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  • Setting Up for a Promotion
    with Alexia Vernon and Tim Muma - September 18, 2013
    As skills and experience play a role in developing one's career, it's important to think about getting promoted and moving up (or laterally) within the organization. Alexia Vernon, a career author, speaker and trainer, gives Tim Muma and our listeners some tips on ways they can set themselves up for a promotion. Whether it's the way we think, how we act or the persona we give off, everything can play a role in advancing our c...
  • by Alexia Vernon - December 1, 2010
    I’ve had the privilege of chatting with a lot of students and recent grads on the book tour, and one of the questions I often get asked is: How can I make myself stand out when a lot of other applicants have more education and professional experience? I always start by saying “breathe.” Then, I usually recommend the following: 1. Request informational interviews with leaders in your target companies BEFORE they post jobs yo...
  • by Alexia Vernon - December 1, 2010
    Although we like to think that we are pretty good at identifying how others see us, most of us can still use a studio audience from time-to-time to test out our assumptions. I received a clear reminder of this in one of my recent workshops. When sharing her WOW Factor–the 3 most significant and positive qualities about herself–a participant mentioned something that really didn’t ring true for me in the couple of hours I had sp...
  • by Alexia Vernon - December 1, 2010
    I’m a big fan of individual and organizational feedback–that which comes from others as well as the self-directed, self-reflective kind. When we give ourselves opportunities to take stock we get clearer on what is working (so we can do more of it) as well as that which isn’t working (so that we can self-correct and do less of it). We also stay connected to our personal power. It’s just so darn easy to believe that we are puppe...
  • by Alexia Vernon - November 9, 2010
    First, in an informational interview you have an opportunity to learn about a specific company. A lot of jobseekers, particularly young professionals, use informational interviews for this reason. Most of the time we actually know quite a bit about the particular company, and that’s why we’re in the room. We aspire to work there. If this is the case, make sure you ask questions you don’t already know the answer to. Use the kno...