What Value Do You Bring?

How much are your skills and experiences worth?  It’s important to be able to describe yourself in a way that is attractive, compelling, and memorable to an employer, whether you’re seeking a promotion or venturing into a whole new job.  This description is the core of your competitive advantage. It clearly articulates why an employer…

Watching Your Words

    Did you see the video of Lauren Boebert (sorry, she’s from my state) reading the Bible passage about “wonton killing”?  The phrase, of course, is wanton killing, meaning, in this case, deliberate and unprovoked—not, in fact, filled dumplings, as tasty as those are.   But it made me think about how often I…

Cover letters: Yea or Nay?

To cover letter, or not to cover letter, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The writing, of your reasons to apply Or to take Arms against a Document of difficulties.   Apologies to the Bard, but this is a topic I revisit pretty often because there are so many…

Disengaged at Work?

Last week, I talked about the definition of “quiet quitting” as just having good boundaries, but what about people who are actually quietly quitting, being disengaged at work and doing just enough to get by? If this is you, chances are good that you have a reason for your disengagement.  Maybe you have poor leadership…

Communication Challenges at Work

Once upon a time, I worked with the worst communicator I have ever met.  She constantly misunderstood things other people said, and in turn said things that weren’t what she really meant.  It was very confusing!   I hope you haven’t encountered someone like that in your work, but in case you have or do…