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 …

Are you the right fit? Network!

Few words are as dreaded in the job transition world as “networking!”  Over the years, when I’ve talked about this process (highlighted in Step #4, Search, in our Crossroads Career workbook entitled, “You Are Created for Good Works”), many people actually have a visceral physical reaction to their perception of reaching out to complete strangers and trying to have a conversation that …

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 …

Reconnect for Success

Maintaining your professional network is important in every season of your career. When things are really good it’s easy to forget how important it is to maintain them, and then we tend to react when things go south by calling on relationships we haven’t maintained. Avoid these pitfalls and make sure that in every season of your career you work at …

Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part Two

Multiply Your Results Personal referrals will power your networking. With each new connection you make, use the name of the person who referred you. Not only ask for help, but also for referrals to others who might be willing to help. Conclude your call, email or message with, “Thank you for your help. Who else do you know who can …

Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part One

You never know who knows who. Bill, an unemployed sales manager, took his car for maintenance. While waiting, he and the service manager struck up a conversation. The service manager asked, “What do you do, Bill?” Bill shared that he was unemployed and looking for a job. “What kind of job?” asked the service manager.  Bill replied, “I’m looking for …

The Super-Secret Strategy to Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn – Part Two

Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn One of the main components of the LinkedIn search engine algorithm are keywords. You want to create and utilize keywords that demonstrate that you are seeking to serve your clients, customers and companies that may employ you. Keywords are attractive and thought-provoking words or phrases that describe what you do best. They draw attention …

The Super-Secret Strategy to Make the Right Connections on LinkedIn – Part One

Have you ever wondered if creating and posting your profile on LinkedIn would be worth the time and effort? I have. Many of my coaching clients rarely have a LinkedIn profile they are happy with if they have one at all. The fact is you should have a profile. Once you have created one, this blog post will help you to make the right …

Get Noticed. Get Hired. Here’s How.

Much has been written about the hiring process taking longer than ever. It’s not unusual to see qualified, smart people unemployed for many months. The purpose of this article isn’t to lament issues created by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or broken recruiting processes, it’s to teach you to smash those barriers to bits. Engage with the company you’re targeting. Here’s how. …

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …