Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day in the business I’m in.
When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty secrets about the abhorrent lack of leadership, the narcissistic, egomaniac supervisor, and inept managerial incompetence in the workplace.
The number one fatal flaw in nearly every resume I review is that they are written in what I refer to as the “80s” style. By this I mean that every job and every “given” responsibility is listed in a bulleted format. Are you telling your career story in this way?
It seems like everywhere you look, people are thinking and talking about making career changes. They’re unfulfilled in their job or don’t get along with either their boss or their toxic co-workers. Or, even worse, the company leadership is so darn weak or even non-existent that they are going nowhere in their careers. What does it take to make a radical career change today and how do you begin what may seem like a daunting process?
Our topic today is all about human resources and I’ve a very special guest who has more than 30 years as a human resource specialist and executive. He has worked with companies on a global basis. He is currently the SVP of People, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness, Avatar Airlines, a startup airline coming out of Jupiter, Florida. Welcome to the show, Randy.
With more than 4 million college graduates arriving on the job market scene. Since may, we definitely have a lot of challenges ahead for them. And my concern is that they don’t know what to do, but my guest today is a very special guest coming out of Montreal. Canada is Mike Bird. He is a generation Z career coach, and he in fact, coaches, the millennials or the generation wise, Mike, welcome to the show.