Career Opportunities with a “Catch”

What would you do if the kind of career opportunity you’ve been eagerly seeking suddenly appeared–but it came with a “catch”? That is, it carried some baggage that wasn’t what you wanted. Would you walk away in disappointment or take it and hope for the best? Career opportunity decisions can force choices you’re not sure […]

Career Satisfaction & Lateral Moves

Many people change jobs to gain career advancement because they feel stuck where they are and see no likelihood of change in their current organization. Conventional wisdom suggests that moving “up the ladder” is the way to advance professionally, which might mean finding a new job in another company. However, a relatively new trend in […]

Your Career Success Depends on Patience

But patience alone won’t do the trick. You also need determination and a healthy dose of ambition. Together, these qualities can propel you to the career success you want. A key question is whether or not you recognize their value and are prepared to put them into practice in your job search and career management […]

Courage to Move Your Career Forward

If you’re unsatisfied in your current job or career path but staying where you are seems preferable to moving forward into the unknown, it might be time for a dose of courage. That quality doesn’t come in a pill or liquid form, but it can be acquired or developed. Sometimes you might need help to […]

Career Review: Look Back but Move Forward

In terms of your ongoing career success, it’s great to look back over the past–just don’t live there. At this time of year, when so many people are preparing to wind some things down and get ready for the new year, you might want to take a look at what has gone right for you […]

Career Advancement–More than Just Doing Your Job

Even if you do you current job well–say, you’ve run the sales department for two years and attained the stated goals consistently–that won’t necessarily put you in line to move up in the ranks at your company. Doesn’t seem fair, does it? You work hard, produce good results and make your boss happy, but no […]

Job Success: Make Others Look Great

Regardless of what you do on the job and when you’re pursuing a new job or career role, quality obviously matters. You certainly wouldn’t knowingly give less than your best to the situation. In fact, if you’re seriously invested in your job success or career advancement, you’re probably making a strong effort to excel in […]

Network Maintenance in a Job Search

To make sure there’s no confusion, I’m not talking here about physically maintaining a computer network, which might have only incidental relevance in a job search, if any at all. This is somewhat of a follow-up to a recent post about “Selective Networking.” In this case, however, the reference is to keeping up a strong, […]