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  • Stop Making Random Efforts and Conduct an Effective Job Search
    by Sherri Edwards - June 12, 2018
    In my last post, I covered the reasons why a passive job search typically does not produce the desired or longer-term results. An effective job search begins with taking a controlled approach, which is very much the same as building a business. You need to know what you want to accomplish, who your target market is, what they need and if you can supply it (for the right price). Once you have established what you want, you can...
  • Get More of What You Want Out of Your Career and Life
    by Sherri Edwards - April 18, 2018
    If you are ready to get more of what you want out of your career and life, then take control. It’s time to be accountable for your actions. Here are some simple tips that can help turn things around. 1. Write down everything. Stop trying to remember everything as if it is all equal, hoping it comes to mind exactly when you need it. Writing down everything you need to do allows you to prioritize. But then it has to be...
  • Adapt, Adjust and Overcome
    by Sherri Edwards - April 3, 2018
    News reports indicate a big decline in unemployment and a steady increase in jobs. This news could be interpreted by many people to mean that getting the job of their dreams will be easy. There are also many “help wanted” signs displayed in windows and on job boards. These clues could imply to some that employers are becoming more desperate and that keeping a job is easy. Don’t let the numbers give you false...
  • Connecting vs. Clicking
    by Sherri Edwards - March 13, 2018
    When I started my business, my goal was to help others find rewarding work and, through that process, help build better workplaces. The mission hasn’t changed, although along the way the path has been adjusted to keep up with the times. Listening to different perspectives In pursuit of that mission, I started a networking group in 2001. The group was born from the concept that more brains working together are bette...
  • Knowing When It Is Time to Get Help with Your Job Search Strategy
    by Sherri Edwards - February 1, 2018
    There are many reasons behind why people stay stuck or prolong an unsuccessful job search process. If you have been unemployed or stuck in an undesirable role for an extended period of time, it’s probably time to evaluate why your circumstances have not changed. Blaming external factors won’t change anything, but changing your approach will. For many people, that’s a tough nut to crack. Outside assistance may...
  • Interview Preparation Tips That Make a Difference
    by Sherri Edwards - January 8, 2018
    You’ve waited for months to finally get invited to the interview for your dream job, and tomorrow the big day will have arrived. Excitement and enthusiasm about the role can add a lot and sometimes even push a candidate to the top of the choices. But if you’ve not prepared sufficiently, neither excitement nor enthusiasm will take the place of carefully thought-out responses to interview questions. In the past yo...
  • SOMETIME is Not a Day of the Week
    by Sherri Edwards - December 1, 2017
    When I was a kid, it seemed like the school year was endless and summer took forever to arrive. As an adult, time has measurably sped up and June comes too quickly. It used to be common for me to discount an idea and not give it another thought because it would take ten years to accomplish it. In hindsight, ten years goes by pretty fast, and I wish I had made some better choices. Now the years fly by, and there never seems to...
  • Hold yourself accountable for your choices and goals.
    by Sherri Edwards - November 10, 2017
    You’ve talked about starting a business, getting a new job or maybe buying a home. For longer than you care to remember, you have wanted to accomplish something major that will improve your life, but nothing has happened. What’s stopping you? Without going into any possible psychological reasons we sabotage ourselves, we can look at some very simple and highly probable reasons things haven’t moved forward....
  • Communicate Effectively to Get What You Want
    by Sherri Edwards - October 10, 2017
    Are you overloaded with communications all day, every day? I know that I am! It seems like many of us spend an inordinate amount of time reading emails and texts, and watching and listening to news clips, videos and sound bites, yet very few messages are received with the sender’s true intent. It’s startling to see how many duplicate messages from advertisers land in my inbox and how many unnecessary texts I receiv...
  • Nag, Nag, Nag
    by Sherri Edwards - September 1, 2017
    A recent discussion prompted a deeper look into nagging and/or micromanaging. Both behaviors have negative connotations, although each may actually be necessary due to someone else’s unresponsiveness or bad behavior. So why do the naggers get the bad rap while the people who prompt it continue on as if they aren’t part of the problem? Let’s start with an analysis of one the problems. There seem to be diffe...