I received an email from a subscriber of mine who asked a question that I thought I should address in this article because it touched on a few things that required explanation that would be helpful to people in similar situations. Here’s the loaded question Hey Diana,...read more
She zigged when she should have zagged…. Here’s a fairly recent career dilemma that one of my clients was experiencing. I’ll call her Sally. She has been an individual contributor (IC) for the past few years with two separate companies, both in the same industry....read more
There are a lot of things that employers don’t like, and work gaps are one of them. Just to be clear, a work gap is a period of time where the candidate was “in between” jobs. The work gap could have been the result of any number of things from resigning from ones'...read more
So, here’s the dilemma. An individual I know is currently interviewing with an organization and is at the reference checking stage which is great news but there’s a catch…. The HR Manager of the hiring company wants to speak to the candidate’s current manager, citing...read more
Are you in this situation? You’ve been sending out your résumé for a while but are getting nowhere. You’re tired of applying to jobs and never hearing back from anyone. You suspect your résumé has been lost in the infamous “big black HR hole” never to be seen by a...read more
When you think about summer, what comes to mind? For many (especially if you live in a colder climate), the summer is about barbeques, drinks on the patio, vacationing at the cottage, gardening – basically hanging out and relaxing. It's not about pounding the pavement...read more
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