Is it the right time to make a move in your career?

Good Monday Morning,

Have you ever felt that you were too soon or too late for an opportunity? When is it the best time to follow up on an interview? You can listen to the podcast from our recent webinar with Mark Di Vincenzo, N.Y. Times best selling author of Buy Ketchup In May and Fly at Noon. A guide to the best time to buy this, do that and go there

Mark commented, “Timing is crucial in the workplace” I couldn’t agree more. Paying attention to some of the external timing factors can help you achieve better outcomes. Mark shared from his highly engaging book some interesting research on timing in the workplace. The best day to interview for a job? Friday, many people report being in a good mood, as a result are more relaxed. The best day to ask for a raise, Thursday or Friday. We are most open to compromise towards the end of the workweek when we are looking for the least amount of conflict.

What has been your experience with timing in your career? Join the conversation on and share your thoughts on my blog.

Join our upcoming Canadian Career Development Webinar Friday Jan 15th 12-1 p.m. ET. Work-Life Practical Advice on How to Find Balance in the Real World. Join Laura Bickle Managing Editor of Today’s Parent Magazine and Launi Skinner former President of 1800GOTJUNK and Starbucks North America as they share their experiences as leaders and parents dealing with all the challenges that the work world presents.

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Is it the right time for you to make a career move? Need help with a professional resume, job search and interview coaching? Invest in yourself; get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

Just in time, along the road with you!

Alan

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