Managing a Successful Career in a Competitive Job Market
Proven strategies for getting, succeeding and advancing in the job you want
Here you will find courses that give you proven, practical advice for every phase of your career – from finding a job to starting and succeeding in it to moving into management as well as how to anticipate and successfully deal with those critical “transition points” in every job that can mean the difference between great success or major setbacks.
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We are experienced senior level career consultants who have worked with professionals in business, education, government, and not-for profit at all levels – from senior executives at Fortune 100 companies to those just beginning their careers . We have coached thousands of individuals on how to land good jobs, start successfully and succeed at all levels on their career path.
Wherever you are in your career, we can help you to maximize success and minimize problems.
Our video courses on Thinkific will help you at every major stage in your career path:
Winning the Job: Thirty-seven video lessons on how to win the job whether you are new to the job market, or “in transition”, get step-by-step proven guidance from developing a resume and an effective network through to negotiating and accepting an offer.
Starting and Succeeding in the Job: Thirty lessons that cover everything from making the best possible “first impression” to building critical relationships with the boss, co-workers and clients (every job has them). Valuable information whether just starting or in a position for years.
Career Transition Points: Twenty lessons on how to anticipate and deal with those events that happen in every career that can either mean great opportunity or great peril – from getting a new boss to major changes in management or corporate direction. Learn how to maximize the potential benefit and minimize any risk.
Moving Into Management: COMING SOON. Lessons will cover a range of critical topics from adjusting to your new role as “the boss” to establishing (or re-establishing) a successful relationship with your boss; how to avoid the most common pitfalls that can throw new managers; to how to motivate and get the best performance from your (new) team.
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Fred Ball is the Founder and Managing Director of Ball & Associates, a human-resources consulting firm where he coaches influential senior executives and young professionals for Fortune 100 firms. He is the co-author of the highly acclaimed books, Killer Interviews: Success Strategies for Young Professionals, and Impact Hiring: The Secrets of Hiring a Superstar. In his role as a nationally recognized resource for the media on the issue of interviewing from either side of the desk, he has appeared on national and local television (NBC, CNN, Fox), radio (WCBS, The Source Report), and print media (Chicago Tribune’s Syndicated column). He was director of the Institute for Administrative Research at Columbia University. He holds a doctorate in organizational systems from Columbia.
Richard Kendall brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, market research, and business consulting. Throughout his career, he has coached and mentored young professionals. Before starting his own business consulting practice, Rick was President of Impakt Health, a leading publisher consumer magazines in the field of integrative medicine. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing for Cinemax. He has also worked in market research at Yankelovich, Skelley and White in New York and Abt Associates, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. Rick is past president of the New York American Marketing Association. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from New York University.