The 12 Things Every Applicant Needs to Know

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On September 1, 2017
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  • before accepting a job offer, job offer, key information for job applicants, what job applicants need to know
Introduction: If you are fortunate enough to have recently received a job offer what are the things you need to know before accepting? I suggest the following are the twelve things every applicant needs to know before “signing on the dotted line”.   Critical Information You Need to Know:   Supervisor – who will be […]
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Does Solid Performance Lead to Career Advancement?

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On August 1, 2017
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  • Career progression and performance, introverts, Passed over for promotion, Solid performance and career advancement
Introduction Does solid performance lead to career advancement?  Can employees rely upon their manager or supervisor to always act in their best interests and, by extension, give them  consideration when new opportunities or promotions become available?  Does a good performance management system ensure that the best candidates get promoted?  These are some of the questions […]
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How Recruiters are Losing the War for Talent

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On July 1, 2017
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  • poor interviews, recruiter behaviour, talent war, war for talent
Introduction I’ve been reading a lot of articles recently on the so-called “War for Talent”.  The line of argument goes something like this: ‘Baby Boomers” will be retiring in huge numbers over the next few years. There are huge skills gaps emerging in the workplace, and not just in the IT field; Companies have to […]
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The Three Biggest Misconceptions About Coaching

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On June 1, 2017
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  • coaching misconceptions, cost of hiring a coach, mistaken impressions of coaching
Introduction: When I meet someone for the first time and they ask me about my Leadership Coaching practice there are invariably three major misconceptions they express: Coaching is the exclusive preserve of senior executives; Coaching is expensive; Coaching entails a substantive, long-term commitment by the person being coached.  This reinforces their perceptions around numbers 1 […]
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Practical Job Search Tips for Older Applicants

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On May 2, 2017
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  • job search tips, older applicants, older workers
One of my clients is an older individual who was recently downsized by a major organization.  Being over age 50 and a long-service employee he was concerned about how to compete in today’s job market.  A recent article he read in an established business journal offered quaint advice for older applicants such as updating your […]
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Developing Resilience

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On March 27, 2017
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  • developing resilience, resilience
Psychologist Susan Kobasa, has stated that there are three necessary factors to foster resilience: 1) the ability to look upon failure as a learning experience; 2) a strong sense of commitment, both to ideals and people; and 3) the capacity to focus energies upon situations over which control can be exerted. Given this situation how […]
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The Value of Resilience

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On March 1, 2017
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  • resilience, value of resilience
Recently a colleague asked me what I thought was the most important skill or attribute that was required in today’s workplace. A number of qualities immediately came to mind:  communication skills, interpersonal skills, a commitment to ongoing learning, versatility, were just some of the ideas that popped into my head.  However, after reflecting upon the question for […]
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Using Metrics in your Job Search

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On February 1, 2017
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  • job search, metrics, using metrics in job search
Peter Drucker once wrote “That which gets measured gets done!” As with any work initiative the measurement of outcomes and the ongoing evaluation of performance is critical to your ongoing success. Job search is no different. One piece of advice I often suggest to job seekers is that you should routinely and methodically track every […]
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Dealing with Downsizing

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On January 1, 2017
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  • dealing with downsizing, job search stress, practical job search adivce
How do you deal with the shock of unemployment after you have been downsized? One of the best pieces of advice I ever read was to maintain the same work schedule that you had when you were employed.  Make a point of getting up at the same time as before, and don’t spend the day […]
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