Author: Lynn Dessert

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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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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Elephants at Work

Lynn Dessert, MBA PCC

Lynn Dessert, MBA PCC

Lynn Dessert is an Executive Coach based in Charlotte, NC. She work with organizations to support leadership development and on-boarding into new and expanded roles. She works with clients by phone, ZOOM and in-person.

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