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  Analyzing Your Process of Seeking Referrals and Leads
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2016
Every job-seeker struggles with a different aspect of job search. In your case, the career course, preparation and live networking came quite easily. Where you are currently struggling is increasing warm leads and referrals from your personal contacts. This is of major importance in conducting an effective MBA job search at your career and salary level. Consider the following: Since I wasn?t there to hear your conversations...
 
  Giving Notice: What do to When You Change Jobs
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2016
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? As a career coach, I often hear stories from both employees and employers about what really happens in the workplace. Giving notice is topic which figures into many of these conversations. The...
 
  What are your strengths and weakness': Conduct a SWOT Analysis to find out!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2016
“What are your strengths and weakness?” This question creates more fear in the heart of job seekers than any other. Most people dread this question and also don't understand the psychology behind it. Even if you're never asked this question in an interview, you must know how to answer it, in order to effectively compete for a job. Read on, to learn how to answer this question... Over the past ten years, I have worke...
 
  LinkedIn Job Search: True Story of a LinkedIn Letter that got Noticed!
by Sharon Cohen - Feb, 2016
One of my most popular workshops and career coaching topics is "LinkedIn Email Outreach Letters." Many people want to do this, but aren't sure how to navigate the technical intricacies and the etiquette. Recently, I helped a new, business client optimize his LinkedIn profile to attract employers. We optimized all the key sections based on his strengths and career goals. Then, we crafted a targeted LinkedIn Letter to a recr...
 
  Job-Search Analysis: Learn How to Job-Search like a Professional!
by Sharon Cohen - Aug, 2015
This week, I presented a webinar for business professionals on "How to Access the Hidden Job market." Within a few minutes of the presentation, I realized that there was a high level of frustration and discouragement with job search. So, I decided to take this webinar back to it's roots. I offered to do a live demonstration of a Job-Search Analysis and open the job search process to the group. Two of the webinar attendees...
 
  Why Interviews are Just Like Texas Hold 'Em Poker: Strategic Moves!
by Sharon Cohen - Aug, 2015
Strategic Moves! •Learn how to work with the cards you've been dealt. •Consider 'future cards' and future opportunities •Placing bets: what are your odds? •Survive multiple rounds and multiple interviews to get to the finish line and the job offer! Let's begin from the "flop." From the flop on, betting begins with the player to the dealer’s left, who can check or bet. When the employer has narrowed down the i...
 
  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...
 
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