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21 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Networking, Career Transition/Outplacement, Early Careerists, Job Search
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Got A Minute? Importance of Mastering Video for Your Career

Posted January 21st, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

The movie Goodnight and Good Luck focused on CBS news star Edwin R. Murrow who was transforming from a radio icon to the new medium of television in the early 1950s.

One of the songs from the movie, “TV Is the Thing This Year,” sung by Dianne Reeves, says, “Radio is great, but it is out of date, TV is the thing this year.”

Fast forward to the 21st century, and Covid-19 comes to town.  The Pandemic forces a transformation on how and where we work.  Video conferencing is not new technology, but video skills were not considered an essential part of a leader’s tool kit. 

Well, it is now.  From leadership meetings to finding a job, video – TV – is now built into so many facets of business.  You cannot afford NOT to master video to build your business or advance your career. 

In tomorrow’s video post I will give you an example of how I use videos for Strategic Networking.

We teach our clients how to use videos in communicating, from Strategic Networking on LinkedIn to connecting with prospective employers. It is a tool that can help you avoid those frustrating ATS bots with improved Strategic Networking.

For more information, contact John at YourCareerSuccess@JohnGSelf.Com

© 2021 John Gregory Self

20 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career, Career Management, Early Careerists, Millennials, Uncategorized
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Here Comes the Bride: Stop! Couples Should Discuss Their Career Plans, Career Dreams BEFORE the Big Day

Posted January 20th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

This is Part Two regarding those tough gnarly career-minded conversations couples should, but rarely have, BEFORE they say I do.

For generations, society’s norms dictated that wives followed their husband’s careers.

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Some careers are easily transferable from city to city, but not all.  A husband with a good job that is geographically based may find relocation tough or impossible when it comes to sustaining their career.  But what happens when the wife gets an offer to be a senior executive with a major corporation – high six figures with stock options, her ABSOLUTE dream job, something she has worked for all her life, but her husband says no, he won’t move.

In an era of two-career families some of the worst career decisions I have ever seen revolved around issues that should have been resolved before the organ began playing the ‘Here Comes the Bride.’

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19 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Management, CEOofYou, Early Careerists, Personal Growth
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Got A Minute? Critical Conversation to Have Before Saying ‘I Do!’

Posted January 19th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

When I was growing up, The  DREADED  Conversation for fathers and sons or mothers and daughters was a three-letter dirty word: 

S E X, otherwise known in polite company as the “birds and the bees.”

Today, many parents have thrown up their hands on THAT issue, but couples should have a critical conversation before marrying.  It is a talk that might prevent a divorce.  It is THE conversation regarding a harsh, gnarly six-letter word:  C A R E E R.

Society’s expectations for men and women are different.  I think that is total BS, but it does exist, and career-minded young women and men, especially women, who do not thrash out these issues before marriage might find themselves in bitter, gut-wrenching divorce because of an incredible dream job offer years down the road.

Please talk this over before you say I do.  Typically, it will not work itself out later.

Trust me on this one; been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

If you have questions about your career or a specific job search, arrange a free, no-obligation telephone consult at www.JohnGSelf.Com or you can email us at  YourCareerSuccess@JohnGSelf.Com.

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