Posts tagged "jobs"

"Don't Pick Your Teeth" And Other Communicating Tips

Yesterday I met with a new networking contact.  We sat at a small table in the lobby of a large hotel downtown and talked for about an hour.  During that 60-minute period my colleague made eye contact with me for about 4 seconds.  The rest of the time her eyes were darting at her shoes,... Read more »

18 things to do when you get the SH....kicked out of you!

Last week was one those “if I ever have another one of these weeks, I’ll crumble into a heap of utter despair and hopelessness”…..yes, on hindsight it was that bad. As business owners we know that things don’t always go the way they want them to….these “bumps in the road” always involve people….god, if we... Read more »

6 big business mistakes I made and what I learned

Here are 6 mistakes I’ve made in business…I hope you can learn from my mistakes: #1 I was born an entrepreneur. I turned my back on that fact for most of my career. It was too scary and unpredictable. I settled for corporate America and a “sure thing”. What a mistake! After four lay-offs and... Read more »
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4 Things I Wish I'd Said

1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised... Read more »

Why It's So Hard to Change

Last night a good friend called me and started complaining about his job. He’s worked there for 3 years and hates everything about it….his boss, his co-workers, his customers, his cube…..it goes on and on. I usually let him rant for a few minutes so he can vent. But last night was different….”why don’t you... Read more »

15 ways to increase your value.

The name of game today is value…..how do you contribute to the marketplace? Here are fifteen ways to increase your market value: 1. Become a resource for others 2. Connect people to help them grow their networks and business 3. Continuously add new skills to your inventory…i.e. programming, certifications 4. Write a blog 5. Know... Read more »
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Six trends in the world of careers today….as I see it….Jan Marino’s Trending

Short gigs will become the norm….companies (particularly tech companies) will hire contractors for short-term projects. You can demand top dollar and get it. Start branding yourself on Linkedin now and build business relationships with contract search firms. Retiring at the age of 65 is a concept of the past. People will be working well into... Read more »

Unemployment Blues....there's hope!

Last night I facilitated a group of 12 professionals going through career transition. They were probably the most fearful, negative group I’d seen. I could feel the bad energy as each of them arrived…. bringing their own sad tale of being downsized or fired. On top of everything else, the video equipment decided not to... Read more »

How to Master Face-to-Face Business Conversations

I have had several “missions” in my life.  Over the years, I’ve taken on saving the adverb, reinventing networking and spreading the word about career management.  I’m proud to report that the adverb is thriving, networking is becoming more adventurous and career management is growing.  My latest mission is to bring back the art of... Read more »
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Customers, Revolt!

I’ve always believed that the best way to show your displeasure with a vendor or merchant is to simply not go back.  Don’t do business with them ever again.  However I’m going a step farther this time because I believe this retailer can be saved….Best Buy…I really don’t want to see them close.  However, they... Read more »
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    YOU are the product. YOU are valuable. YOU are on a mission and I can help guide you become even more successful. I know how to develop an dynamic personal brand. I'm the manager of the Linkedin Chicago group (87,000 members). I'm a business owner-High Gain Companies, Inc. I've worked for several large corporations including Octel and Bank of America. I've been down-sized, right-sized, over-sized and under- sized What does this mean for you? It means I can be a resource for you-I share everything tip and lesson I've learned in my blogs. Enjoy!

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