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Many professionals feel nervous and uncertain about their future job security. There’s no magic formula to preserve your security, however, there are steps you can take that may help.

  1. Assume responsibility for tasks/projects that no one else wants to do because it’s tedious, technical and/or complex, but vital to the department and company.
  2. Be flexible and assume greater levels of responsibility, so that replacing you would be very costly to the company.
  3. Be a team player and make every effort to support your immediate supervisor and peers.
  4. Avoid political discussions and the temptation of marking negative comments about the company and any employees.  Also, claim that your role is to be a team player and to do what is best for the organization.
  5. Capitalize on every opportunity to learn new technology/software to increase value to the organization. Although there are no guarantees in life, these tips will be helpful.

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How Can I Hold on to My Job in a Very Volatile Climate?

There is no magic formula... but there are steps you can take that may help.

August 9t‍‍‍h,  2017

How Can I Avoid Anxiety in an Interview?

Treating an interview more like a business meeting Q & A makes things less stressful on you... but be prepared.

August 16th,  2017

The answer is to understand that the role of an interviewer is not to intimate you, but to insure that you are relaxed.  Human Resource Recruiters want to recruit the best available talent, and they realize that the only way to achieve this goal is to place the job candidate at ease.  Once you realize this fact going into an interview, you will be much more relaxed.  Just tell yourself that you are going to meet some highly professional people who want to have a discussion, it’s not an interrogation.  As a former Human Resources Executive, my role was to create a positive experience for each job candidate, so that I could see who they were in a relaxed setting, not in an intimidating setting.  So don’t fear interviews, they are designed to make you feel very comfortable.

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Being Fired/Let Go Has Shaken My Confidence.

‍‍‍‍‍‍However, we live in an era where job loss is very common place. Knowing how to deal with this reality is best known before it may happen...

August 22th,  2017

If this was twenty years ago, I could understand this reaction.  However, we live in an era where job loss is very common place.  There are so many factors that result in job loss including economic conditions, more competition, mergers/acquisitions, company relocation, typical corporate politics, and a constant pursuit on the part of companies to downsize.  One typical cause is salary and age.  If you’re making too much, you’re a target of the bean counters.  An older workforce drives up healthcare premiums, so companies try to reduce the average age of their workers.  Ironically, your job title, career advancement and salary are often a result of promotions, in recognition of hard work and achievements.  Therefore, you’re being let go as a result of your accomplishments.  The bottom line is that you simply do not have control over certain situations, and blaming yourself is just a waste of time and energy.  I’ve seen people let go that were super achievers, team players and very loyal.  None of this matters when you’re a statistic on a spreadsheet.  So pick yourself up, stop with the woe is me reaction, and have confidence in your ability and value to another employer.

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If I'm let go, should I work with a career coach?

A career coach can take an objective look at your skills, experience occupations , position level and ...

August 25th,  2017

Absolutely!  

There are a number of reasons to work with a Career Coach after being fired.  The most important reason is to have a source of motivation, so that you’re not spending your time licking your wounds and blaming yourself.  A Career Coach can take an objective look at your skills, experience occupations, position level, salary and industry experience to determine your marketability.  A Career Coach can also determine whether you need to be reinvented to maximize your marketability and market value.  Once this process is complete, a Career Coach can package you on paper including all key/scanable words to define you in a way that demonstrates the value you bring to an organization.  Once you’re motivated, defined and packaged right, a Career Coach can work with you on job search strategies and interviewing techniques.

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How Do I Change Careers Without a Salary Cut?

‍‍‍‍‍‍If we make a dramatic shift in career, we can end up back at an entry level salary... How can this be avoided...

August 30th,  2017

Let’s face it, we all have financial commitments and need to maintain our lifestyle.  If we make a dramatic shift in career, we can end up back at an entry level salary.  For example, if I am a sales Account Executive who’s tired of quotas, making a change to human resources will bring me back to a beginners salary, because these skills are not transferable to my new role.  However, if I leverage my skills into a position that views my sales experience as a plus, I can maintain or even increase my salary.  So, if I’ve been in sales my entire career, I can shift to customer relationship management or sales support/sales administration.  Each of these roles would benefit from my experience in sales and the skills used in sales are similar to those I will need in these new positions.  The goal is to find a role where an employer will view your prior history as an ideal match for a new career.

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How D‍‍‍o I Get My Resumé to Stand Out?

Statements that convey value are key... using the correct value added keywords and phrases is the key...

September 6th,  2017

The vast majority of people construct a resumé like a job description versus a marketing piece.  Given this fact, they fail to answer a question posed by a prospective employer.  Most employers want to know what value you will bring to their company.  Let’s say you are a human resources professional and state that you are involved in policies, procedures, employee relations, and benefits.  How does this statement convey value?  Don’t all human resources professionals perform the same functions?  What if you talk about your role as a change catalyst and transformation professional with active participation in reinventing your company?  If you’re a School Teacher and state that you develop lesson plans, no one will be impressed with the obvious.  What if you state that you develop lesson plans and activities to encourage creativity and critical thinking?  Language is powerful and it tells a story of who you are, and what value and attributes you can bring to the table.

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Am I still marketable after 50?

‍‍‍However, you must first consider the obstacles to hiring someone over 50 and address each of them...

September 12th,  2017

The short answer is absolutely.  However, you must first consider the obstacles to hiring someone over 50 and address each of them, while emphasizing the benefits of hiring a mature professional.  Let’s begin with the obstacles.

Healthcare Costs – Employers do not want to increase the average age of their workforce, which will result in higher insurance premiums.

Age Discrimination – Employers are fearful that if they had to terminate an employee over 50, they could face an age discrimination suit.

Salary – Most people over 50 come to the table with a wealth of experience and a price tag that goes with it.So how do we get around these obstacles?

Healthcare – If you are covered, or can be covered under a spouse’s insurance, state so in your cover letter.

Age – If you are willing to work on a 1099/contractor basis, it eliminates the threat of a law suit.  If you expect employment on a 1099 basis, you can negotiate salary and build in increases that cover insurance premiums.

Experience – Emphasize the many advantages of experience.  Focus on the cost/benefit of your skills and experience to offset any concerns about salary and benefits.  In many cases, a more productive and experienced employee can achieve greater output and results, which will more than offset any salary or benefit concerns.

The goal is to be creative and mitigate risks to employers while effectively selling advantages.  

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Am I still mark‍‍‍et‍‍‍able after 50?

Ironically, many of the employees with the highest sal‍‍‍aries have been the most productive and...

September 20th,  20‍‍‍17

The short answer Absolu‍‍‍tely...


We live in a time when companies are trying to run lean and cost efficient operations.  Ironically, many of the employees with the highest salaries have been the most productive and results-driven.  This is the reason why their salaries are higher.  In many respects, one can say that these employees eventually become the victim of their own success.  So, how can this problem be avoided?  The key to termination avoidance lies in an understanding of your company’s salary structure.  Every job title has an entry level, mid-point and maximum salary.  Mid-point is fair market value for the position.  When your salary begins to exceed mid-point and move towards maximum for that range, you are being overpaid, and companies realize this fact.  The goal is to get promoted within your company before or soon after mid-point.  You go to a higher level salary range and remain below or at mid-point.  If you can’t get promoted within your company, then try to obtain a higher position outside of your company.  Another problem with pay beyond mid-point is that your salary becomes harder to market on a lateral move, since prospective employers do not want to over pay you either.

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