Thursday night, October 1st is part 3 of our Recesson-proof Your Career webinar series. Come on and join us. We will be talking about how to:
In my recent webinars on Recession-proofing Your Career, I have emphasized the importance of networking. I have also emphasized that networking via social media is an important part of that process. I have seen so many people who are complacent because they have jobs. As a result, they have few, if any, LinkedIn connections, and they have rusty, at best, connections outside of their internal network.
In many of my past articles, I have written about the importance of management’s influence on retention, productivity, morale, and employee satisfaction. You have heard me rant and rave about how “employees don’t leave organizations, they leave their managers.”
Well, there is a flip side to that coin too.
Every team member has a responsibility to effectively communicate with his or her manager. Let me say that a little bit stronger. You are primarily responsible for making sure communication with your manager is working.
Have you been laid-off or outsourced more than once due to mergers and acquisitions or the economy? Are you in a dead-end job that doesn't utilize your skills and talents? Are you uncertain about how best to market yourself and find work that's right for you?
I have teamed-up with career coach Laura A. Davis to offer this 3-part webinar series Recession-proof Your Career.
One of the common questions I hear from people is, “how do I know what motivates my people?”
Well, the answer is pretty simple.
That is a great question to ask - regardless of whether you have the title of leader or not. There is a tremendous amount of research, supported by the Gallup Organization and others, that indicates that people don’t leave their organizations, they leave their managers.
Have you been laid-off or outsourced more than once due to mergers and acquisitions or the economy? Are you in a dead-end job that doesn’t utilize your skills and talents? Are you in an organizational culture that doesn’t match your style? Are you uncertain about how best to market yourself and find work that’s right for you?
It's time to bust loose.
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.