Three Big Career Mistakes Holding You Back & it's not your experience or education.

Three Big Career Mistakes Holding You Back & it's not your experience or education.

In over a decade as an executive recruiter and another ten years consulting with Fortune and Inc. 500 organizations about recruiting and mentoring thousands of professionals about their career, I’ve seen a lot of what works and what doesn't.

In that time, I've found there to be several consistent mistakes and mindsets that hold people back... regardless of their experience, background, or what level they are at. 

Too often people think the reason they aren’t succeeding, getting called back or even advancing in their current position or career because of things like experience, skill set or even how their resume looks.. 

What if you have experience, skills and even a decent looking resume and are still spinning your wheels?

The “real” reasons many qualified and experienced people don’t move ahead, make the cut or aren’t selected are because of one of the following three (3) things. Addressing them can change the game in your career.

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Don't Overthink It... Overcome it.

Don't Overthink It... Overcome it.

I’ve been making myself crazy this week. 

I’ve been working on launching some new business things. Content, site, etc.. and it’s driving my up a f…..g  wall. Why?

Perfectionism, overthinking and that GD voice. You know the one, the judgmental one in my head. Tell me if you relate. 

I’ve worked, reworked and scrapped more things that I can even count. I’ve devoted so much attention to minutia that I swear to God I felt like a teen hopped up on Adderall. 

At one point I’d focused on a single paragraph so much that I looked up and I’d spent an hour. WTF? 

There is “wordsmithing” and then there is obsession. 

When I would finally get something finished and really looking good, I’d become paralyzed with fear about putting it out there. 

"Hit enter or send? Oh hell no, I should think about this more."  

Pressfield calls it “resistance" and it takes many forms. 

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How to Overcome A "Slow No" Rejection

How to Overcome A "Slow No" Rejection

Leave it to the geniuses at UrbanDictionary.com to put a name to describe what many of us experience daily: The “California No”

* For the uninitiated, Miriam Webster’s Dictionary, this is not! UrbanDictionary.com is a site that keeps you up on the latest slang, phrases and language so you don’t sound like a complete relic in front of your children or young employees, instead you just sound like a wannabe hipster).

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Four Things To Know When Working With A HeadHunter

As someone who has been on both sides (job seeker and executive recruiter) I can tell you, working with a search firm can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. “I liken it to working with an attorney or a doctor. You don't use or need a recruiter (or an attorney) every day, but by the time you need one, it is often because you're in a situation that you can't get out of on your own and need professional help.

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