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Job security planning in an uncertain world. Career continuity, resume writing, job search networking and interview tactics to stay continuously employed.
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Sep 25, 2017

Most executives and professionals are uncomfortable tooting their own horn at work. They don’t want to brag or don’t want coworkers to think they’re putting others down by promoting themselves.

But the simple truth is, you DO need to self promote if you want to stay relevant for new opportunities.

In today’s episode you’re going to learn 7 ways to do self promotion right. This way, when opportunities come along you’ll be on the radar.

Show highlights:

- One simple thing that can boost your respect inside your company almost instantly (2:11)

- How to “use” your communication with your managers for self-promotion... without actually doing any self-promoting. (3:33)

- Do THIS to drastically increase your value. (5:45)

- Why mentoring others is a great way of self-promoting. (6:51)

- How to become a Thought leader and increase your visibility. (Online and off.) (9:37)

Regardless of your position or your career goals, the fundamental techniques you’re going to hear today can help you stand out without sticking out. And by applying them, you’ll increase your chances of getting that promotion, landing that job, or getting that raise!

Plus, if you want even more personalized guidance, go to for more details of what to do next.

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Sep 18, 2017

Two of the most common questions I hear job seekers ask are:

“How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?” or, “Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?"

And I get it. It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But if you want to stay on the top of your game you have to find that time.

That’s why, on today’s podcast you’re going to learn 5 simple ways to find at least 9 hours of job search time PER WEEK.

Show highlights:

- The one simple tweak you do to your smartphone that will give you 2.5 hours back pronto! (And no. You won't have to turn it off!) (2:22)

- Do you know that you're losing at least 3 hours in your inbox per week? Do THIS and claim those hours back! (4:34)

- How to cut your job application time by 33%, save 1.5 hours in the process… and still have a better-looking resume than most of your competition. (6:22)

- How to “trick” Google into doing the job search for you and gain 2 hours of extra time week after week! (10:12)

Plus, if you want qualified personal accountability to ensure you stay the course, then hop over to for more details!

Ready to claim those wasted hours back?

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Sep 11, 2017

Most people think their biggest asset is their home or investments.

But the truth is, the biggest asset you have is your career. Most likely, your career will generate you the largest income over your lifetime. No property or investment can ever match that.

And if you manage your career properly, you can maximize raises, bonuses and perks for each new role you land.

On today’s podcast we’re going to list the 8 moves high performing executives do to protect their career in a merger or acquisition. This list will help you remain proactive so you can stay ahead without headaches no matter what happens.

Show highlights:

- The one mindset you need to adopt that can put you in a position of strength and help you negotiate better. (5:23 )

- How to present yourself effectively in the shifting environment. (6:42)

- Why your reputation is no longer relevant. (And what to do about it.) (7:36)

- Discover how to become indispensable to the new merger. (8:07)

- How to identify entry points into the new “power structure.” (8:56)

- What to do if you suspect you’re being “encouraged” to quit. (9:47)

Plus, if you want personalized coaching for your career to get you past any area you are struggling with, go to for more info.

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Sep 4, 2017

There is a common misconception about what executive job security really means.

Most people think that in order to have job security you need to stay with a company for 20+ years. But nothing can be further from the truth.

On today’s podcast we’re going to discuss the ABCs of executive job security and you’ll learn how to achieve it even in today’s tumultuous economic climate.

Show highlights:

- The one thing that instantly makes you unemployable and how to avoid it. (1:44)

- How to set yourself apart from you competition without bragging. (2:33)

- The biggest mistake executives make that causes job search struggle. (3:30)

- A simple shift to your mindset that leads you to a successful continuous career. (5:16)

Even if you’re currently working, you MUST take proactive steps to ensure you can always land an executive role. You want to maintain your lifestyle no matter what’s going on in the world.

And if you feel that you need more guidance with personalized coaching, then hop over to for more details.

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