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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.


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Say "No!" to Quick Fixes

Kent Nolen

A majority of my clients are referred.

Few realities of my business make me as proud as that fact because nothing speaks louder than the voices of those who have experienced – and loved – what you offer.

My clients – referred or not – know what they're getting into when they sign on with Tandem Powered. And it's not a "quick fix" process. I make that clear across my website and in the robust e-mail communications prior to starting.

That's why it's very bothersome when I speak with someone who has no interest in approaching career development properly. After all, this is your life we're talking about. It's very important to be set you up for success in navigating a career path that will lead to great job success, fulfillment, and – in most cases – greater income.

And you know what happens when you're happier in your career?

  • You're happier at home.
  • You're more confident.
  • You're more interesting.

The list goes on and on.

Here are three ideas for helping you to keep career trajectory top-of-mind:

  1. Keep track of your wins as they happen. Start an e-file or an analog file in which you can store all of your positive career movement: commendations, additional training, achievements, etc.
  2. Use "comfortable time" as "career building" time. The time to work on your career development activities is when you are all settled into a job. Period. You don't want to wait until things go bad to focus on pulling these things together.
  3. Focus relentlessly on what differentiates you. The world of work is increasingly competitive. As you move through the days / weeks / months give a lot of thought to adjustments you can make to become more of a specialist.