Red Flags That Scream “You Are Wasting Your Time And Talents In This Job!

Many clients seek me out because they hate their boss, their work or feel they are worth much more. They often are right but here is a quick summary of somethings to look for in yourself before you take that leap. And, do not quit unless you have a new job. The exception is verbal or sexual harassment which demands you go to HR immediately and file a complain. Call the police if you have been assaulted. Really! So, let's review other "red flags" to concur you must leave this job: As you look back at 2017 you can't think of one significant thing you've accomplished, learned or brought to fruition at work. You think you are not being paid what you are worth. But how do you know what you are worth? Research with surveys, recruiters and in LinkedIn groups. If you are not, you are worth more, so go. You have talents and gifts you don't get to use in your...
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Small Talk

Internal interview? Want to meet more of your e team and make a good impression? Then prepare. As the boy scouts say: “always be prepared”. Recently a client of mine was going to have breakfast with the CFO of her very large corporation. She did not know him well but wanted to create a relationship with him and have him keep her in mind when one of his direct reports moved on. We discussed what she needed to know and how she might conduct herself in the meeting. Here is how we broke it down. 1. Learn the issues the senior team is focused on Ideally everyone in the company should know the strategic priorities. She recognized that she needed to bone up on these so she knew them, too. She was thinking in advance what she will say to him. I suggested she read the meeting reports and ask others about him. She had and was going to outline them again for...
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