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Have it on your desktop. As you accomplish projects, get awards and promotions add it to your document. It doesn’t have be anything fancy. Think of it as your CV which can be 20 pages long. However, this is not what you turn into potential employers. When someone calls you about that dream job, all you have to do is refer to your CV. Cut and paste the appropriate information that is relevant to that particular position. That way you don’t feel pressure when you do need to produce a resume and can do so quickly.

 
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Keep a folder in your email. When you receive compliments or special recognition for a job well done put them in a the folder for future reference. You will always have them for your performance review, when you’re feeling a little beat up or blue or when you need to look for a job. You will find people who compliment you remember you, even when they move on.

 
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Perhaps that’s all of them or only one of them, but you need to do it. Social media makes it easy for your people to be found. All it may take is one bad day and the right email or phone call is just enough for your employee to jump ship. Today’s workforce rarely stay with one company for their entire career. For example, the Millennial generation think nothing of changing jobs every year if they believe they can advance their career.

 

 

No one wants to review the skills needed for the job.
Sell them on how amazing your company is; why they should talk with you and how they can advance their career.

 

 

Both employers and employees.
They should align with your team AND your values.

 

 

Think of the 80/20 rule. In this case, you learn 80% of your job in 20% of your time. Most successful professionals outpace their peers by knowing when to switch jobs.

 

 

Unless you’re in sales . . . but then it’s still not everything! You have to believe in your product, respect your leaders and love what you do. If you don’t, no amount of money will make you happy.

 

 

Enjoy your team or your co-workers however remember first and foremost, they are your co-workers. Knowing where to draw the line is important. Otherwise, it could come back to haunt you.

 

 

A good rule of thumb—try to invest 10% of your salary in continuing education, seminars, workshops, career coaches, etc. You need to stay competitive to be valuable in your market. Do it even if your employer won’t pay for it (however if your employer doesn’t promote some career development, that may be reason to look for a new job!)

 

 

We are the ones that always know what’s going on with the market. Who’s hiring, what the market is bearing and compensation standards. We understand your competitors culture and most likely know someone at those organizations.

 

 

"Partnership is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Kim! Kim is a fantastic partner who is transparent, timely, responsible but most importantly she cares about who she is working with. She is an excellent communicator and asks questions to fully understand what you want today, tomorrow and in the future. Call her a career counselor, mentor and a great listener! Thank you Kim for your hard work."

Eric

VP Enterprise Client Services