Raising visibility inside and outside your organization is both a short and long game. Planning for the future you want now is a smart strategy. Here are a handful of tactics you can use to raise your personal brand. We recently examined more than 280 client files (during COVID-19) and ...

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Market yourself with confidence

I’m delighted to share that I have earned a global 2022 Career Innovator Award from Career Directors International (CDI). According to Career Directors International: “Winning a Career Innovator Award tells the world that you are a leader who is making a difference. The awards are an endorsement of creativity, passion, ...

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My global 2022 Career Innovator Award from Career Directors International (CDI)

Prevent unwanted surprises by gauging trust early in the relationship. Don’t let your guard down or dismiss your spidey senses when something doesn’t feel right during a transaction. Feeling uneasy during a negotiation, when hiring a new team member, or vetting a new job offer can produce anxiety (many people ...

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Decision support for CEOs – a case study (& checklist)

Imagine working with a sibling you don’t like, can’t get along with, or who’s a bully. It happens a lot. With the great resignation, individuals are recalibrating their lives and their work. At Westgate, we help those individuals leave the family business with grace and with their reputations intact. When ...

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Surviving the Great Resignation 2022

To prepare for this article, I spoke with several clients and executive job seekers who are currently being barraged with calls from executive recruiters. What I’m learning is discouraging because many recruiters are misrepresenting their corporate client opportunities with vague inquiries and bait-and-switch routines. Many of my colleagues and good ...

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When to respond to a recruiter

There has been an uptick in people voluntarily resigning from their current job. Due to many stressors, a lot of which are provoked by the pandemic, individuals are fed up with their lack of happiness at work. Now, more than ever, it’s important to choose your options wisely.The grip of ...

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How to decide between two job offers—(with download)