So You’re the New Boss

Thinking about applying for a manager of an existing team? There are some unique challenges of taking over as a leader of an existing team. How do you gain credibility with the team? What do you do about a bad or low performing culture of an existing team? What if you were once a peer Read More …

Linked In Photo Tips

What is the point of your Linkedin.com photo?  Setting the right first impression.  People will determine if you can be trusted, if you are professional, and even if you will fit in with their company based on your picture.  It is what they see before your professional qualifications.  Prospective employers and customers will use the impression Read More …

Importance of Mentorships

I don’t think you can be in the business world without hearing about or reading articles about the importance of mentorship in your personal career success.  It has also been promoted as a key factor in gender equality which enables women to learn behaviors that will allow them to be successful in largely male-dominated STEM fields. Read More …

The Secret Job Market

Just what is the secret job market?  No it isn’t some underground website or exclusive membership to a secretive recruiting service, it is the market where there are jobs that aren’t posted. Yes, there are positions that are available that aren’t posted on any website.  This occurs because: someone hasn’t been told they are going Read More …

Personal Branding Series: Part 2

Personal branding is a journey.  There are three main steps: Self Discovery, Communication Plan, and finally Alignment.  This is the second part in a series that will dive deeper into personal branding; this part specifically about your Communication Plan. Use these articles along with the Personal Branding Self Assessment. Once you have completed the first step in Read More …