Author: Ellen Dunagan

How To Better Prepare For Your Performance Review

March Newsletter Dogs

Getting in the habit of tracking your accomplishments is a key career management strategy to better preparing for your 90 day, quarterly, 6 month or annual review. Assessing your own performance and being prepared to share examples, results and career growth is much more powerful (and feels better too) than waiting to be told how you rank. By doing so, you set a better direction for your career, and you are more likely to get what you want.

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Flash Blog Post: Keeping Up With Your Kudos

“Kudos” is defined as “praise or respect that you receive because of something you have done or achieved.” Career success is paved by our achievements and accomplishments, which we hope are recognized – and rewarded – by those who evaluate our performance.

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What HR Wants You To Know This Valentine’s Day


I love my HR network. For over 15 years I have been a strategist, co-leader, influencer and career coach for Mentor HR, an award-wining, competitive leadership and professional development program for HR Professionals in Northern Virginia. It continues to be a highly gratifying experience that I volunteer my time for, and I have a great network of highly skilled HR professionals, many of whom I call friends. So I thought this month, let’s show them some love and appreciation. I asked top HR professionals a timely question:

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Interview Tips to Help You Win the Job (Love, HR)


“It is much easier to apply for jobs these days due to technology. Just a click of a button online and you are done. However, many recruiters still want to get a better sense of who you are as a potential employee. I know some online application systems may not allow for it, but when you can provide one, well written cover letters or cover emails are still valuable. They provide a sense of your writing skills and allow you to elaborate on how you are a good match for the position.”

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Career Transition Services and Executive Outplacement

When faced with a layoff or reduction-in-force, departing employees must quickly determine “What’s next?” – often under difficult circumstances.

With a coaching-based approach, we assist exiting employees with revising resumes, practicing interview skills, and conducting a strategic job search to land a new position. Our highly personalized process is designed to motivate employees to take charge of their job search and leave your organization with a positive impression of your employer brand. Our career transition services are available one-on-one or in a group workshop setting.

“Working with Traverse gave me the ability to evaluate who I was, assess different career options, and learn how to strategically manage my career in a way I never had before. I received highly personalized coaching and the confidence to move forward in discovering what was next for me.” – Senior Marketing Executive

Career Management Workshops

Career Management Workshops

You can call on Traverse to deliver dynamic and highly interactive workshops on a range of career management topics. Our goal is to ensure your employees leave equipped with tools and strategies that result in greater career accountability.

Sample Workshops Include:

  • Build Your Personal Brand and Grow Your Career
  • Come On Board! Succeeding From Day One of Employment
  • Manage Your Internship and Make An Impact
  • Career Transition Trio (for larger reductions-in-force): Creating a Winning Resume, Interviewing for Success, and Winning the Job

“The workshop content provided a personalized style that allowed participants to have a one-on-one experience even in a group setting. Overall the experience was engaging, informative, and very worthwhile.” -Talent Acquisition Associate

Equip your employees with tools that drive greater career success!