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Category: Career management

Five Top Tips for Using Job Boards Effectively

With competition so fierce on job boards, it’s essential candidates hit all the right notes. Here are some tips for improving your success rate.

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.

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.

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.

What Can We Learn from the 3% of Professionals That Have a Truly Successful Career?

Our research shows that only 3% of professionals have a career of sustained success, what are they doing differently than the rest of us?

Get to the Core of Your Career Success

In our book, “Don’t Dread Monday,” we introduce a powerful concept that is helping thousands of people re-engage and find sustained career success. And companies are realizing huge benefits.  This concept is called "passionate core". Simply put, each of us has two or three unique needs that have to be met in our job. These core needs are really the source of our motivation. When these core needs are being met we have exponentially more mental and physical energy. When the core needs are not being met, we go through the motions, not really satisfied with our work regardless of the money or recognition that our company throws our way.

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