Author: Lynn Dessert

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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Making a Smoother Career Change

Perhaps it is time for you to consider a career change. Surprisingly, many people face this conundrum in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and after retirement. There is no set time in your career when this urge will begin to fester. You start to second guess why you are doing what you do and start to dream about what you really want to do. Before you make a major change in your career, consider if other factors in your life are causing your current career to be unsatisfying. Some of those factors might be – having difficulty with your boss, peers or...

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An Interview with a Recruiter is Important

Your relationship with a recruiter before, during and after an interview is important. So important, you might blow your chances to be a viable candidate. You might be wondering why would I care if I blow off a meeting since a recruiter is not the company. Here’s why… This week I spent time with a recruiter and got a sneak peek into her work. She had a phone interview scheduled with a potential candidate for a job. The appointment was confirmed for a half hour. Half hour time slots are common for a first interview. Recruiters have a process...

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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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