Archive for the ‘Career Coaching Tips’ Category

How To Tell if You’re a Good Cultural Fit

Are you a good cultural fit for the company you’re interviewing with? And is the company a good cultural fit for you? Career and executive coach Nick Parham helps you understand if the job you’re considering is right for you. This is a recording from a KGO radio interview with Nick that was broadcast April 28, 2014. Among Nick’s tips:

* Decide on your most important values, such as team work and your passions.

* Write your passions down.

* Think about your previous jobs where you were a good cultural fit.

* Research the company you’re considering. Look at the values in their mission statement. Follow them on Twitter.

* Read market analyst reports on companies and their competitors.

 

Career Coach Nick Parham – Beauty Bias in the Workplace

Although the year is 2014 and we have seen many advancements in the professional world, beauty bias in the workplace does still exist. High performance, honesty, integrity, authenticity, and collaboration are still top priorities that companies value in an individual, though in many cases, the way you appear can affect the way you are viewed as an employee. Listen to this KGO 810 AM radio interview for Nick Parham’s take on beauty bias in the workplace, to hear his advice on “dressing for success” and more.

 

Career Coach Nick Parham – How to Tell If You’re Stuck In Your Career

In this KGO 810 AM radio interview, Career Coach Nick Parham helps you identify indicators of feeling stuck in your career. Are you excited to go to work in the morning? Once you’re at work, are you feeling engaged and motivated? If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you might be complacent with your career. This radio interview offers guidance on recognizing such feelings and how to proceed with steps to grow your career and overall satisfaction.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Job Churn

Looking to quit your current job to advance your career, but not sure where to start? Listen to Career Coach Nick Parham’s advice on how to handle job churn professionally and successfully in this KGO 810 AM radio interview.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Elevator Pitches

Career Coach Nick Parham discusses elevator pitches in this KGO 810 AM radio interview. Having a good and authentic elevator pitch can help differentiate yourself from the pack. Parham shares details such as what elements to have in your elevator pitch to properly communicate the value that you add and leave a lasting impression on others.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Discrimination in the WorkPlace Part II

In part II of this KGO 810 AM radio interview on discrimination in the workplace, career coach Nick Parham advises individuals on how to properly determine whether or not they are being harassed or discriminated against. Careful research, thorough documentation and professional behavior are suggested in handling a workplace discrimination case. Listen to Parham’s well-thought-out tips for this difficult situation below.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Staying Motivated in Your Career

Career Coach Nick Parham offers advice to executives, managers, mid-level, and entry-level professionals on staying fulfilled and motivated in their careers. In this KGO 810 AM radio interview, Parham shares tips on thinking outside of the box and using resources to develop better skills, access creative expression and make new contacts. Listen to find out how exposing yourself to new ways of looking at things can improve your motivation and overall fulfillment in your career.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Common Mid-Career Mistakes

Career coach Nick Parham talks about common mid-career mistakes made by managers and executives, such as not taking the time to think about the next step in their career. Listen to Nick Parham’s advice on how to improve your skill set and add value to yourself as an executive or manager in the middle of your career ┬áin this KGO 810 AM radio interview.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Career Planning for the New Year (Part II)

In part two of his KGO 810 AM radio interview about New Year career planning, career coach Nick Parham explains how to turn your values, interests and three-to-five-year plans into action. Learn how the input of others can be used to shape and strengthen your career path in 2014.

Career Coach Nick Parham – Career Planning for the New Year (Part I)

Career coach Nick Parham shares insight on how to start your career planning for 2014, as heard on KGO 810 AM radio. Get clarity on what’s important for you today, personally and professionally, and how to align that with your career to maximize your satisfaction and career path.