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Salary Negotiations Blog Series: Salary Communications

In my last post—the first in this three-post series about negotiating the right salary for you—I wrote about how to determine the salary range you should be aiming for. In that post, I explained how to figure out your must-have salary range, your want-to-have salary range, and your negotiations salary range. I also included some […]

My Annual Free LinkedIn Profile Promotion

With the peak hiring period in the U.S. economy just a few weeks away (mid- to late-January), it’s time to start preparing your career communications portfolio if you plan to launch a job search in the first quarter of the New Year. Since the holiday season is often a financially stressed time of year for […]

Salary Negotiations Blog Series: Salary Positioning

Almost everyone I work with in my role as a Career Coach is unsure about how to handle the tricky topic of salary in a job interview. What do you say when an employer asks about your salary expectations? How do you negotiate the best deal? How do you begin to know what to ask […]

A 5-Step Process for Your New Year Career Change

As the New Year approaches, I find that, for many professionals, this transition reminds them that they don’t want to spend another year doing the same thing they’re doing now. They’re ready for a career change, whether it’s a transition to a new employer in a new role or a redirection of their career path. […]

The Top 5 Ways to Follow-Up After Face-to-Face Networking Events

This is the final post in a three-part series about how job seekers can better achieve their career goals via face-to-face networking. You can read the first post, The Top 4 Ways to Prepare for Face-to-Face Networking Events, here and second post, The Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Success at Face-to-Face Networking Events here. […]

The Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Success at Face-to-Face Networking Events

This is the second post in a three-part series about how job seekers can network more effectively in face-to-face situations to help meet their career management goals. In the first post, I shared tips to help job seekers prepare for networking events. That article included advice about setting networking goals, the different tools you should […]

The Top 4 Ways to Prepare for Face-to-Face Networking Events

While I have written extensively on LinkedIn networking in articles like, So, You Have a Great Connection in a Target Company, Now What?, in this three-part series I want to focus on ways you can be successful in your face-to-face networking ~ a type of networking that is sometimes overlooked or avoided by many job […]

Who Needs Career Management?

Well, You Do If You Want to Protect Your Income & Brand What Is Career Management?Navigating the labor market is difficult at the best of times, but without a roadmap, you’re bound to make a wrong turn sooner or later. Proactive career management helps you to decide when, how, and why you need to stay […]

5 More Ways to Take Your LinkedIn Skills to the Next Level

Earlier this month I outlined a few of the topics that LinkedIn Trainer and Consultant Teddy Burriss and I will be discussing in our August 30th webinar. Since you can (almost) never get too much of a good thing, I’d like to share a few more insights with you about the topics we’ll be covering […]

5 Ways to Take Your LinkedIn Skills to the Next Level

As a Career/Job Search Coach, Master Resume Writer, and certified LinkedIn strategist, I receive questions from clients and job seekers daily on its inner workings. Yes, these folks generally have a profile (if it’s not the one they need), and they often have a network (even if it’s not the one they need), but they […]