• Happy and Engaged Startup Team

How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have

Found your dream job?

Tips for becoming indispensable Well, you’ve done it!  You have FINALLY landed in your dream job.  You know the one – you can’t wait to get to work in the morning and Sunday evening means you begin to look FORWARD to Monday morning.  Congratulations!  Now, the search is over, but the work is just beginning.

Career in Review

Reflection and planning for the new year Thankfully, the election is behind us so now we can all get back to our lives.  The end of the year – in between your holiday preparations, festivities, travel and celebrations – is a great time to do some reflecting and planning for you and your career. Something

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Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years.  Although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t look

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Creative employee retention strategies

Earn their loyalty now - before someone else buys it! If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult it is to find great talent, not to mention the task of employee retention.  This is may be the wildest market I’ve seen – in

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So you think you want a raise

Tips and tricks for approaching this very uncomfortable subject Is it time to ask for a raise? As many people are uncomfortably aware, the recession played havoc with a lot of careers and career plans.  It significantly impacted (mostly in a negative way) many people’s career direction, household income, position title and tenure.  If this

In honor of the graduating class of 2015

3 Principles for Career Success I had a very stimulating conversation with Brian Simons a few weeks ago. Brian is the President and CEO of Altavera Mortgage Services – one of the busiest growing companies in Denver that you’ve probably never heard of. Anyway, I had just returned from a mentoring event at CU in

Distracted Job Searching

Are you headed for a Career Crash? I often use driving a car to illustrate the job search process with candidates. Let’s imagine your career is a coast to coast road trip. There are many stops along the way; some occasional side roads, hills to climb, valleys to navigate and even some bad weather here