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Further Your Career: Advice from Kris McGuigan

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Kris McGuiganyour career, career advancement, Kris McGuigan joined us on Tech Savvy Women tv last week to talk about ways to further your career. Kris McGuigan is Cleveland’s Top Resume Writer and a trusted Career Advisor. She recently earned the prestigious ACRW designation, making her one of just three Academy Certified Resume Writers in the entire state of Ohio – and the only one with an MBA. She holds coaching credentials from the renowned Career Coach Academy and has trained alongside some of the industry’s leading experts.

In just a quick few minutes, she offers a ton of great advice for those interested in career advancement and achieving your professional goals. Three of her tips are:

  1. Create a career kudos file – a place (virtual or hard copy) where you save messages, emails, letters and tweets people have shared that demonstrate your value. For example, when I am speaking at an event and people tweet about my presentation, I will take a screen shot of the comments and put it in my career kudos file. This file is also great for when your negative self talk seems especially loud. Just take a quick gander at the positive comments, thank you notes and recommendations people have shared about your work. It will shut down that negative voice in an instant!
  2. Obtain 360 degree feedback. Be brave. As peers, vendors, customers, and your boss for feedback about your strengths and areas of opportunity. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised. And if you do learn of areas for improvement, seek out ways you can strengthen your skills.
  3. Create specific action plans for your career goals. Just have a goal is not enough to make it a reality. Put down in writing the specific tactics you will need to accomplish to move forward.

As Kris states you need to Brand, Network and Advance! To learn more about Kris and her services visit /professionalcourage.com/

Also, check out my interview with her:

JJ DiGeronimo JJ DiGeronimo, a speaker, author and thought-leader for Women in Tech and Girls and STEM, empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract Women in Technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.

Check out JJ’s new book Accelerate Your Impact by downloading three free chapters.accelerate your impact

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