How to get a promotion
Are you considering a job search? Is your desire to leave your employer because you want a promotion and none is in the offering? Did you ask? Don’t leave your career to chance.
Promoting you is not a top priority for management. They like the status quo and if you are doing a good job, they want you to continue to do that job. OK, so during your review they discussed your future. But were there action items on either side? Are things happening at your intended pace? Continue reading 'A promotion is better than a job search'»
Get the most from meeting face time.
How many times have you found yourself doodling or wool gathering during an important meeting? Bet it is because the topic doesn’t include you or you wonder how things got so off course. The decision to gather busy people into a meeting is prompted by a perceived need that only face to face interaction will accomplish whatever is the need. Here’s how to make the best use of that time. Continue reading 'Six ways to optimize any meeting'»
How long before the ‘win’ euphoria is replaced with stark reality? Nothing has changed.
Nick Corcodilos, a headhunter and job search maven I respect, tells readers using a new job offer to generate a counter offer puts the employer between a rock and a hard place. He goes on to list several reasons counter offers may result in career setbacks and starts from the beginning. The employer knows this is not a good time to lose you. Maybe in a month or two when they can prepare for the loss. Read the article for his guidance.
For years, I advised clients to refrain from accepting, even considering, a counter offer. These ransom demands may result in more money, but since that is rarely the reason you wanted to leave, it is not the solution. It is rather like offering a starving man a glass of water. The point Nick makes, which I have never considered, is that when they offer you more money, the funds typically come from the same budget where raises live. When it is time for a raise, often employees who accept counter offers come up with nothing. Net/net? No gain in compensation. Continue reading 'Five reasons why accepting a counter offer can kill your career'»
Don’t leave your career to chance.
1. ASK: Promoting you is not a top priority for your manager. They like the status quo and if you are doing a good job, they want you to continue to do that job. OK, so during your review they discussed your future. But were there action items on either side? Are things happening at your intended pace? Want to make it happen on your schedule? Continue reading 'Get Promoted – Five steps to your next big step'»
Prepare for the future of IT for job security: Computer World published several articles on Big Data, jobs and CIO issues relating to same. I include them here because I suspect they are important for any CIO wrestling with hiring talented Big Data employees and defining those jobs. Continue reading 'Jobs in IT – The Big Data Dilemma for CIOs'»