09.04.2020 - Tech Leader Power Lunch topic is "Ask Melisa Anything Q&A Call"

Job Hunting After You've Been With a Company Over 10 Years


Recovering from being let go after 13 years of loyalty

My client “Jane” was in shock. She had been pushed out of her company after more than 13 years and glowing annual reviews.

The company wanted to go a different direction.


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Not enough time for your job search?

Not enough time for your job search?


"I don't have enough time for my job search."

I hear this from almost every job seeker at some point, even those who are unemployed.

They say things like:

"I can't fit all of this in."

"It takes...

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Is Your Job Search a Waste of Time?

Does this sound like you too - a job search black hole?

I was talking to a potential client the other day and he told me how frustrating the search has been for him.

He's spending hours finding jobs to apply to, networking, customizing his resume,...

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Are you being penalized for playing by the rules in your job search?

Job Search Rules

Are you being penalized for playing by the rules in your job search? 

Here’s what it looks like to play by the rules:

  • Networking and talking to recruiters
  • Finding positions online
  • Tailoring your resume to make it...
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Most job searches are missing this critical step

Most job searches are missing this critical step

I notice most job seekers forget to include one critical step in their daily job search routine.

What is it? → They didn’t make a plan b.

By plan b, I don’t mean the job...

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The Most Important Habit to Make Your 2020 Goals Inevitable

2020 Goal Amnesia

I was working with a new client the other day, and asked her what her 2020 goals were.

She looked at me so perplexed.

She had set several goals in late December so she could kick off 2020 powerfully.

But now, in June, she had...

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The 3 Step Blueprint: How to Be Productive Working from Home During Coronavirus

Coronavirus can be a gift to your productivity, if you play it right

Our world has changed dramatically because of the coronavirus.

So many of us are suddenly working from home full-time, with kids (who, by the way, we are now...

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Why You're Landing Interviews (Even Final Interviews) But No Job Offers


Are you interviewing but not receiving offers?

In today's video, I share the story of a client who thought she wasn't getting interviews because:
She was too old (𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘡𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘒𝘸 𝘩𝘦𝘳 π˜ͺ𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯)
She didn't have an insider to support her
She was...

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The Must-Answer Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Your Career (at least once a year)

In this post

1) Why it's so important to know where you you want to go with your career and not leave it to other people

2) How I fell into this trap (an example of what NOT to do)

3) The 20 questions to ask yourself, in order to get back into the...

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Working ON Your Career (Why it's a DON'T MISS activity even when you have no time)

Are you in survival mode, with no time for the strategic?

Take a second and think about your day and week, does it look something like this?

  • You're overwhelmed by new emails and messages (Slack, MS Teams) before you even get out of bed
  • You...
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We'll spend 30 minutes working ON your career, and focusing on what you want in your career and ultimately for your life.


One of the biggest mistakes tech leaders make is focusing ALL their time on their day-to-day and neglecting their career and the big picture of what they really want and how they'll achieve it.

Months, quarters and years go by.

They're stagnating and unfulfilled.

And for some, the unexpected happens....they're let go.

Don't let this be you too.