So this is random, but did you know that the ‘performance review’ dates back over 2000 years ago. And, if our history books are correct, they originated with China’s Wei Dynasty, who used them when ranking government employees on their performance. In saying this, you may be thinking, ‘ok, that’s great, but do we STILL […]
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Job interviews are part of the business world. They have become a highly leveraged practice to get to know potential employees. The job interview allows employers to identify the strengths and opportunities of the candidate and aids the hiring manager in deciding, do they want to hire them or not. Or the candidate chooses, do […]
Have you ever been in a meeting and shared a plan, idea, or something GAME-CHANGING and presented it as a team effort? We did this. Versus, I did this. My guess? You’ve probably been in the above scenarios. We don’t want to sound conceded or that we’re not team players, AND, on the flip side, […]
It can feel lonely at times when you’re looking to grow and develop in your role. While the organization you work for may have the best intentions to focus on growth and development, sometimes, those crucial conversations fall by the wayside. ✨Now, with that being said, I believe that YOU are responsible for driving your […]
You’ve been submitting applications and preparing for interviews for the last month, and finally, you get a call back for an interview- woohoo! You think about the time, energy and commitment you’ve made so far to your interview prep and of course, this prep has got to come in handy for the upcoming conversation you’ve […]
Who said setting expectations was only for your boss? I was recently reflecting on performance management in the workplace. I thought about the times I had witnessed leaders successfully lead their teams and the times I watched leaders completely crumble. Now, I’m not saying the leaders who crumbled were awful people; they just weren’t strong […]
Getting promoted at work can be one of the most incredible experiences in the workplace. It’s a time when you’re acknowledged and recognized for the efforts you’ve put forward. It often comes with a raise and validates that you’re doing something right! And while celebrations are in order for some, our efforts sometimes don’t equal […]
The answer is always YES. Trust me, you always have a question or two for the person interviewing you. Asking your interviewers thoughtful questions at the end of your interview is a great way to: Show your interest and care. Learn more about the organization, your future team and determine if this is the opportunity […]
I was never taught how to interview and from my experience in speaking with friends, family, and clients, no one taught them either. Interviewing is a skill. Developing this skill requires personal reflection, research and of course practice (rehearsing). This is what the Own The Interview preparation method is based on. “Honing the skill of interviewing will […]
“So c’mon Jenna, give it to me straight, do I need a cover letter?” It’s a valid question and one I get asked on almost every coaching call.It can be one of the more tedious aspects of the application process and depending on who you ask, everyone has a different perspective on why or why […]
It’s summertime. Life is good. Longer days, the weather is great, and things at work are feeling pretty steady with co-workers and clients on vacation, including yourself. And while we’re soaking up the pleasures of the summer, I can’t help but think of September, which I love, BTW. Fall newness always excites me—the change in […]
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Have you ever experienced this…
You’re sitting in a meeting and you’re asked a question that feels irrelevant to what the meeting was scheduled for AND the question is also not something you’ve ever considered.