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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.

Are you promotable?

Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?

Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.

  1. Promotable: Employee is ready to be promoted or has the potential to be promoted.
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What to do when we realize we provided the wrong interview answer

wrong interview answer

Uhh yeah, wrong answer. How do you recover?

Wrong Interview Answer

What do you do when you realize that you provided the wrong interview answer? What do you do when you realize we could have answered an interview question more effectively after we have left the interview.

We have all done it.

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Job Reference follow up

job reference follow up

A beautiful gesture!

Job reference follow up

You would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these important contacts, that bridge may be burned. Today’s post is part three in a series of three posts on the topic of handling our references: how to strengthen the bond between us the candidate and our reference.

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How many job references?

job references

Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided?

How many job references should I provide? 

Congrats! We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing more than the ho-hum, standard 2-3 job references that the hiring company requested. 

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Overquaflied. The unintended signals your resume conveyed that declined you for the job

Overqualified

What do you think when this guy applies for your job?

Overqualified for the job

In my business, I meet a lot of overqualified candidates. How do I know they are an overqualified candidate? Here are a few statements I hear on a regular basis :

  • I didn’t hear back from the company and I could have done that job in my sleep.
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Career management, HR says 99% of employees are not pro-active with their careers

career management

Is your career moving as much as you are working? Hard work isn’t enough

Career Management

Are you practicing career management? Most of us think we are managing our career, but let me ask you the following questions:

  • Have you talked to your manager about your 3-year plan? (Yes, I said it,
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