Failing to find your dream job?

Here's a great quote from What Color is Your Parachute 2009.

"Most job hunters who fail to find their dream job fail not because they lack information about the job market, but because they lack information about themselves."

What are you bringing to the table as you approach new employers?

Consider the following.

Recession-proof Your Career by Building Your Network


According to What Color is Your Parachute 2009, the 5 worst ways to look for a job are:

Tip 26: Build Your Internal Network

Being well networked is not just something to do when looking for a job. Being well networked is critical for your long-term success within an organization too.

Unfortunately, many people get "comfortable" within their own department and role and don't take the initiative to expand their reach. In times of rapid change, this can be a huge mistake. Often times I see companies laying off people in one department and hiring people in other departments.

Checkout Our Library of Recorded Webinars Available for Immediate Download

Over the past few months we have been building a library of recorded webinars to help you maximize your team effectiveness. These are great opportunities to develop your skills while in the car or on the plane. Other teams have gathered in a conference room and listened/watched together.

Here are some brief descriptions of what's available for an immediate download:

Create a Healthy and Productive Team Culture

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The way that people treat each other in the workplace matters. When people are marginalized they tend to be compliant. When people feel like they matter, they WILL be committed.

Join me for Part 3: Team Culture of our Maximizing Team Effectiveness webinar series coming up on August 18th from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Looking for work? Think Shoulder Industries.

If you are looking for work, one place you might venture into is a completely new industry. Now, I know that for many this may cause hesitation. In fact I have heard people say, "I can't change industries."

Consider this. The new Chairman and CEO of General Motors was a former telecom executive at AT&T. Did AT&T manufacture cars, auto parts, or do anything even remotely related to cars? With the exception of driving their service vehicles to install or repair a phone line or cell tower, the answer is a resounding NO!

Have you heard about the chicken and the pig?

I just got back from an amazing trip to Cape Cod visiting my parents, brothers, nephews, and nieces. What a great reunion with all of the fun, chaos, and laughs that you would expect from a big family. Frankly, I reluctantly came home, feeling a strong sense of sadness living so far away from my family. But, as a result of the trip, I am now committed to getting home more than two or three times a year.

The Team Dimensions Profile


By Kathy Brohm
Being part of a team seems to infiltrate so many parts of our lives, whether it be as a family member, an athlete, or a project team member. Working as a team and within a team provides us with a sense of accomplishment when we successfully reach our goals and allows us to share that achievement with our teammates. More importantly, being part of a team allows us to explore our strengths and tap into areas that may not be tapped when working independently.

Do you lead by email? Get off your butt!

Twitter, facebook, instant messaging, webex, email, yada, yada, yada.

What's next?

Who knows?

But really, who cares anyways?

These are all tools (that supposedly help us do more with less). And that's all they are, just tools.They are not a replacement for building a relationship and connecting with people in person.

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