Author Archive | Jan Marino

Job Search Outrage

Everything about the job search process sucks!  From being laid off through no fault of your own to being told you won’t be hired because you’ve been out of work for more than a year.  If you are one of the lucky one who hasn’t been downsized, let me educate you. First comes the meeting […]

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Your Personal Branding Success

Personal branding is a career management essential today.  Why?  Because the name of the game today is to stay marketable and be in demand.  Knowing what value you bring to the market is key to your continued success.  Being able to succinctly explain your value can be a challenge.  Most of us give too many […]

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The Role of Personal Branding Today

Q. Why is Personal Branding so hot right now? A. Personal Branding allows you to market who you are and what your value is.  The marketplace is heating up. Q. Why is that important? A. Because the market is flooded with very talented people so you want to make it easy for recruiters to find […]

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Diving for Olives Diving for olives used to be my favorite game.  The rules are simple.  Take a chilled martini glass.  Fill it with ice cold vodka; add two huge olives and go diving!  I dove so often and so deeply that I finally hit bottom.  It wasn’t pretty.  It wasn’t sexy.  It wasn’t what […]

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Your Career Track

6 Ways To Keep Your Career On Track Best case scenario:  You have a great job.  You love going to work every day.  You’re energized by what you do.  You make loads of money and just bought a new Porsche. Realistic scenario:  You have a job.  You go to work every day.  You do what […]

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6 Ways To Reinvent and Rediscover You

1.  Decide what reinvention and rediscovery means for you.  Reinvention can mean anything from weight loss to a new career.  The clearer you are about what reinvention and rediscovery look like for you, the easier the process becomes. 2.  Begin the process.  Set a date and do it!  Reinvention won’t take place if it never […]

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Generational Food Fighting

Generational food fighting is eating its way through productivity.  It’s gnawing at business relationships and irritating already frayed nerves.  Why?  Because there are four generations duking it out at work.   How do I know?  I see it everyday when I work with clients.  I’m a career coach and personal branding expert so I work with […]

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Generational Diversity – How to Communicate With Others

Communicating with other people used to be pretty straightforward. While I was researching my new book “Take Back Your Career” I discovered that very few people wanted to meet face-to-face or answer phone calls…..”what’s up with that?” I thought….and then a client explained that the best way to communicate with him was IM’s. He didn’t […]

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You Never Know Who’ll Read Your Email Posts So, last Sunday night I was sitting in front of the TV multi-tasking and sending out random emails to amuse myself. I wound up on the WGN website for WGN Morning news. I thought I’d be clever and send a note to Larry Potash – I watch WGN every morning and they are […]

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