LinkedIn's Head of Recruiting wrote a blog post about optimizing the hiring process. These posts are used to help internal Recruiting organizations run a strong, collaborative hiring workflow. Interesting for recruiting leaders, but how does this help a candidate? The short answer: plenty. The more you know about an organization's recruiting and hiring process, the better you can gauge how you candidacy is moving. The LinkedIn model can be broken into 3 stages: Planning, A
Sometimes the most important messages are told in a cartoon. This is about acceptance and fitting in at work. This wonderful Pixar short is less than 10 minutes, you gotta watch it! And full disclosure: I was a Purl. If you were, what did you do about it? Coaching Questions Which skills are your strengths? Which skills need to grow? Who do you know with strong skills? What can you learn from them to grow your skills? I'm a certified Career Coach, long time Silicon Valley Recr
This quote really struck me; I see the effects of insecurity constantly in my coaching practice. Insecurity is insidious, it sidetracks a Job Search, interviews, negotiating; the whole process. It doesn't stop there. Insecurity continues into a new career and can slow or even halt career development. I won't even go into how it can hinder and sabotage a personal life. So what to do? Lots of ideas around this, but learning how to cope is Step 1. Building on small wins as a s
Growing up on Southern California Beaches I learned the hard way about riptides. Seeing the brownish water in the surf I felt myself pulled out to deeper water. Getting back in was a chore, even though I was a good swimmer. Through trial and error and listening to lifeguards, I learned how to spot riptides and successfully navigate them. It's actually simple.
In a riptide you have three choices: Swim back to shore while fighting the the strong riptide current. "Go with the
A great article by Richard Lewis used this popular story about work life balance, revolving around a fisherman. I appreciated him re-framing it around a successful person, their analysis and recommendations. The parable of a happy fisherman living a simple life on a small island. The fellow goes fishing for a few hours every day. He catches a few fish, sells them to his friends, and enjoys spending the rest of the day with his wife and children, and napping. He couldn’t imag