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


Why are you staying at your current job?

Do you know? Really know? I mean beyond the initial surface, reactionary answer?

Most people don't know. They don't question it, and they stay because it's the path of least resistance.

They don't want to...

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6 Critical Interview Prep Steps (that most candidates overlook)

Hey job-seeker,

Do you have a process to prepare for an interview?

Most candidates follow a mental checklist. It includes things like:

  • Research the company online
  • Review the job description
  • Mentally match the job description to their resume
  • Think...
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How to Make Your Networking Count (especially if you dread it)

Networking can suck

Most people don’t like networking.  Do you?

They justify why they can’t or shouldn’t network.

But, most of the time, the dread and avoidance we feel toward networking all disipates after we get on the...

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3 Steps to Prepare for A Salary Negotiation


Did you find a perfect job for you, at least for right now as a next step in your career?

Have you received a verbal or written offer and you're not sure if it's fair?

Here are the 3 steps to figure out if you (1) should negotiate and (2)...

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The 6 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job

Have you been thinking it's time to leave your job?

But you're not sure?

You don't want to stay too long and stagnate.

You might really want to remove yourself from a toxic situation.

But, you're hesitating.

Is it time to make a move?

You might be...

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5 Steps to Build a Daily Job Search Routine that Generates a Flurry of Interviews and Offers

Do you notice that you're not making as much progress on your job search as you would like? You find time to apply to a few jobs but are constantly pushing out other action items like networking, customizing cover letters, and the other tasks that...

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5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid (They Might Surprise You)

Cover letters can seem outdated at times, especially when you're applying online to jobs that don't allow them.

But, for situations where you have the opportunity to send a letter, don't miss this crucial step. It can be a game-changer and help...

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7 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Is it time to update your resume?

If you're looking for a new job, an updated resume is essential.

Or, if you're happy in your current job, update your resume anyway, so that you don't have to re-create 10 years of professional life when it is...

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12 Steps to Kick-Start Your Job Search

 Are you ready to look for a new job?

I talk to so many of you who haven't looked for a new job in a long time. You're not sure where to start. 

I compare it to re-entering the dating world after being married for years. Where do 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.