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How to Find the Right Moment to Ask for A Raise

Bay-Area-Salary-Negotiation

A client told me he was considering asking for a raise. My concern was that his company was struggling and his position was not secure. These are difficult economic times, but not all sectors are suffering equally and not all businesses, even in downtrodden industries, are doing badly. If you ...

When is the time to speak up to the boss?

Speaking up to your boss. tips from a Bay Area career counselor.

You know that your boss isn't 100 percent correct 100 percent of the time. But how do you let the boss know he made a mistake, without harming your standing at the company.Case in point: Netflix alienated customers and investors with decisions to increase prices a couple of ...

How to Write a Legal Resume and Make Your Case

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What does a lawyer’s resume look like? In most respects, an attorney's resume is no different from an executive resume or any other six-figure resume of any other professional. It should clearly outline your accomplishments, experience, education and skills. It should look crisp and contemporary. It should be ...

Job Search Strategy: Four Big Questions to Start the Search

Bay Area Job Search Experts

Considering Consulting with a Bay Area Job Search Expert?Unless you have a personal connection to a wish-granting genie, the best job search strategy doesn’t work well as a spur-of-the-moment undertaking. If for some reason you’re wishing for career help and not for pots of gold and superpowers ...

How to Adjust When the Job Search Seems Hopeless

Bay Area Career Counseling

Career Coaching Expert Recommendations to Build Confidence, Overcome Rejection. The Job Market Will Respond.You’re not alone. Everyone taking on an executive job search winds up in this windless sea at one time or another. Don’t criticize yourself or blame other people. The stasis may not really be ...

Ready to Ask for a Raise? Don’t Sell Yourself Short. Attend the Shimmering Careers Webinar

Are You Considering Salary Negotiation with Your Bay Area Employer?What if you could make more money and get better benefits? Would you look for a new job? Not always. There’s more to a job than salary. But what if you could make more money without changing jobs? Who ...

Sales and Relationships: Qualities for the Successful Sales Resume and Your Best Resume

How to Write a Resume for Sales Professional Career

I work with sales people in many industries. At the mention of the word “sales” many think of nothing more than a monetary transaction or the process of trading a product or service for money. I’ve learned that salespeople deserve deeper thinking. While the transaction is a part of ...

The Best Professional Resumes Include Mentoring as a Core Skill

Bay Area career coaching and career planning advice

Mentoring is a Core Competency That Belongs on Your Best Professional Resume. Today, mentorship still plays a vital role in today's corporate environment, but its importance is often underrated or poorly understood. Increasingly, companies value mentoring programs and realize that mentoring is a skill that can help business.  A ...

How to Take the Giant Step in Your Career May Surprise You

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Thinking Big Begins with Big, Important Baby Steps For many people, the mental picture of changing careers is a picture of abrupt change. It’s dramatic. One day you’re a mortgage banker working the commercial loan desk. The next day, you’re chatting with customers at your newly opened ...

Tips for Mastering Career Change

Career Decision

How to Make the Leap Today, the average American worker will change careers three times. Career longevity is no longer the norm. Meanwhile, the notion that a change in career is perfectly acceptable, even admirable, is supported by the publicity afforded a long list of well-known career-changers. Arnold Schwarzenegger goes ...

Tips to Cook Up Your Recipe for Dramatic Career Change

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Guest post by Ashley LipmanCareer change is rarely simple. While the fantasy of what a new career entails can make the change seem awfully easy, the reality is often different, and how different fantasy and reality are depends on the person making the change and on the career option that ...

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