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Interviewing: Overcoming the Defeat from False Negatives! (Career)
Candidates go into their interview rounds, both with great anticipation and apprehension. Anticipation, because they want to get that job offer after the demanding rounds of interviews; apprehension, because they are afraid of flubbing interview questions that they are prepared for, but are not sure that they will have the......
Dilip Saraf
The Power of Networking during the Holiday Season! (Career)
In every culture major holidays come once a year: Christmas; Diwali, Hanukkah (both celebrated as Festivals of Light); and Eid ul-Fitra or Muharram, among others. During these times people are in festive moods connecting with friends, celebrating, exchanging gifts, and making wishes to better themselves during the coming year. Those......
Dilip Saraf
The 10 Golden Rules of Career Management! (Career)
After having worked with thousands of clients, coaching them to improve their careers, there are some common themes that seem to have a universal applicability in how they impact a career, either positively or negatively. During the past 17 years Ive found that these same rules come into play again......
Dilip Saraf
The Pitfalls of Running from Your Problems! (Career)
  All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (18941961) Clients often come to me when they cannot deal with their own problems in a constructive way. In most cases it is a problem......
Dilip Saraf
How to Crush Your Next Job Interview?! (Career)
    You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. -Naguib Mahfouz, writer, Nobel laureate (1911-2006)   Interviews are typically an anxiety-provoking and a stressful step for the candidates going after a new job. Many analogize......
Dilip Saraf
Back to the Basics in 2018! (Career)
It is easy to get distractedeven overwhelmedby all the shiny objects, technologies, and trendsBitcoin, Deep Learning, Blockchain, meetoo#, among othersthat are both exciting and are transforming us, as they also make us increasingly anxious and nervous about our own careers, capabilities, inadequacies, and our future. They are also making our......
Dilip Saraf
The One (Free) Gift for Yourself in 2018 and Beyond! (Career)
  As a career and life coach, my clientsand casual encountersoften ask me what one skill that they should work on to advance their career in the specific area of their work. This is particularly true during December each year, when everyone is thinking about their New Years Resolution that......
Dilip Saraf
Some Strategies for Ratcheting-up Your Career Game! (Career)
  Tweet: A new employer every 3-5 years, a new job every 5-7 years, and a new career every 10-or so years is the only way you can sustain your employability if you want to keep working to your retirement age and beyond! Until the dotcom world came of......
Dilip Saraf
Which University will Win the American College Cricket National Championship ? (News)
The 2018 American College Cricket National Championship will be played March 14 to March 18, 2018. College teams from around USA & Canada will compete at the Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium an...
Lloyd Jodah
College World Cup in Florida in 2018 ! (News)
As WISDEN said a few years ago about cricket in America: – “the most promising development has been the formation of American College Cricket in 2008. Founded by Lloyd Jodah, ACC now has teams at ...
Lloyd Jodah
What I Learned from My Coaching Practice! (Career)
I have been a career and life coach for nearly 17 years now and during this time I have coached nearly 6,500 clients one-on-one. These clients range in ages from 16 years to 74 and in their station from just entering college, all the way up to CEOs. My client......
Dilip Saraf
Some Career Management Strategies! (Career)
This Nat Geo image of a jellyfish shows a spider walking into it as its food.   Having now worked with thousands of clients in diverse areas of professional pursuits Ive come to realize that there are two classes of clients: The first that know how to take charge of......
Dilip Saraf
The Top 10 Skills to Win the Career Race in 2020! (Career)
The World Economic Forum recently published its Future of Jobs Report. In this report it lists the top 10 skills to succeed in the 2020 job market for knowledge workers. Since this is not expected to be a step-wise skills requirements it may be worthwhile to visit these skills identified......
Dilip Saraf
Common Interview Mistakes! (Career)
In the job-search process getting invited to an interview is a big deal, especially when it entails going in front of interviewers at the target company and exchanging topics that allow you to explore the mutual fit. My own anecdotal data shows that about 50% of the well-targeted rsums (not......
Dilip Saraf
Disabusing Your Boss Perceptions about Your Strengths! (Career)
    It takes a great deal of bravery to stand-up to out enemies, but even more to stand up to our bosses! Anonymous.   For ongoing career growth and momentum how your boss perceives you and the impression of their boss (your skip boss) about your abilities to show......
Dilip Saraf

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