Challenges Bring Growth. How is Your Career Challenging You Today?

Whether you care to admit it or not, you like a good challenge. Sure, some days leave you feeling less than motivated, satisfied with being sub-par. But other days, when you’re on your game, a good challenge is music to your ears. You want the chance to prove to yourself, and to the rest of the world, that you are capable. You can do it.   When we face challenges of any kind, the effects of that challenge leave us changed. Whether you are new to the work force or have weathered multiple career changes over the years, you have, no doubt, faced opportunities that have placed you out of your comfort zone. These situations are often unwelcomed. You are often propelled into a challenging set of circumstances without having signed up for the task. However, just because it’s uncomfortable doesn’t mean that it’s okay to shrink back.   Although we naturally prefer comfort over [...]

Challenges Bring Growth. How is Your Career Challenging You Today? 2016-03-23T21:29:39+00:00

Moving to Kansas City? Make the Right Connections for Your Career

New to Kansas City? Moving to a new city can be hard, especially if you have no network or connections in this new and foreign territory. Starting fresh has its perks, but it can also present some challenges when trying to land a solid job. It’s important to take steps in making the right connections for your career, and these steps can be taken long before you actually unpack that first box.   Now that you know that your life is being uprooted and transplanted to KC, you should be putting yourself out there and exploring what the job front looks like in your particular career field. Kansas City is a beautiful melting pot of countless types of people and businesses, a little bit of everything. You can find a company much like the one you are about to leave, and or you can take this opportunity for a fresh start and expand your borders [...]

Moving to Kansas City? Make the Right Connections for Your Career 2016-03-15T16:18:46+00:00

Resume Writing Tips for the Sales Professional

Newsflash: You are applying for sales jobs that many other are trying to land as well! Your resume will appear in a stack of many others, highlighting candidates that are just as anxious and qualified as yourself. Therefore, your goal is to write a resume that causes you to stand out from all of these other professionals.   You have to get inside the brain of your potential employer and decipher what it is about your resume that really needs to pop. You have to take extra measures to set yourself apart from all of the competition, many of whom are just as well-educated and experienced as yourself.   It’s best to start with the basics. Outline the common categories that are found within a resume and make sure that you have quality content in each of those categories. Common categories are Objective, Core Skills, Professional Experience, Academic Background, Relevant Experience, and so forth.   [...]

Resume Writing Tips for the Sales Professional 2016-03-10T21:38:13+00:00

Job Interview Time… Who Says You Can’t Ask a Few Questions of Your Own?

Now that you’re on the job hunt, you know there are preparations that need to be made. You have spent hours pouring over your resume until it’s just right. You have taken the time to update your LinkedIn profile and present the best and most professional image of yourself and your career experience. Once these key players are set into motion, then the waiting sets in.   You wait, phone in hand, to hear back from these companies at which you have applied. Days may turn into weeks, and you are still listening for your phone to ring or your email notification to chime. Although the time between applying for a job and getting your first bite can seem to drag on, you can be proactive in the meantime.   Being adequately prepared for a job interview is an area in which many job candidates fall short. He or she might have a stellar resume [...]

Job Interview Time… Who Says You Can’t Ask a Few Questions of Your Own? 2016-03-03T21:26:54+00:00