Step out and step up your professionalism and confidence to achieve your goals. Everyone should periodically take inventory of themselves. Check in with your life and career goals to see if you are tracking according to plan. Whether you are on, a little behind or completely off your set plan, professional development will identify key areas for change and growth potential.
Not about the inside but the outside? If you have all your content ready and career goals are tracking, then maybe you need some guidance or polishing before the interview or presentation. Your professional image goes beyond the clothing you step out into the world wearing. Colors, styles, etiquette and vocabulary are a few other components that determine your personality, professionalism, and you in general. Image truly makes a difference; a first impression could negate an entire interview, undercut desired compensation, or a potential client may move on to your competitor.
SDE can assist in being prepared for an interview, quality virtual/web presence, workplace dress (business to business casual), attracting your target audience, displaying and giving good customer service and all around professionalism in the workplace. A situation that you partake in today may have you passed over for a promotion tomorrow. Allow SDE to be that sounding board to help you maintain an advancing career.
Within your personalized sessions, SDE will guide you through questions, self-reflection assignments, discussions and more. Analysis from gathered data, research and answers will be used to create a living action plan and report.
• Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
• Potential career options
• Career Action Plan
• Professional development resources
• Association and Organizations for Networking
• Resources and Tools for independent development
There is nothing worse than going to an interview unprepared and nervous. An interviewer will remember your stammering for the best answers, nervous tendencies because you have drawn a blank or the attire that detracts from your conversation. Skills, experience and achievements are what you want to impress upon the interviewers mind. Preparation is key and almost vital to being successful at landing a great interview.
SDE can provide you with personalized tips and more, to prepare you for any interview. Confidence, personality compatibility, knowledgeable, witty, time management, being thorough . . .whatever your toolbox of skills holds, you have to be able to convey that you are more capable than any other potential applicant. Included areas of coverage:
• Skills Assessment
• Mock Interview
• Behavioral Interviewing Questioning
• Know Your Resume
• Make Your Interview Memorable
• 30-60-90 Day Plan Guidance
Not sure if your current skills and experience qualify you to apply to a particular job? SDE can compare your current resume, job responsibilities and a prospective job description to identify compatibility before you pursue applying for it.
Congratulations on the job offer! Now, is the salary offer comparable to all the skills and experience you are bringing to the company? Most jobs have a salary range, and possibly a matrix of skills, experience and time in position that lead to a particular dollar amount. It is very important not to accept an offer too low or request an amount extremely high. My experience as a former Compensation Analyst can guide you through analyzing skill sets, market value and identifying where you may fit best within a salary range. Give yourself some confidence and data on which to base your decision.