Earlier this week, I was honored to visit Good Day Colorado (our awesome morning show here in Denver) to talk about my new book, The Proactive Professional. I hope you enjoy it!
Congratulations! You got hired! Now the hard part starts.
The first 30 days on the job is a critical time for creating your professional reputation. Like it or not, first impressions are often lasting impressions. But most of us are so focused on learning the ropes, we forget to consider how others might be receiving us. So, how do you ensure you make a strong, professional first impression even as you ramp up to speed in your new gig?
This was the topic of my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado. Watch the video below to get my hottest tips for how to get started on the right foot with your new employer and new colleagues from day 1.
Whether you’ve voluntarily taken some time off work or involuntarily found yourself unemployed, it’s important to keep your skills sharp while out of the workforce. Whatever the reason you’re not working, every day that passes by where you’re not using your professional skills is a chance for you to fall behind the competition–and that could make it very hard to get back into the workforce when the time comes.
Here’s the good news: Even when you’re not working there are ample opportunities for using your professional skills if you know where to look. In my most recent interview on Good Day Colorado, I address this topic and share 5 tips for staying sharp and connected while out of the workforce. Enjoy the video below!
Considering a new job? A new career? Wondering if you should take that promotion or explore opportunities at other companies? Whatever career decision you’re facing, you certainly want to be smart about it. That’s where I come in! In my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado, I shared specific steps to help ensure your next career decision is a good one. While there are no guarantees, following these tips will increase the likelihood that you can look back and feel confident that you approached the decision in a thoughtful, methodical way and reached the best outcome possible.
So, you want to get ahead at work? Join the club! In today’s competitive workplace, you can’t afford to get lazy. No matter how “secure” you feel right now, there’s no such thing as certainty. Prepare yourself for career growth regardless of what the future holds by keeping your competitive edge. In my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado, I share simple strategies to help you do just that.
What you don’t know could hurt you! Perfect example: Many job seekers have no idea that resumes submitted online are typically filtered through a software system before a human being ever sees them. That means if your resume isn’t formatted correctly, it could be kicked out before any real person has a chance to review it. According to Forbes, as much as 75% of qualified applicants are getting lost in these systems!
In my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado, I explain more about what this technology is doing and how you can structure your job search documents to ensure you don’t get stuck in the “black hole”.
If you’d like to know more, the Job Seeker Jump Start program provides a step-by-step guide for getting noticed and getting hired fast…even in this competitive economy. Learn more here >>