Nov 5, 2019
About the guest:
Jim is the principal of Peak-Careers Consulting offering professional development for career practitioners/coaches through workshops and online discussion-based seminars. He is a LinkedIn strategist, career coach and blogger. He is the author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Your Clients Create Their Next Move.
For more than 11 years he was director of the Advising & Career Center at a community college, spent more than a decade as a high school counselor, and since February 2012, has been full time with Peak-Careers. He is a certified career services provider (CCSP), global career development facilitator (GCDF), and a two-time president of the Maine Career Development Association. In 2007, he received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development Association.
In the episode:
1:02 – Jim describes the colleges he went to and the jobs he had before starting Peak-Careers Consulting.
6:00 – Jim doesn’t think he would do anything differently because he was able to learn something each step of the way.
07:53 – Jim shares that he loves how PR feeds his creativity.
10:01 – Jim says that social media has fed his social side since he started to work from home.
13:07 – Nancy and Jim discuss how handwritten thank you notes can differentiate yourself from everyone else.
15:52 – Jim shares how he has developed his email list.
17:45 – Jim talks about hitting a wall of doing the same things and how he got out of the rut.
23:09 – Nancy asks Jim about what he calls value added in the workplace.
26:27 – Jim shares how he helps people determine whether they should be an employee or an entrepreneur.
28:33 – Nancy and Jim talk about how career consulting has changed and how Jim helps coaches guide others into their careers.
31:03 – Jim talks about how you can differentiate yourself.
35:53 – Jim shares that his two most valuable resources are LinkedIn and simply reading.
40:52 – The one piece of advice Jim shares is to look back at the themes throughout your life.
42:33 – Jim shares a parting thought, encouraging listeners to focus on their value-added statement.
"You can't have regrets. You can't go back and live in that world. You really need to look forward.” — Jim Peacock, Principal and Owner of Peak-Careers Consulting
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