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:
Author: Ellen Dunagan
“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.”
Time is a funny thing. It seems we never have enough of it these days. Here’s how to put just 10 minutes to use when it comes to making your career goals happen:
“I’ll never be known for my work with boundaries.”
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What makes you unique? Here’s a great way to both brainstorm your uniqueness and practice getting feedback from others, which are 2 important steps to creating your personal brand.
It’s that most-wonderful-time-of-the-year again, and as you consider letting loose and cutting yourself some slack (or another piece of cheesecake!) this holiday season, consider the month of December as a great time to take stock of your career goals for 2017 – and then go after them.
Career Transition Services
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
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
One-on-One Executive Coaching
At times, your executive talent may benefit from outside, expert assistance in navigating complex career challenges that come with being in a top leadership role at your organization.
Traverse offers one-on-one coaching for key talent who need help building or strengthening an executive presence, showcasing their accomplishments and expertise, building a personal brand, and making a much greater impact on the success of your organization.
“I personally used Ellen a number of years ago to coach me, and I currently have engaged her to provide leadership coaching to two members of my organization’s senior staff team. She’s fantastic – she provides real-world solutions and spurs the individual being coached toward action-based awareness and decisions. She’s not afraid to present other ways of handling difficult situations.” -VP, Human Resources
When you engage with a career coach, you can expect to:
- Clarify your personal values and pinpoint your passions
- Answer powerful, introspective questions
- Brainstorm (and lots of it!)
- Identify plans of action and build a roadmap to reaching goals
- Discover what makes you unique
- Feel empowered to make change
- Navigate career challenges with greater ease
Get the support, motivation and expertise you have been looking for. Engage with us today!