Gen X "The Sandwich Generation" 10 Strategic Hiring and Retention Tips
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2015
• In your 30’s-early 40's and feel your career has stalled? • None of the standard workplace incentives motivate you? • Looking for a company where you really "fit" in? • Taken for granted, yet feel squeezed by the Baby Boomers and Generation Y? Welcome to Generation X! We are a small cohort of 44 million and are the filling in the population pyramid sandwich. We are squeezed by two generations who are double our size...
Conflict at Work? Learn about 4 Goals of Inter-personal, Misbehavior
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2015
Unhappy at work? Confused about why your coworkers/boss do what they do? Would you like to improve your relationships? Understand what motivates you and your colleagues. Cut the drama and increase cooperation and teamwork... I used to work as a Conflict Resolution Manager at a College of Business, Technology and Healthcare in beautiful, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I helped mediate conflict between faculty, st...
Giving Notice When you Leave Jobs: Should you do it?
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2015
Do people still give notice to their employer? Do employers have an obligation to give notice prior to layoffs? If you give notice, is the employer required to pay you for the 2 weeks? Can they show you the door that day? I hear stories all the time from employees and employers about outrageous behavior and things that should never occur in the workplace. Giving notice is topic which figures into many of these c...
HAWKS Basketball and Job Search: a Fresh Perspective!
by Sharon Cohen - Feb, 2015
Last month, I watched my first, live basketball game - the Atlanta Hawks in Philips Arena. They had a 17-0 winning streak during the month of January. As I watched the game, I noticed many similarities between a great basketball game and a successful job-search. We were invited to the game, by a friend was is an NBA referee. We had amazing seats with unobstructed sight lines! Our friend was working during the game an...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Google - Who's Googling you during your Job Search?
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
*Frustrated with your online job search? *Ever wonder what recruiters are searching for when they Google your name? *What does your online image and personal brand say about you? The main, Social Media sites are: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. They're often referred to as "The Big 3. "Job seekers routinely Google companies and interviewers prior to an interview. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that employe...
Digital Dirt, Online Canidate Review and Other Mysteries!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2014
What are recruiters reading about you online? Do you have digital dirt? Is this affecting your job search? My most popular workshops are on personal branding , social media audits and managing your digital dirt. Increasingly, job seekers are also requesting this content during individual, one on one coaching sessions. Are you prepared? There aren’t any consistent statistics on how many companies are checking out candi...
10 Strategies to Stand Out from the Crowd at a Career Fair!
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2014
How can you stand out? Who are you hoping to meet? What can you offer an employer? What are you hoping to learn? As part of the Career Management team, at Georgia State University's Robinson College, our business is to provide career management advising for job seekers and recruitment support for employers. We have 8,000+ students each semester and 11,000+ recruiters in our job-board databases. We host many, large...
Digital Dirt, Online Candidate Review and Other Mysteries!
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2013
What are recruiters reading about you online? Do you have digital dirt? Is this affecting your job search? My most popular workshops are on personal branding , social media audits and managing your digital dirt. Increasingly, job seekers are also requesting this content during individual, one on one coaching sessions. Are you prepared? There aren’t any consistent statistics on how many companies are checking out candid...
4 Career Solutions to 4 Types of Unemployment
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2013
I just read an interesting article about the 4 types of Unemployment. However, it left me wondering what job-seekers think of this. If you know the cause of your job loss, then what is the career solution? As a career advisor, I customize my approach to the client's unique needs. Debriefing the loss is essential for moving forward in your career. Only then can we formulate, an effective career action plan. Here are my ideas...
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