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Avoid these 10 Mistakes in Your New Job! (Career)
  Clients often come to me to land a new job or to change their career path and to take on a new career after their re-invention, my specialty. Although most are engaged with me throughout their transition, some are not as much. They get complacent about how to get......
Dilip Saraf
Applying Design Thinking to Career Management! (Career)
Although the phrase Design Thinking has been bandied about lately in many discussions that go beyond product design, its origins date back to the concepts of systems thinking. As contrasted with Linear Thinking, Systems Thinking is a discipline that requires anyone engaged in making decisions about any topic or matter......
Dilip Saraf
Some Joie de Vivre Hacks! (Career)
Joie de vivre in French means joy of living! OED defines it as a feeling of healthy enjoyment of life; exuberance, high spirits! Why a blog on this topic so foreign to so many who work for a living? In my coaching practice I believe that this feeling of joie......
Dilip Saraf
Lessons from the United Airlines! (Career)
Throughout the last week the story of how the United Airlines mal-handled the passenger who refused to surrender his seat to accommodate the Airlines own crew exploded in the media with an endless parade of the video clips showing how that poor passenger was dragged out of his seat, hauled......
Dilip Saraf
The 10 Brand-building Hacks that Always Work! (Career)
Building your brand has now become a full-time obsession with many professionals. Many prospects who come to me start their conversation with this in mind: How can you help me build my brand and how can you help me make it stronger? is the most common way those curious about......
Dilip Saraf
How Bad Communication can Ruin Your Day (and Even Your Life)?! (Career)
  Clients often come to me with problems they face at work and for advice on how to deal with them. About half of my clients ongoing needs stem from how they communicate (or fail to) and how they hear what is being said to them without engaging in a......
Dilip Saraf
If You Want a Promotion, Heres How to Get It! (Career)
  You do not get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate!Anonymous Many prospects and clients call me when they think that they are facing a challenge in getting themselves to their next level in their group, organization, or company. This entails clients from individual contributors (ICs) to those......
Dilip Saraf
The Power of Amplifying Your Critical Leadership! (Career)
la How to Transform Your Company from the Middle One of my clients is a product manager at an Adtech company. They provide a platform to their enterprise and business accounts in retargeting (aka-Remarketing), which is a strategy of cyber-stalking a first-time visitor to your site, who leaves without......
Dilip Saraf
Career Advice from a Coach, Who Has Seen it All (Almost)! (Career)
  As a career and a life coach I often speak in front of varying audiences: some are fresh graduates entering the workforce, some are professionals attending a conference, some belong to a group of out-of-work professionals sharing information about todays job market and learning the tricks of getting hired......
Dilip Saraf
Want Your Next Promotion? Try THIS Recipe! (Career)
One of the more common reasons clients (and prospects) come to me as a career coach is to secure that long-due promotion that they felt they are owed. Most of the clients tell me about the re-orgs that have happened to scuttle their prospects for a promised promotion. The constant......
Dilip Saraf
The Holiday Season: A Good Time to Augment Your Network! (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
Making Time for Innovation! (Career)
Many of my clients are in high-tech and work in engineering, development, and product-creation areas. They are often challenged by their managers to innovate and to develop new products or services that will give their company an edge in the market. This innovation challenge is not just limited to my......
Dilip Saraf
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome! (Career)
  When I take on new clients I have a Client Intake Questionnaire that they are required to fill out. A prospects response to this CIQ is a rather detailed confession of their needs, apprehensions, and a list of what is holding them back in achieving their goals. Despite its......
Dilip Saraf
The Myth of Staying Employable Past 50! (Career)
Many prospects call me and lament their status in todays job market. I have just been laid-off for the second time and I am in my 50s. I cannot afford to retire for another 10-15 years because my youngest son has not entered college yet. I do not know where......
Dilip Saraf
How Linkedins ProFinder Provides for an Efficient Marketplace! (Career)
LinkedIn recently launched ProFinder to help 17 categories of service providers already on their main platform to connect with their customers in an effective way. You can locate ProFinder on LinkedIn in the Interests tabs drop-down menu. Although LinkedIn itself provides listings in its main database for some 475 million......
Dilip Saraf

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