Author: Lynn Dessert

How Your Resume Helps with Career Transition

I often hear about people making a career transition after many years of doing something that paid well. Finances are solid – money in your 401K or there is a pension for retirement. You finally think it is time to focus on what you really want to do. Only problem – what is that and how do you let other employers know you can do something different? There are three steps that will help you craft the resume that will get you in the door. Figure Out What You Want to Do While this may seem simple to do,...

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Your Interview Gut

Each of us has an interview gut. Granted, some of us pay closer attention to it while others ignore it. Especially in stressful situations. Think back to those interviews where something was not quite right. You may not have identified it at that moment. Days later it hits you…the conversation was off, the hiring manager made you feel uncomfortable – for whatever reason. That’s your interview gut. No matter if a job offer came through, your interview gut is signal that something might be wrong. If you did not get a job offer – you probably dodged a bullet....

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Holiday Job Hunting Tips to Get Hired

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s easy to get distracted from your job-hunting activities. You may think that no one is hiring in December – you are wrong! Even if they are not hiring, companies are interviewing to get a jump-start on the New Year. A new year brings new budgets and approved positions and hiring managers want them filled immediately! In this video, Matt Cicco, Career Coach with Matthew Douglas Career Advisors and I share many tips on how to use the holiday season to your advantage. No doubt, the holiday is filled parties, family and friends...

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New Job? What to Do in the First 30 Days!

Congratulations on the new job! Getting through the interview process and being selected is an accomplishment. Once you land at your new workplace, there are some specific steps you can take to keep that new job for a long time. You might expect your organization to have everything ready for you the first day. If your new manager has a place for you to work and plans out your week, you will probably have an easier integration. However, there are many organizations who fail to on-board employees successfully. Regardless of the organization’s readiness for you, remember that managing your...

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Hiring Quotient: Attitude over Skills

Three punches to the face. That is what I saw about half way through my talk with a group of high school students about getting a job or starting a business. Luckily, that was not the attitude of the class. The reason I am talking to the students is it is an effort to pair successful professionals with disadvantaged kids to share experiences about working in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Initially we talk about how to get a job. Next we discuss how to interview. They ask about how to get a job without having experience....

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Lynn Dessert, MBA PCC

Lynn Dessert, MBA PCC

Lynn Dessert is an Executive Coach based in Charlotte, NC. She assists high achievers to be exceptional and versatile through executive, leadership and career coaching. She works with clients by phone, ZOOM and in-person.

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