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Ask the Coach: How do I stay organized and on track at work?

April 20th, 2018

This is one of the biggest challenges for many of my clients. Although many people are focused, they also compete with many priorities. Before they know it, their work has expanded to fill the time. Sometimes it’s because things came up that needed immediate attention, or because the goal focused behaviors were harder, or often […]

Ask the Coach: How can I become better at networking?

April 13th, 2018

Listed below are the 6 B’s for highly effective networking. 1. Be Purposeful First of all, make sure you have a very specific purpose for networking, and be selective about which networking events to attend. You should create networking goals and select events that align to your target market. 2. Be “The Host” How do […]

Ask the Coach: Who should I list on my references?

April 6th, 2018

Great question! Compiling the right list of references is a very important piece of the interview process because it validates one’s work. Ideally, you want your references to consist of people who can speak to the work you’ve done.  To start, your references should include a former supervisor, a co-worker or peer, an employee you […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 4/4/18

April 4th, 2018

In this podcast, we discuss talent gaps in banking and how millennial workers can help banks be more competitive in the ever-changing banking industry.  We also have Joe Micallef, one of our BankTalentHQ coaches, who will discuss how banks can develop growth strategies and dynamic sales and service cultures within their organizations. #talentgathershere

Ask the Coach: How can I improve my sales meetings?

March 30th, 2018

Sales meetings are vital to team’s success, yet almost every sales person I speak to dreads the weekly sales meeting. Many understand the purpose, but very few sales people show any enthusiasm when it comes to attending these meetings. In fact, their demeanor seems to change every time they discuss or attend their team meetings. Listed […]

Ask the Coach Answer: How to Explain Being Fired?

March 22nd, 2018

BankTalentHQ’s coach, Donna Flynn, answers an Ask the Coach question – how can you explain being fired when you are in a job interview? Explaining being fired is not always comfortable, but is manageable. Without knowing the specifics of your situation, here are some guidelines I suggest: 1. Be honest. Explain the facts non-defensively of the […]

Ask the Coach: How do I explain an employment gap?

March 19th, 2018

Tell the truth. Gaps exist for a variety of reasons. Simply explain why you were unemployed and if appropriate, what you learned from it. One area to highlight on your resume is what you did to keep busy during the employment gap. Did you volunteer? Work a part-time job, consulting, or do some freelance work? […]

Ask the Coach: How do I successfully transition from sales person to sales manager?

March 9th, 2018

Many top performing sales people are promoted to sales manager and are asked to lead their team to achieve similar success. Despite the promotion, many new sales managers are required to continue directly producing results and receive minimal leadership coaching. The first step in successfully transitioning into a sales management position is to seek clarity […]

Ask the Coach: Do I need to be a good sales person to grow my career in banking?

February 26th, 2018

Absolutely not. Banking is a customer-centric industry and almost every role in the bank offers some value to enhancing the customer’s financial well-being. Happy customers generally drive bank growth, which creates greater career opportunities for staff. By maintaining a focus on customer satisfaction in your role – regardless of whether you are in front line […]

Ask the Coach: I’m having a hard time fitting my resume onto one page – is that still a requirement?

February 16th, 2018

The short answer is no, however, it does depend on your particular situation. If you are early in your career (out of college, or one or two jobs in) it probably makes sense to have a one-page resume. Each of your jobs should have 3-5 bullets a piece of accomplishments and results. As you progress […]