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

February

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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Spring Cleaning for Your Career

Do you ever wish you could figure out just how to get rid of that residue, build-up and overall icky feeling that accumulates when you don’t tend to your career? If you are determined to tackle your yard, a home project, or rid yourself of clutter this spring, imagine facing your career in exactly the same way! With the tools below, you can prepare yourself for a new season and enjoy greater career satisfaction.

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Loving The Job You Have


“Thinking out loud…..that maybe we found love right where we are.”

I can’t get Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” out of my head these days. Maybe it’s the constant looping, the fact that it’s a pretty endearing tune, or maybe because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

So it got me thinking out loud about the number one issue people hire me to help them with: job dissatisfaction. Following our very first coaching session, many of my clients with this career challenge actually find themselves thinking differently about the job they have after our conversation. Could they in fact be happier right where they are? If so, what is getting in the way?

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