Phone interview tips to get hired

phone interview tips

Phone interview tips to get hired A while back I started a blog series on how to improve your chances at each stage of the interview process. In the first two parts I focused on the top of the funnel – specifically, how to make your application and resume jump out of the applicant pool […]

Job search strategies – the multi-channel application

job search strategies

Job search strategies – the multi-channel application Without question, the biggest challenge I hear about from the people I lead and coach, is how difficult it has become to stand out from the massive crowds of people applying for every job. How to find a job?  Well, the internet, frankly, has made it a lot […]

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting Unicorns “A” Players Game Changers Full Stackers Just about every manager I know has hung their hiring hopes on the pursuit of mythical creatures. The unicorn in particular. To one degree or another, it’s always been this way I guess, but to me, our obsession with […]

The 4 Best Business Books I’ve Read This Year

The 4 Best Business Books I've Read This Year

The 4 Best Business Books I’ve Read This Year One of my personal goals for 2015 was to read one book a week. In my opinion we all need to be investing more time learning and expanding our expertise and spending a little less time focused on the day to day minutia of our jobs. […]

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year There are three questions I get asked over and over again by friends and readers who care about advancing their careers. How do I convince my boss to give me a promotion or raise? How do I deal with a colleague who seems determined to F up […]

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I'd Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my younger self. Mostly I’ve been thinking about all the mistakes I made early on in my career. Check out this slide-share and see the 6 pieces of advice I’d give the 25 year old version of […]

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change In my experience, the greatest moments for career advancement come in times of uncertainty and disruption. I know this sounds counter intuitive but its very true and something most of us overlook or won’t admit. During highly tumultuous periods, like in an acquisition or […]

The 6 Managers You DON’T Want to Be

The 6 Managers You DON'T Want to Be

The 6 Managers You DON’T Want to Be A short story about the 6 types of managers you don’t want to be if you want to get ahead in your career. There are many paths to the top of the corporate ladder … except these. The 6 managers you don’t want to be from Brendan […]

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy One of the most common questions I hear when I talk to people about their careers goes something like this: “How come nobody cares about the work I’m doing? I’m reliable, I’m never late with my projects, and I hardly ever make mistakes. Meanwhile, people around […]

The Biggest Reason Smart Managers Fail

The Biggest Reason Smart Managers Fail

The Biggest Reason Smart Managers Fail In my experience, the biggest reason talented managers don’t advance as quickly as they should is that they don’t fully understand the playing field they’re on. We make false assumptions about corporate dynamics which cause us to build sub optimal strategies for our advancement. We all want to believe […]