February 10, 2010
Certainly we’re all aware of the value of cover letters to introduce ourselves and highlight contributions we could make when we can’t just hand the resume to the person we’d like to give it to. Richard Bolles, in What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010, Chapter 5, Resumes and Contacts, writes that not only he but many other experts and employers, too, suggest sending a cover letter instead of a longer resume. He recommends looking for “Susan Ireland’s free Cover Letter Guide” online. Check it out!
December 12, 2009
Any time we get to know people and genuinely connect with them is great! It’s enjoyable and often good for reciprocal business leads. I want to tell you about an especially wonderful networking experience I had today.
I have these two delightful, ambitious girlfriends; we’ve been friends for years, and were meeting for lunch once a week for the past couple years. In the past two months we got hooked on hiking together on Saturday mornings. We share what we’ve been doing in our lives and in our work, and ask each other for the help we’d like to receive and offer the assistance we’d love to give.
This gets more and more exciting, as the skills and knowledge we have are utilized to assist one another. Recently one offered to assist the other two with powering up our websites to attract more clients, and asked in return for us to tell others about the good results we’re getting. Easy enough to do!! Another asked us to be part of a brainstorming group for a project she’s working on, and we may become a part of this project, a very large and inspiring project. I was asked by one to take a photo of her for her website; we took pictures this morning, she chose one, and the third friend (the techy one) put the photo onto the friend’s site this afternoon.
Think about ways you and your friends can collaborate and assist one another. It’s great fun to receive assistance and to share talents. Enjoy!
July 5, 2009
Welcome to my site! Willow Sibert, a good friend and colleague, has created this new website for me. I love the look and content we have and I’m delighted that you have found me by way of this website. May the information here be a real help to you. My goal is to help you have more joy in your career, and I look forward to answering your career counseling questions when you call.
This first blog is a thank you to Willow; she created the site several months ago, and despite her encouragement, I’d not quite gotten around to blogging. Tonight I’m actually doing the blog because 20 minutes ago I read what Willow had just emailed me, and then watched the 3 short tutorial videos (included in that email) that she had created to get me going. Willow, you’ve made this all so easy. Thank you. . . . I am sitting here experiencing customer delight! ~~ In case you’re looking for a website that works, in every kind of a way, ask me for her contact information. This site has been a pleasure to me, and a help to my business. If you’re making a career change — or not — a website by Willow could be a help to your career. All the very best to you! ~ Mert