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Are You Ready to Transform Your Career?

Despite the civil unrest in the country, or possibly because of it, professionals still need to design, build, and nurture their careers.  How are you doing? The more things change, the more they stay the same. We are not in unchartered territory. The events over the last 7 days in 2020 are eerily familiar.  Without …

5 Reasons to Leave Your Current Job

Do you see yourself in your current position in 5 years? What factors did you consider in making this determination? One of the reasons that my clients contact me is because they are unsure whether they want to stay in their current position or begin a job search. Some know that they have outgrown their …

Take The LEAD to Accelerate Your Career

Titles are official representations of control, duties and responsibilities. Titles give positional authority. Leadership, on the other hand, is representative of power and influence. Leadership is about what you say, what you do, how you engage, and how you support others. Leaders can be found making things happen at every level in a company from …

Our Careers Are As Individual As Our Fingerprints

Set aside time for a bit of reflection: What have you been told you “should” do in your career? What vocational limitations have been placed on you by others? What limited career advancement thinking have you adopted? The strategies that I implemented to advance my career may not work for you. What worked for your …

Nicki Sanders: From Hiring Manager to Career Strategist

‘Bad bosses stifle your learning. Good bosses develop your skills. Great bosses develop your career. Bad bosses tell you what to do. Good bosses ask how you’re doing. Great bosses ask how you want to make a difference.’  -Adam Grant According to Adam Grant, I am a great boss, LOL. In addition to being a …

Make a Results-Based Resume a Part of your Career Acceleration Plan

There was a time when you could walk into a company without an appointment and be hired after speaking directly with a hiring manager. There was a time when mailing or faxing a resume and cover letter was the norm. There was a time when your job competition may not be in a country on …

Task: Review 3 Job Descriptions Similar to Your Dream Job

As a Career Strategist, one of the things that I often recommend to clients is to search for and review job descriptions for jobs they may be interested in. The benefit of this task is two-fold; (1) select relevant keywords for resume and cover letter updates, and (2) as a reminder and confidence booster of …

I Am My Own Career Case Study

As a first generation college student, I was unsure if I wanted to be a teacher or a social worker. Not only was I a great student and natural helper, these were the only professional positions I was aware of outside of doctors and lawyers. Today I have a Master’s degree in social work and …

Have You Found Your Career Sweet Spot?

A career sweet spot is the zone where you are utilizing your unique abilities, qualities, or a combination of both to perform at your best or function most effectively in work that you enjoy. I am a Career Strategist. My career sweet spot is career advancement. It’s what I love and what I do well.  …

Where Are You Focusing Your Thoughts During The Coronavirus Quarantine?

I am grateful that there has been a slight shift in coronavirus pandemic coverage and mass media is now celebrating all essential workers and sharing more about coronavirus survivors and the good samaritans who are making a difference in their communities.  This pandemic has challenged our definitions of wealth, opportunity, and work/life balance. Although we …