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Category: Career development

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep insights beyond the typical “sit up straight!” and “dress to impress!” tips we hear too much. Below you’ll find the 12 best tips to help before, during and after your interview.

7 Career Mistakes To Avoid

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it has never been more difficult to advance your career or to make a job change. Whether it is early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, the challenges are daunting. The good news is that there is a lot of free help on the internet, in bookstores and in a variety of support groups.

Searching for a New Role? Networking and Job Boards at Top Says SFG Research Study

How do you find a new role in today's job market? As an outplacement firm we get asked that question every day. In our quest to answer it we are constantly gathering information from candidate experiences, and how they are finding jobs.

Ask a Career Coach - Three Key Elements to Developing a Personal Brand

One discussion topic that has been actively discussed with our career coaching consultants is how to best advise our clients on the development of a personal brand.

Don’t Sabotage Your Resume – Use Keywords Not Buzzwords

Are resume keywords and buzzwords the same? No. Knowing the differences can be a deciding factor of a successful resume or LinkedIn profile versus being lost in the shuffle.

The Five Career Coaching Steps to Help You Prepare for Your Corporate Divorce

What if someone came to you and said “You will be going through a corporate divorce in your future. Everything is going well today but 10 years from now you will no longer be part of our organization”.

If You’re Not Networking, You’re Not Working

Recently, having dinner with friends the subject of dreading networking came up. For many it’s exactly that – a dreadful situation. However, networking is likely to be your most fruitful job search or career transition activity.

Career Coach – Five Ideas On How To Create a Personal Brand

Need help creating a personal brand?

Can I Really Have A Career That I Love?

As adults we spend the biggest part of our lives working in our career, so if it’s a mediocre career, often it translates into a mediocre life, an existence that is just okay with some ups and some downs.  And unfortunately, those who want a better than average career and life are often frustrated as they work hard and follow the accepted career advice but still experience little career mobility and or a constant sense of dissatisfaction.  When their efforts don’t bear fruit, they give up hoping and trying, and start treating their job as a “nine-to-five necessity”.

Are you dissatisfied with your Career?  Perhaps you need to CARE

Studies have shown that career success is illusive for many, if not most, of us.  At any point, the majority of employed adults have a level of dissatisfaction with their job and career.  We can vouch for this fact!  In our firm’s work with thousands of professionals over the years we have found that most people are in the midst of a mediocre career.  This fact has a large impact on every other aspect of their life.

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