Have a Ridiculous Goal?

I had a very bold audacious goal early in my career.   I wanted to be the VP Marketing before I was 40 years old.    You may not think this was bold, for today there many CEO’s and executives much younger, but a few very short years ago, working for a monopoly telephone company … Continue reading “What Happens When You Have a Ridiculous Goal?”