Yes, I've Had Gaps In My Employment History--What Can I Do About It?Written by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Yes, I've Had Gaps In My Employment History--What Can I Do About It?
1. Honestly, there is not a single person who has not had SOME gaps in their work history. Anyone who says differently is someone who might not always tell truth.
2. So, you, job seeker have had some employment gaps in your career/work life. What to do? What to do?
3. Sit down and write out what you did during your time of unemployment. Most people who are out of work do NOT spend all of their not working time in front of a TV! What you did is a measure of what your values and interests are. If you loafed, where did you do your loafing? Reading, baking, driving, hanging out? WHAT DID YOU DO AND WHY DID YOU DO IT?
4. Condense these periods of unemployment to look for a pattern. If you were "laid off" a few times, what jobs were you doing and why were you "laid off"? Look for skills that you used with employment gaps. There is always a pattern of some sort when Mr. or Ms Job Seeker is not looking.
Executive Coaching and the American President Written by Stephanie Tuia
Perhaps no one better than a former U.S. president has right to advise executives: "The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." -Theodore Roosevelt
As a former president, President Theodore Roosevelt might have been reflecting upon his own experiences as executive presiding over many members of government. His executive coaching reminds leaders that choosing wisely and requiring proper accountability are key elements to being a good executive.
President Roosevelt served as nationís president at start of 20th century. Exactly one century later, George W. Bush took on reigns to become first president of 21st century. Although 100 years has brought about many advances and changes in America, role in leading America has remained unchanged. The president of United States has a very important role to nation and world so any executive coaching from his predecessors like Roosevelt to recent former presidents like his father would have been helpful.
The Presidentís cabinet is another great resource for his executive coaching. While president resides over executive branch of government, he relies on each of his Cabinet members to aid him with their knowledge and expertise. For example, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a notable public figure because of war situation in Iraq. President Bush will work in partnership with Rumsfeld to propose recommendations on U.S. defense strategy. When President Bush came into office, he had ability to modify organization of his Cabinet, appointing associates he deemed right for position. He appointed 15 secretaries in their field of specialization ranging from commerce and agriculture to veteran affairs and homeland security.