Author Archives: Linwood Bailey

Pawn vs. Chess Player

Linwood Bailey November 3 Interview on the Sherry Shone Talk Radio Show You can take 2 approaches to managing your career. You can hope. You can take control You can hope that others will act in your self-interests and manage … Continue reading

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Do You Know Why You Should Be Promoted or Hired?

WORK IS A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED. We are promoted or hired because we can solve problems for our employers. Do you know what problems you can solve? Businesses are created, thrive, and survive based on how well their products … Continue reading

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Are You Creating a Product Called YOU?

Why would anyone want to hire or promote you? What do you sell? Whether you work in a traditional office environment, in the field, or from home, you work each day to solve a problem or satisfy a need for … Continue reading

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Career Nuggets #2

Getting What You Want from Your Career: The Business of Me Career Management Process Your career is your most important economic asset. What you get from your career will determine the homes you will own, the cars you will drive, … Continue reading

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Career Nuggets #1

Career Nuggets are weekly career management tips provided by Linwood Bailey, career coach and author of “The Business of Me: Your Job … Your Career … Your Value.” Unless you are wealthy, inherited a lot of money, or have won … Continue reading

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Career Knowledge We Can Use

Wouldn’t it be great if we could gain the knowledge and experience we need to address our career and employment challenges, needs, and issues from our dreams. During our dreams, we could try different courses of action and “experience” the … Continue reading

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Managing Your TouchPoints: Somebody’s Watching You!

There are individuals in your organization who decide who gets hired, promoted, or assigned or who influence the decision makers. I call these individuals career brokers. How do the career brokers in your organization view you?

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The Interview Dance

Interviewing for a job is like dancing. As I have watched contestants perform on the television show “Dancing with the Stars”, I see two things that place the exceptional performers above the rest of the contestants. Exceptional partners: Understand the movements of one … Continue reading

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Is It Easy to Help You with Your Job Search?

It is estimated that 60-80% of positions are filled through referrals. Many of these positions are not listed on job sites or assigned to search firms. Given the 60-80%, networking has become the cornerstone for many individuals who are searching … Continue reading

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Do You Know That Product Called You?

Why would anyone want to hire you? This is a question I pose to individuals seeking my assistance when they have lost their jobs. Most of the time my question is followed by a long moment of silence. When you conduct a … Continue reading

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