How Conferences Can Increase Your Value

As I’m preparing to attend the annual conference of one of my professional associations (October 3-6), I’ve been thinking about how a well-planned and well-presented conference can increase one’s value to employers. If you haven’t considered that aspect of your career management recently, I encourage you to give it some thought now. Why Attend Professional […]

Career Challenge: Are You Sure You’re Up for It?

If everything goes smoothly in your career and you don’t run into any major concerns along the way…stop reading, because this post doesn’t apply to you! Pat yourself on the back and keep on doing what you’re doing. It must be working! On the other hand…. Career Challenges Can be Intimidating Most of us can […]

Technology Advances and Job Search Change

If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search […]

Last-Minute Resume – It’s a BAD Idea!

You get a phone call or an email from someone who urgently needs your resume to submit for a great but time-limited job opportunity. Fantastic! Except for one problem–you haven’t updated your resume in at least 10 years. So you quickly throw together an “updated resume” that you figure will do for the time being […]

Self-Respect & Integrity in Your Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if job searching were a “piece of cake,” with no real challenges or speed-bumps to get past? Theoretically, that would mean you wouldn’t face any serious tests of your self-respect and integrity during the job search. Is that likely to happen in practice? Maybe not. Even the best-planned and -executed job […]

Is Your Resume Old & Tired? Does It Say *You* Are?

Nostalgia can be fine to indulge in–if kept in its proper place. When you’re engaged in planning a job search or trying to do smart career management, nostalgia might be a costly indulgence! Why is that? Because the core ingredient of nostalgia is looking backward, rather than forward. The word is defined as “a sentimental […]

Job Trends and Your Career Success

Get out your crystal ball or your trusty compass! What job trends already here or coming down the road could affect your career success? And what should you do to move forward in the right direction? If you’re not sure, join the club. You have lots of company. Job Trends: Change and Uncertainty Unfortunately, almost […]

Time to Re-Think Your Job Search

While many people are probably anticipating enjoyment of New Year’s eve celebrations and possibly their favorite sporting or other events associated with New Year’s day, you might be thinking instead of your upcoming job search–and wishing you could just relax and enjoy the holidays! If you’ve so far neglected to get a December head-start on […]