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You Are the CEO of Your Career

By Brenda Goburn Smith / January 6, 2020 / Comments Off on You Are the CEO of Your Career

Yes, you are the CEO of your career. Almost everything in the workplace has changed from how work is done to how you move ahead. Your employer has dismantled its career ladder. There is no guaranteed career track for promotions. Now you must seriously give some thought to managing your career. You will need a…

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Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

By Brenda Goburn Smith / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

It seems everyone has a coach. We hear about coaches for lifestyle planning, careers, sports performance, etc. Even Tiger Woods has a coach! So, what is their purpose and value and could you benefit from their expertise? Coaches are often mentioned when discussing careers strategies, and we read about them in resume books. By definition,…

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You are the CEO of Your Career

By Brenda Goburn Smith / November 25, 2016 / Comments Off on You are the CEO of Your Career

Your employer has dismantled its career ladder. Now you must seriously give some thought to managing your career. You will need a strategy to take your career to the next level, and you must be agile, ready to pounce on unexpected opportunities. Even being willing to repackage your skills to move into a job that…

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Is It Time for a Job or Career Change?

By Brenda Goburn Smith / June 10, 2016 / Comments Off on Is It Time for a Job or Career Change?

There’s a Lot to Consider… There’s a saying in the careers industry that you’ll know it’s time to make a job or career change when you start asking yourself if it’s time to make a change. While there is truth to that, there’s more to making your decision. This guide will help you identify some…

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Think Like A “Free Agent” – Update Your Resume

By Brenda Goburn Smith / April 6, 2016 / Comments Off on Think Like A “Free Agent” – Update Your Resume

You must manage your career as a free agent. A resume helps you negotiate the best fit, placement, compensation, etc. Resumes should be updated every 12 months. Most people are not tracking their successes or documenting the acquisition of new skills. That information is necessary to show your value for business or career opportunities. Here…

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Your Job is Just a Part of Your Career

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 6, 2016 / Comments Off on Your Job is Just a Part of Your Career

There is often the misconception that if you have a job, you have a career, especially if you have held that job for the long-term. A job gives you short-term security. It supplies you with compensation, fringe benefits, an occupational title and shapes your work related responsibilities and performance obligations. When you commit to building…

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3 Tips to Proactively Manage Your Career

By Brenda Goburn Smith / March 2, 2014 / Comments Off on 3 Tips to Proactively Manage Your Career

You spend a lot of your more productive waking hours at work, but have you ever devoted a significant amount of time developing a long-range plan to manage your career?  If a promotion or raise comes along, you are happy, but do you have a 2-year, 5-year, or 10-year career plan? Take Tony, for instance,…

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Think You Have Job Security? 3 Reasons to Write Your Resume NOW

By Brenda Goburn Smith / January 13, 2014 / Comments Off on Think You Have Job Security? 3 Reasons to Write Your Resume NOW

Mary Katherine pulled into the parking lot and smoothly backed into the slot that had her name stenciled on the wall.  She felt her job security was solid with the recent promotion to Marketing Director, which was working out better than expected.  Her department respected her, and they were moving all the marketing projects on…

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If You Hate Monday Mornings, Fix Your Resume and Find Your Perfect Job!

By Brenda Goburn Smith / November 19, 2013 / Comments Off on If You Hate Monday Mornings, Fix Your Resume and Find Your Perfect Job!

Phillip does not need an alarm clock these days, he actually sings in the shower when getting ready to go to work at his new job. Talk about feeling lucky to have been matched to the perfect job for him. Well, it wasn’t really luck. He worked with a professional resume writer who probed him…

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