Certainly, job searches can be tough. But looking for a completely new kind of job, or trying to break into a new industry? That can be so anxiety provoking for people that they avoid ever even trying.
But with the right strategy, it is possible to make the transition.
“What’s the number-one trait successful leaders share?”
I ask this question at the start of some of our leadership workshops - in companies as varied in size, industry, age, and stage as you could imagine.
The answers are always interesting. Beyond the surface-interpretation of “these traits are what makes a good leader,” the responses also speak to each person’s values and to the organization’s culture.
Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on the trait leaders should cultivate.
Many people treat networking as a transactional process in which they need to “sell” something: their services, product, brand, job qualifications.
Yes, new relationships will often open doors to new jobs, clients, or sales. But if you’re only out to help yourself, others will quickly pick up on that, and your efforts will backfire.
Instead, approach networking in a thoughtful and considered way – as the relationship-building opportunity it is.
I recently wrote about “career ghosting,” the phenomenon in which recruiters abruptly stop responding to job seekers.
But job seekers aren’t just victims of ghosting; they’re guilty of it, too.
Despite our best intentions, we don’t always make the best use of our time.
Certainly we all want to get more done - so why does productivity often feel so elusive?
Find out what could be standing between you and your goals - and how you can work smarter.
It’s great that you graduated top of your class and can write code - but can you give a peer feedback about what they just said in your team meeting? Feedback that will make a lasting and positive difference?
For many leaders, that’s a hard “No.”
Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on how companies are setting leaders up to fail - what can be done about it.