#RealTalk Category

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

“You are no bigger in your industry than your rolodex”

Of all the quotes in my lifetime, that is one that I took to heart and will never forget.  That quote came from a seminar leader at my first outside development event after college.  When I think about my connections in my field of Human Resources/Talent Management, it is evident that I took this to heart.  I know folk that do... Read More »

It just gets better with time

It just gets better with time

Have you noticed that Linkedin displays if the job you are after is on fire? Or, how many have applied?  This feature is a win/win for job seekers & job posters alike.  Use it to refine your job search strategies.  Love, love, love this feature.  (Linkedin) …just gets better with time. I feel a song coming on!   ... Read More »

Social Media and your Job Search

Social Media and your Job Search

Last weekend, I was invited to be a panelist at Columbia University School of Journalism Social Media weekend. The name of my panel was “Social Media and your Job Search”.  Luckily, one of the panelists was a dear friend Maggie Mistal that worked with me during my tenure at Martha Stewart Living.  The other panelist was my... Read More »

Author of my fate

Author of my fate

If you were asked to write a book about yourself what would it be?  Would your character be the most compelling such that if it was a movie, you could not keep your eyes of him/her.  The minute that your character appeared on the screen, the excitement level in the audience went up. As I was work out each morning, my Ipod is tuned... Read More »

End of the year strategy

End of the year strategy

Having just finished Thanksgiving we are now headed directly into the Christmas season. And before you can blink an eye, 2012 will be here. No matter where you are in your career journey, there must be milestones for review. Some people use an array of dates as reminders to have that conversation with themselves. I normally use my... Read More »

Are you ready for a cattle call?

Are you ready for a cattle call?

Cattle calls are auditions in which a large number of actors or performers try out for a role. Think of any interview you have also as a cattle call.  Can you imagine an actor that knows that they are heading for possibly the role of their life and not being prepared?  In other words they are not going to wing it. By winging it... Read More »

Your career has been cancelled

Your career has been cancelled

“I would advise all of them if they find another career, take it and do not look back”.  This statement came from a Captain in a local police force.  He was referencing the layoffs that had hampered the police department in a large east coast city.  Close to 200 officers had been laid off and according to the newspaper article,... Read More »

Why should a birthday be important?

Why should a birthday be important?

We all have heard the public announcement that informs you when the time changes (daylight saving time), change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Some do and some don’t.  We have also heard that around the end of the year, we are to make sure that we create New Year’s resolutions.  There are many reference points in... Read More »

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

“I do not see any need for LinkedIn.  I do not have a profile and don’t plan on getting one.” That statement came from my daughter reciting someone in her office talking about using LinkedIn.  When I hear this my statement is just wait till you are laid off.  When I see heavy activity on my LinkedIn feed, such as 5 or 6... Read More »

The Brand speaks for itself

The Brand speaks for itself

The text message read “They are proposing me for the new job of “account executive” As I read this I smiled with a sense of pride.  The text was from my daughter.  She got her first job post college and was into her 7th month of employ.  Now she was being considered for a huge promotion. One of the strongest aspects of our... Read More »

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