Author: Lynn Dessert

Accountability Group for Job Hunters

Our #6 tip – starting or joining an accountability group for job hunters steps up your job search efforts. Think about how you spend your time – is it productive? If you feel like you are spinning your wheels and not making progress, consider an accountability group. In this video, I discuss the steps for setting up a job accountability group and recommendations for how to structure it.   The support that an accountability group provides will be more a huge bonus to your job search efforts. Group members suggest and brainstorm ideas and other job hunting strategies together....

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Five Tips to Boost Self-Confidence

Let’s tackle the ugly negative talk that eats at your self-confidence with some tips on how to improve the situation. Your self-confidence can take a dive because of events in your life – loss of job, separation, divorce, failing to get that promotion – or it may lie under the surface even though you are successful. It amazes me that successful professionals and executives have bouts of self-doubt. They way they feel causes embarrassment. The movie in their head continues to play the same story about how they are not good enough, not deserving enough…I think you get the...

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Taking Charge of Your Career Progression

Career progression in academia and health care industries – specifically hospital administration seems to use a closed system for career movement. The majority of the people I have worked with over the last five years in these industries do not use social professional networks such as LinkedIn to advance their careers. Most of their career progression is facilitated through an established internal network. When that network works, it is great. Sometimes it is just not enough. Here’s why. While working with a university medical research professor, she shared how she gets ahead. Quite simply, the recruitment process is you...

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Five Missteps in Interviewing- Career Breakthrough Tip #5

Do you find yourself fumbling or feeling less confident in your interviews? Perhaps you are stumbling over some common missteps in interviewing. Your job search process will be more successful when you have solid interviewing skills. There are many stories and examples of what to do and not to do in an interview. Today Suzette Smith, a senior Human Resources Professional and I discuss some of the common missteps that occur during the interview process. Between the two of us, we address the most common mistakes that are made during and interview and what you can do to correct....

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Your Boss Wants to Fire You

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you boss wanted to fire you? Perhaps it is because you do not like your boss or they do not like you. In this situation, you have a couple of choices. Some of the choices you may not like, some you may not want to do – however ultimately one of these scenarios will likely happen. Your boss fires you. If your boss dislikes working with you for whatever reason, you may find that they are nitpicking your work. Perhaps they are trying to gather information that they can...

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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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