Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Advice: Take Your 1st Step ~ It will feel good! 

As you ponder your New Year's resolutions, or whether you should even make any, you will think of your career. Here is advice for you - take one of the following steps
  • Update your resume: If you haven't updated your resume this year, do it now. You will feel proud as you think of all you have accomplished. And, it will build you up your self-esteem. Focus on the areas of strength that matter to you. As a career coach for over 15 years, I'm glad to assist you.
  •  Take an assessment: If you need to make a move or find a job, and you don't know which direction to design for yourself, start with an assessment. Assessments give you new information that may be added to your resume or brought out in an interview. This information will give you data points for analyzing new directions. Below are some assessment ideas to try:  
    • Values Inventory to find out what environment, people and work are your best fit. Values Driven Work is my favorite and I can make it available for you.
    •  Personality Type to find out your style and apply that information to career direction. Here's a great, free site:
    • CPP's Strong Interest Inventory to find out your interest areas. This assessment has been around for decades. I'm certified in the Strong. I can give you online access and, in a 1-hour appointment, we go through your results and relevant career information.
    • Strengths evaluation is eye opening and confidence building. The Gallup Poll's work in "StrengthsFinder 2.0" is the perfect book for this. You can purchase the book in your local store or online. The online test code is given in the back of the book. 
I'm here to coach you through any aspect you'd like including having your best resume ever this year. WISHING YOU THE BEST IN 2013!                              Marianne      ~

Thursday, December 13, 2012

 End of Year Advice: Shake Things Up This Holiday Season

My advice to you for your career this holiday is to take a chance, help someone else, make music, play, shake it up in a new way. I learned years ago from the work of William Bridges, internationally renowned change expert and one of our top 10 exec consultants, that integrating our creative outlets, into the mix of any change, develops a synergy that supports our new direction and goals - even when we aren't quite certain what they are. Bridges tells us: "The true beginnings begin within us, even if provoked by external opportunities." So, allow yourself to be provoked by something or someone around you. Start now - shake things up by doing something new or something you love to do and haven't done for awhile. Give it as the gift to yourself this holiday! I know that I'm going to be sitting back down at my drum set. And, I will wait to see what change the New Year brings.     ~  All the best at this season,   Marianne  
Watch this video to get inspired to begin now 
Tom Shadyac and his students PLAY IT / PAY IT FORWARD.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4th: BOLD Holiday Event, South SF

Upping Your Game: Insiders' Perspectives for Your HR Career Success
Date:   Tuesday, December 4th
Time:  4:00 – 6:30 PM
Location:  Actelion, 5000 Shoreline Drive, South San Francisco
Over the years BOLD has been listening to our membership, paying attention to how we can best serve our members. Time and again, we have heard that members would like to learn more about how they can develop their HR career, and make a greater impact on the people side of their science based business. Members have asked:
  • What do I need to do to get promoted?
  • How can I have more impact in my HR role?
  • How did VP/senior leaders rise to the top?
Prepared with these questions and more, Marsha Hansen Underhill (Former Banking VP/HRBP Life Sciences) and Marianne Adoradio (HR Search), embarked on a special BOLD project to interview a dozen internal HR professionals in the life sciences, collecting best practices and lessons learned.
This program will include a summary of Marsha and Marianne's interviews, including:
  • Typical career moves in HR Life Sciences
  • Competencies HR professionals can leverage to grow their career
  • Best practices for branding your expertise
  • The HR field over the next decade
Attend this BOLD Holiday Mixer – learn about how you can grow your HR career in the life sciences – network with other BOLD members – and celebrate the end of our 9th year growing BOLD.