Recently I visited the offices of the Indianapolis Urban League to speak to a group of young professionals. They are interested in working to improve Central Indiana through a variety of initiatives, and wanted to learn more about networking. I often give these presentations to jobseekers and other groups, and the conversation almost always takes […]
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Coaching. Clear communication. Goal setting. Mentoring. Feedback. Relationship building. Delegation. The first time you were promoted, was it because you could do any of those things well? Think about it. Probably not.
If you’re looking to get a new job here in Central Indiana, you’re either applying for a position within your current employer, or looking at a different company entirely. In either case, you need to sell the benefit of being an internal candidate versus being an external candidate, or vice-versa. Here’s how. © Flickr User […]
Doing something of value is hard work. I have personal experience. Creating a business is hard. Finding ways to show your value is harder. But the hardest part of my professional career has been articulating my strengths. Potential clients did not see the immediate benefit I could contribute to their business. I could give possible […]
I speak with jobseekers here in Central Indiana all the time. Most have questions for me, and often I have questions for them. But there’s one question I just can’t bring myself to ask people, even though I kind of want to. That’s because it’s so unbelievably direct that it may upset people. And while […]