Grateful for Technology and Jobs

What role does technology play when it comes to your job search? For many people technology is used almost 100% in their job search. Job boards, LinkedIn, and even creating a resume is done on a computer or tablet. In this day and age it is (virtually :)) impossible to look for, apply or get your resume together without utilizing …

A Career Roadmap

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were long family road trips where we piled into the station wagon, loaded up with snacks and headed out. It was always an adventure, and the journey was just as fun as arriving at our final destination. My Dad would map out our route. We’d have a plan, but I also recall the …

Marketing Yourself: Using LinkedIn to Partner with God in the Marketplace

LinkedIn is a vast universe of opportunity and has experienced rapid growth year over year since its launch in 2003. When I first began coaching professionals to use LinkedIn in 2013, there were 130 million people on the social media platform. As of today, there are over 850 million people in over 200 countries using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a tremendous …

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 …

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 …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Core!

As we introduced last week, we are delving deeper into the topic of corporate culture and how to determine if you’re the right fit for the organization you’re pursuing. The eight clues we’re proposing are by no means a silver bullet to ensure everything works out, but we believe that if you follow through with these 8 clues, your odds …

Why Are You Leaving Your Job?

Sometimes you’re just ready to move on from your current role or company into something new! Whether it’s the company culture, team dynamics, compensation, supervisor, nature of work, or a combination of these; you are just feeling like you need to switch things up a bit and get into something fresh. Any or all of these rationales are fine, but …

Pursuing That First Job as A New College Graduate

You’re coming up on graduation from college. Congratulations!  It’s a great accomplishment to gain the tangible proof of all your hard work: a diploma. The hope is, all that hard work will land you a career where you’ll thrive, be fulfilled, and not the least of which… pay your bills! So, what’s the best way to FIND that job, and …