Author: Lynn Dessert

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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What to Say on a Job Application after Being Fired

After being fired, what do you say on a job application? In this video, I discuss some career tips to help you over that hurdle – of what to say and how to say it. For some of you the hurdle is small, others it may seem like a wall that you need to scale. No matter what the situation, you can find a way to communicate what happened or find a way to divert to the conversation. You may not get it right the first time, however with practice, it will become easier. Fired – What Can You Do...

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Poor Conflict Management Affects More Than One Employee

The sad truth is working for a manager that deals with employee issues or conflict poorly or is not always illegal. This week, I listened to the story of a local business owner with less than 150 employees. The owner deals with one of their senior employees poorly. I cringe as the Controller/Human Resources leader boasts how they create a job to displace the senior employee from their leader role. They change the job requirements significantly and advertise the job which is all legally defensible. The employee discovers the posting by seeing the advertisement in the paper, he is livid....

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Felons and Ex-Cons: Tips and Resources

Interviewing is a stressful without revealing that you are one of many felons or ex-cons looking to make a new start. At what point do you tell a future employer or recruiter about your criminal history? You may think it is not relevant – why reveal something so personal? There are employment laws that prevent employers from making decisions on age, gender, race and religion. How is this different? Unfortunately, it is different. The reason your criminal history is important to an employer is some positions may need certifications that you are unable to get. Perhaps, the job requires you...

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Job Application and Resume Differences

Career Breakthrough Tip #7 shares the differences between a job application and resume. One is a legal document, the other is your marketing profile. Avoid assuming they are the same. In the eye’s of the employer or interviewer they are very different. If you fill out your application out improperly, there may be some serious consequences. In this video, Lynn Dessert, Executive Career Coach, explains the differences between the job application and resume. She shares specifically about what questions are troublesome and how to avoid answering them incorrectly.   Lying on a Job Application May End Poorly While you may debate answering...

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Elephants at Work

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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