Marketing Yourself – Media

When you are seeking a new job or networking to enhance your opportunities, you should always put your best foot forward. One of the ways you can do this is through thinking through the elements of a: Complete Communication Package. Last week we talked about the elements of this package, which included identifying your Market, Message, and Media as you …

Remote Work – The First Week!

Congrats!  You’ve landed the new job in a remote environment!  NOW, what do you do?  On one level, like any other new job, you’ll want to take definitive steps to make a good impression, get grounded in what needs to be done, and perform the work expected in a way that’s wildly successful!  We address many of those areas in …

Remote Work – It’s Offer Time!

Over the decades I’ve been involved in reviewing, making, approving, and coaching job offers, I can count on one hand the number of times when the person receiving the offer wasn’t glad to have received it.  They may not have liked the terms of the offer, but most people experience a huge relief in finally having received one! At this …

Remote Work – How to Interview for it

Like many areas of life, fundamentals will take you a long way, but there’s still a need for specificity to fine tune the nuances beyond those fundamentals. For example, John Wooden, probably one of the most famous college basketball coaches of all-time leading UCLA to a record-setting 10 NCAA championships over a 12-year period, is noted for having his players …

Remote Work – is it right for you?

Here we are…just over two years after Covid-19 changed the face of the workplace forever.  Companies that hadn’t ever explored remote work suddenly were forced into the situation of figuring something out or close their doors.   Most figured something out.  Companies that had pushed off remote work considerations as too difficult also came to realize that it wasn’t because …

Are You the Right Fit?  Ask Direct Questions!

Several years ago in our men’s Bible study, one of the guys shared some fascinating information regarding Jesus’ life on this earth.  The Scriptures record that Jesus asked over 300 questions, and we’re also told that while He was asked over 180 questions, He only directly answered 3.  Many times, He actually answered questions with questions of His own. Dale …

Are You the Right Fit?  Ask for References!

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away…   Nope, actually just a few years ago when I was coming out of college and looking for my first job, the common advice was to have “at the ready” at least three references.  I was advised to have these references on a separate sheet of paper with the people’s name, address, …

Are you the Right Fit?

As our four children grew from teenagers to adults, I became familiar with a new word that I hadn’t heard before:  “Adulting”   Our kids jokingly referred to the myriad of decisions and tasks they were encountering and making / doing as a semblance for “coming of age” into adulthood.  Of course, then I was curious and googled the definition, which, …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Double P’s!

When I was a teenager, I managed to get a job at the new McDonald’s restaurant opening up in my hometown of Hays, Kansas.  I learned very quickly that McDonald’s had a motto / philosophy built around QSC – Quality, Service, and Cleanliness.  It was in the corporate training videos.  It was in all the written materials.  There were descriptions …