Author: Richard Kirby

Richard Kirby is a Vistage Chair, executive coach, and author of the book/eBook Fast Track Your Job Search. He helps business owners improve their business operations' financial performance and helps individuals improve their career financial performance. Richard is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) in career coaching and an ISO-recognized Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
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Are You Underutilized in Your Career?

I attended a luncheon last week with 150 highly motivated business people, 85-90% of which were women. The audience was skewed by gender because the sponsoring organization was focused on helping promote more women on corporate boards.  And things seem to be looking up. Their latest study revealed that although only 11.5% of public corporation …

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Does College Make Financial Sense? Part 2

In my first installment on this topic, I introduced three methods for comparing the financial paybacks of college education…. payback of a specific degree from a specific college, average payback of college for typical professions, and average payback of all students based upon the college attended. Virtually no one considers these factors in deciding whether …

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Rating Your Job Search Networking Referrals

Several of my recent posts have discussed networking. The most recent one, Better Questions Equal Better Networking Results, noted that one of the most effective questions you can ask in networking is “Would you be willing to make a personal introduction?” While this is an important question that CAN produce many great referrals for you, …