Your brand story is exactly that, a story It should tell me who you are in a story format. It should NOT be a diatribe of your accomplishments but it should be a short story that tells your passions, your strengths and your goals I wrote previously on the process of writing your brand story […]
Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career
Career Pivot made the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career We made the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career list with a website that is only 19 months old. I say “we” because I could not have done this without your support. I first want to say Thank You! Let’s take a look […]
Talents versus Skills – Do you know the difference?
Talents versus Skills Can you differentiate between your talents versus skills? Do you know what talents you have? Do you know what skills you have? For most of us, the answer to both questions will be I do not know. We might be able to say something about our skills but …. talents…. well…. Most of us have […]
Asking for AIR – Advice, Insights, and Recommendations
Advice, Insights, and Recommendations Frequently, when people use their contacts to try to change jobs or careers, they make one of several mistakes: They spend the whole time talking about themselves They spend the whole time asking questions the other person doesn’t feel comfortable answering They squander the opportunity and forget to meet their primary […]
Resource Action – It is Not About You!
It is Not About You! This is something that has been repeated frequently in the last couple of weeks. I have had discussions with many who have been affected by resource actions, the politically correct way of saying lay off, at companies like IBM, Merck, AMD, Dell,…. I was talking last week with a former IBM […]
Over 60? Have you thought of a portfolio career?
Have you thought of a portfolio career? If you are over 60 and will have to work well past the normal retirement age of 65, you might well consider a portfolio career. I am currently reading the most popular book on the topic – And What Do You Do?: 10 Steps to Creating a Portfolio […]
Over 50 and Long Term Unemployed – What Do You Do?
Over 50 and Long Term Unemployed What do you do if you are over 50 and long-term unemployed? At six months the moments of self-doubt start to creep in. Will I ever work again? When will I feel useful again? When will this end? Baby Boomers in general, but particularly men get their self identifies […]
Larry Bird, Winners, Talents and Skills
Winners, Talents, and Skills I was looking for a quote about talents and skills. I found the following quote from Hall of Fame Basketball player Larry Bird: A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals Larry Bird […]