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Covid-19 career strategy & transition services for CXOs – how to choose a career coach

One of the most recent developments in the job search industry is
the evolution of the career coach as an essential component for any
top‑level job search campaign. We hear about coaches in the media, read
about them in resume books, and even see them on Oprah! Seven years
ago, when I first opened my doors, coaching was a virtually unknown
profession. Today, it is evolving at a phenomenal rate.

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Find an Advisory Board for your Career

Ignite your career change with an advisory board to help you identify blind spots and uncover opportunities you may not have considered.

Advisory boards can help with:

A promotion
An industry change
A board opportunity
Interviewing for a job
Attracting investors to your business
Helping you get back into the labor market after selling your company

In the early days of Westgate (formerly Word Right Career), I had the good fortune to benefit from an advisory board when I was conducting primary market research for our business plan. It was a one-time event that was moderated by a talented facilitator, similar to a focus group.

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Salary Negotiation

Chances are you’ve not had to negotiate a starting salary for a long time—potentially never if you’ve been rapidly promoted and repeatedly recruited throughout your career. Starting from ground-zero in the salary negotiation process can be daunting for even the most business-savvy executive. This guide will familiarize you with the complexities of the salary negotiation process in today’s labor market.

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How to map out your executive career roadmap using simple goal setting

If 2016 is the year of career change for you, begin by articulating your goals and then recording them. There is evidence that this an effective practice. According to Dr. Gail Matthews of Dominican University in California, in her study conducted on goal-setting with 267 participants, results found that individuals are 42% more likely to achieve their goals by writing them down.

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Harnessing the Power of the Grid—and Your Corporate Memberships

Are you making the most of your corporate memberships? Harnessing the power of this influential gold mine within the hidden job market can catapult you into opportunities you never knew existed. If you are like many of my clients, you have never had to worry about your career. It has unfolded before you with little effort because you had the expertise, drive and potential that business leaders and customers were looking for. You may have recently encountered a merger, acquisition or buy-out and now for the first time, are faced with the daunting task of looking for a new career opportunity.

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7 reasons you need a plan B for your career.

I recently returned from an electricity conference in Kingston, Jamaica hosted by Jamaica Public Service Company where more than 375 women gathered to collaborate on “how women do energy differently.” Professionals, engineers and CEOs from around the globe gathered to discuss the energy industry and how to manage their careers. It was clear to me from the energy in the room (pun intended) that this group of women was well on its way to managing their careers “up” in their industry.

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Resilience at Work

I know that many people struggle to find their passion as they navigate their way through their careers. I tend to hear from clients when something disrupts their career “flow.” A wise boss once told me that there is always a learning opportunity when something happens in your life that surprises or shocks you. How many of us have navigated away from the mainstream because of a major disruption in our career?

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Savor the Sound of Music. Create Your Future.

I am in awe of musicians. Recently I attended a concert featuring the Nova Scotia Symphony and popular Canadian crooner, David Myles. I sat for nearly two hours listening to magical arrangements executed by dozens of deeply talented and gifted musicians while I watched the conductor weave the music together with his mysterious choreography.

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