The Power of You is a guide navigating to your next job. Each week career coach Win Sheffield delivers comprehensive, brief answers to your questions about the realities of the 21st Century job market. When all we want to do is restore the stability of a steady income, it is easy to overlook the subtleties of the job market. Even a when transition is relatively quick then there are often more productive and effective ways to approach the market.
This podcast (microcast) is designed to remove unnecessary difficulties dealing with the job market. By providing insight into the ways we need to work and clarifying our role in the job market, we can make the whole process much more positive. My goal is to make the whole process as painless as possible and to understand and deal with any pain and keep our morale and confidence high.
In this microcast Win responds to the questions that are holding you back from the success you are seeking. Topics from interviewing to resumes to how to network, what to write in your letters, how to keep up your morale to negotiating your pay package and planning your first 100 days are covered.
The Power of You is so named in keeping with one of its key principles: that employers are seeking more than employees who are skilled. Often ability to do the job is a secondary consideration to hiring an employee who is enthusiastic about the work to be done. An employee who is eager to do the job will weather the twists and turns of work life much better than one who is merely skilled. This active approach, empowering you to be in charge of your campaign, has many implications for how we, as job seekers, need to approach employers and the job market in general.
Win Sheffield resides in New York City where he has been working with clients and by video and telephone with clients in Europe and the Americas on their career direction and strategies since 2013. Win has run workshops in New York, Mountain View and London for industry and alumni groups in addition to his regular series at the New York Public Library.
Before becoming a career coach Win worked for Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers in strategy development and management consulting. He has an M.B.A. from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College. He has studied counseling at General Seminary and Myers-Briggs at the Jung Institute.
Please subscribe and listen along as each week Win answers more of your career questions.
I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do? (TPOY071)
When we are first laid off, it can be overwhelming. Our income is going or gone. And we face the prospect of going through a painful, barely understood process to get a job. This Power of You microcast … Continue reading "I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do? (TPOY071)"
As an expert in my industry, what questions can I have for my network besides ‘Do you know anybody with a job’? (TPOY070)
Those familiar with The Power of You will know that learning more and more about the positions, industries and organizations we are interested in is the most effective way to engage our network. For those of us sticking … Continue reading "As an expert in my industry, what questions can I have for my network besides ‘Do you know anybody with a job’? (TPOY070)"
How do I answer nonsense questions in an interview? (TPOY069)
As with many difficult questions, the main point of asking a nonsense question is to see how we handle the unexpected. While nonsense questions may seem impossible to anticipate and have no set answer, this Power of You … Continue reading "How do I answer nonsense questions in an interview? (TPOY069)"
How do I answer interviewers’ questions about my future when I don’t know myself? (TPOY068)
In a continuing series on Difficult Interview Questions, this Power of You microcast addresses how to answer future oriented questions like what we will be doing in five years. Other Power of You microcasts referred to in … Continue reading "How do I answer interviewers’ questions about my future when I don’t know myself? (TPOY068)"
I can imagine some objections to my candidacy; how do I tell which, if any of these I need to worry about? (TPOY067)
At various times in the interview process, we may suspect, that we are being viewed as a flawed candidate. This Power of You microcast addresses how to approach this sensitive topic. Other Power of You microcasts referred … Continue reading "I can imagine some objections to my candidacy; how do I tell which, if any of these I need to worry about? (TPOY067)"
How do I approach learning where I stand in the interview process? (TPOY066)
Interviews are the gateway to any job and so it is a good idea to know how we are being seen by our interviewers and what’s going on with the process generally. This Power of You microcast looks … Continue reading "How do I approach learning where I stand in the interview process? (TPOY066)"