Tag «Strategic Career Management»

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 …

Conversation with Nicki Sanders and Sandy Saperstein, PhD, Lecturer, UMD and Senior Associate, Sharp Insight, LLC

Sandy Saperstein. PhD, is a Lecturer in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park and a Senior Associate for Research and Evaluation at Sharp Insight, LLC. Although her leadership skills were evident when she served as a safety patrol in elementary school, Sandy didn’t consider herself a leader when I first …

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 …

Thrive: One Size Doesn’t Fit All!

Have you ever seen a one size fits all tag on an article of clothing and immediately gotten a picture in your mind of a person who could not fit that clothing?! That’s the space I’m in with the uniform coronavirus business and career advice. Nothing fits everyone. There are best practices, but no hard …

CEOs, Is Corona Keeping You Up At Night?

Stay at home orders, layoffs, telework, homeschooling, bills, shopping, uncertainty, anxiety… Small Business Owners, we see you. Decrease your level of struggle and worry during this turbulent time with premium business support.  Profitable CEO believes in small businesses so much that the company is offering 14.9 million dollars in scholarships during the global coronavirus pandemic. …

Power Of The Pack: Women Who Support Women Are More Successful

Power Of The Pack: Women Who Support Women Are More Successful Shelley Zalis | ForbesWomen I always say a woman alone has power; collectively we have impact. Traditionally we have been taught to be competitive with one another, because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. It’s so clear that strategy doesn’t …

Clarity, Credibility, and Congruency

Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting: Clarity, Credibility, and Congruency “You are a brand and your career is your business.” Strategic Career Management is the lifelong process of investing resources into your career to maintain or increase your value in the workplace, undertake work that is personally satisfying, strive for work/life balance, and achieve financial security. Clarity …

If You Stay Ready, You Don’t Have to Get Ready!

Cupcakes and Conversations with Nicki Sanders Recap – March 2020 Episode “If You Stay Ready, You Don’t Have to Get Ready?“ In order to get ready, evaluate the following to determine threats to becoming job or career ready:  Health and Wellness National Disasters Recession or Depression Lay-Offs or Terminations Other Threats to Your Career Be …