Maintaining Job Search Momentum

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On March 2, 2020
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  • keeping your pace in a job search, maintaining job search momentum, maintaining morale during a job search, maintaining your mojo in a job search
Introduction I think one of the hardest things applicants face is maintaining job search momentum. When one first embarks on a job search there is often a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation.  The thought of finding new or more challenging employment is energizing.  The initial online application, or the first set of networking meetings, […]
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When Providing Feedback is Futile

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On February 6, 2020
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  • giving feedback, knowing when to provide feedback, when feedack is accepted, when providing feedback is futile
Introduction How do you know if a supervisor is being genuine when they ask for feedback?  This is a question I hear asked by many clients and colleagues.  Too often, senior managers and supervisors tell their employees they want their honest feedback.  It could be in regard to a policy, corporate direction, the state of […]
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Activity Generates Success

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On January 1, 2020
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  • activity generates success, conducting a successful job search, maintaining momentum in your job search, successful job search techniques
“Activity generates success”. Those three sage words of advice were the first I received on my first job after graduating from Queen’s University in August 1978. I was offered a position as Coordinator of Co-operative Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. The person who was my first full-time boss was the Manager of the […]
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Ruthlessly Managing Your Time

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On December 1, 2019
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  • ruthlessly managing your time, time management, time management techniques
Introduction One of the increasing trends I’ve noticed in both the workplace and educational environments is people struggling to keep pace with the demands of work and home life.  It seems more than ever people are feeling stressed, frustrated and at a loss with how to cope.  This anxiety isn’t helped with the holiday season […]
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Dealing with Entitled Employees

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On November 1, 2019
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  • dealing with entitled employees, entitled employees, entitled Millennials, entitlement in the workplace
Introduction How do you deal with entitled people?  I’ve been confronted this issue twice in the past few months. One involved a student, and the other a client’s organization.  While the circumstances are different the behaviour is similar. In the case of one student in my class he challenged a mark I gave him, and […]
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Handling a Difficult Boss

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On October 1, 2019
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  • dealing with a difficult boss, handling a difficult boss, personality conflicts at work, techniques for managing a difficult boss, techniques for managing a difficult supervisor
Introduction Bosses. We’ve all had them.  Some are good while some, unfortunately, are not so great.  We all yearn for a boss who will be supportive, encouraging and instructive, but realistically, the exceptional ones are few and far between.  Recently, I did a little exercise, and wrote out the names of all the persons to […]
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Gaining Power by Letting Go

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On September 1, 2019
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  • ending a relationship, facing facts, gaining power by letting go, knowing when to end a relationship, letting go, when to end a relationship
Introduction How do you know when it is time to end a relationship?  How long do you continue in a relationship before realizing that things won’t improve?  Is it possible to gain power by letting go of a relationship? These questions were brought home starkly to me recently as a result of two very different […]
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Advice to a Younger Me

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On August 1, 2019
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  • advice, advice to a younger generation, advice to a younger me, career advice, Career advice to a younger me, hindsight, ten pieces of career advice, the value of hindsight
If I could go back in time what advice would I give to a younger me?   I asked myself this question last month as I reflected upon the approach of a new school year.  Next month will mark the 46th anniversary since I started my post-secondary education.  I recall travelling in the car with […]
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Job Applications: When and How to Follow up

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On July 1, 2019
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  • follow up on job applications, follow up on job postings, following up on job applications, job applications, when and how to follow up with employers
Introduction One of the most frustrating parts of the recruitment process for many applicants, and indeed there are many, is the waiting period between the time you apply and when/if you hear about the status of your application.  The two most common questions I am asked by clients are: How long should I wait before […]
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The Benefits of a Good Elevator Speech

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On June 2, 2019
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  • benefits of an elevator speech, elevator speech, how to develop an elevator speech, the purpose of an elevator speech
Introduction One of the most critical skills any business professional needs to deploy either for their job search or networking is a good elevator speech.   Ironically, despite its widespread applicability it is something many of us struggle to develop and perfect. What is an “elevator speech”? What, you may ask, is an “elevator speech”?  […]
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