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The Journey of a Career Transition: David A. Durbin

May 15, 2014 By Lynnette Dobberpuhl | Write Comment

My name is David Durbin.  In late 2013, I made the difficult decision to leave a company that I had been part of for almost 20 years.  I was fortunate in that I was able to make this choice when many others don’t have that good fortune.  That said, it didn’t make the career transition...more >>

What is your value?

January 3, 2014 By admin | Write Comment

Are you planning on making a change in your career or starting a job search in 2014? More than 70% of people who leave a job do so because they feel "under-valued". While they may feel under-valued, it is their ability to promote and demonstrate their perceived value to a potential new employer that will...more >>

“Reinventing” Yourself

October 29, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

If you are thinking your career needs to be reinvented, here are some things to consider. Think of employers as "buyers" of our services, and realize that buyers are proactively looking to buy what they value. So as you look to reinvent yourself, how are you positioning and promoting your new services or capabilities as...more >>

Your Career Development Plan

October 7, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Who is responsible for your career development? - You? - Your Manager? - The Leadership Development Director? - The Organization? The easy answer is that all are responsible. But, while all share some responsibility, it is you who bears the greatest burden to make your career work out in your own interest. When an objective...more >>

Your Job Search is Not about You – Interviewing

September 26, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

In a previous post, I talked about how networking is Not about You. Interviewing is similar, in a different setting. Your goal is to build friendly relationships and show genuine interest in all those you encounter. This makes you memorable. Ask about challenges they face. Promote your skills and abilities in the context of helping...more >>

Your Job Search is not about You – Networking

September 26, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

If this is true, who is your job search about? It doesn’t mean you don’t manage your search. So how is it "not about you"? Please allow me to explain this theory. I just read an article called (I’m paraphrasing), “10 Guaranteed Methods of Successful Networking”. The essence of its guidance was to use a...more >>

Life and Career Success – What is it?

September 20, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

The Definition of Success: I previously discussed that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” as it relates to being a workaholic. How does that old saying work relative to success in life or your career? First off, it has to be your personal definition. Not that of your parents. Not that of your...more >>

Expand your Horizons and Renew your Passions

August 27, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

There is frequent debate about what constitutes a workaholic, and there is an old saying that says, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  When we see someone who steadfastly pursues a goal, we may consider them to be passionate. Or, are they being self-interested? Which is more accurate? Can you be too single-minded...more >>

What Do YOU Think You’re Worth?

August 20, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

So you’re sitting with your boss, and you’re going over his comments in your annual performance review meeting.  He notes that you’re a great team player, and you’re always there to take on a new task, regardless of its importance (or lack thereof).  Nothing is beneath you.  You’re always on time for work, and stay late whenever required.  The...more >>

“Hidden job market” or Hidden Talent?

August 15, 2013 By admin | 1 Comment

If you are in job transition, you may have heard of the "hidden job market". The hidden job market spoken of by many career/job search professionals refers to jobs that have not been posted, or advertised. I would offer that it is NOT the jobs that are hidden (as recruiters and hiring organizations are acutely...more >>