How to Help a Job Searching Friend: Dos & Don’ts for the Modern Age

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It’s hard to know how to help a job searching friend, right? You mean well, of course. But truth is, unless you’ve recently been through a job search of your own, you might become more of a pain than a partner. The rules have changed. And the advice? Endless. You want to help, but you […]Read the full post >>

Help! I Feel Hidden Working Remotely! [4 Unique Ways to Be Seen]

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If you’re working remotely, you probably share my reader Angela’s concern: “Hey Darcy–I need your help. At the start of the pandemic, my job (and a kazillion others, I know) moved from being based in the HQ to being remote. I actually love it and want to keep working this way–it’s better for my family […]Read the full post >>

Job Searching? How to Use LinkedIn to Connect at Your Target Company [STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO]

Job Searching-Use LinkedIn to Connect at Your Target Company

If you’re job searching, LinkedIn can’t be ignored. Or even if you just want to ramp up your networking in the new world of work, it’s time to dive deeper into how LinkedIn can help you. When combined with the human-focused, real-world networking tools we share here (more of those below), LinkedIn is the engine […]Read the full post >>

Laid Off, Furloughed, Or Just Seeking Change? Don’t Fall into These Job Search Traps

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I’m writing this in early summer 2020, when the US employment rate has climbed from a tiny 3.5% in February to almost 15% now. #thanksnothankscovid On top of that, workplace watchers like me notice that even more people are going uncounted, including those who’ve been furloughed or whose hours (or pay) have been reduced. So, […]Read the full post >>

What to Give People at Work: Unexpected Holiday Ideas for Professionals

What to Give People at Work _ Red Cape Revolution

The clock’s ticking down to figure out what to give everyone this holiday season–and my stress level’s going up. If you’re in the same tinseled boat, here are a few ideas that may kick up your gift-Q without deflating your money-Q. They’re all appropriate for the gift-worthy people at work, too. (Note: Any Amazon links […]Read the full post >>

How to Ask for Feedback at Work (Who, What, and What to Say)

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If you’re someone who wants to grow your career, you’ve got to learn one important thing first: how to ask for feedback at work. It’s not always easy, especially when we’re moving fast and/or everyone’s moving fast around us. But learning how to ask for feedback helps you take control of your career. It’s a […]Read the full post >>

I’ve Written the Networking Emails for You (So You Can Start Now)

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You want me to write NETWORKING EMAILS?  Why would anyone possibly want to network with ME? My heart ached earlier this week when I heard a smart, talented person use those words. This person is thinking hard about what’s next in her career and life. She’s trying to decide whether she can stay where she […]Read the full post >>

Tame the LinkedIn Shame: Simple Steps to Put This Powerful Tool to Work

Tame the LinkedIn Shame _ Red Cape Revolution

So you’ve got a little LinkedIn shame, huh? You know in your head that you should be using this powerful techno monster tool to help manage and grow your network and your career. When you lurk through your newsfeed, you see other people out there, sharing stories, congratulating others on promotions and work-a-versaries, and asking […]Read the full post >>

Networking in Real Life (Guest Post by Michelle Salob)

Networking in Real Life with Michelle Salob (Guest Post on RedCapeRevolution.com)

A word from Coach Darcy: Networking is a word I despise for a process I love. It’s often the difference between a red cape career and having a career that craters.  So when my friend & talent management expert Michelle Salob told me what she’d been learning about networking–and what she wished she’d remembered throughout […]Read the full post >>

The Best Career Advice from Real People in Real Life

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A few weeks ago, I asked our readers to share their best career advice. And wow! The range of answers from people from all different levels of experience and walks of life painted a strong picture of what’s working today to help real people manage their real-life careers. I’ve picked 14 ideas from those who […]Read the full post >>