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 […]

Older and Facing a Layoff – Or in the Middle of One?

If you’re on the sunny side of 30, you might not see “older and facing a layoff” as relevant to your career and your future, but believe me, it is! The future arrives much sooner than you expect when you’re younger. As you mature, the pace seems to pick up, and this has a direct […]

Are You Ready for Big Changes–Work and Life?

According to ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, change is the only constant in life. That might not be much comfort to you if you’re facing upheaval at work, at home, or both! But you can’t stop the tide from coming in just because you don’t want it to happen. Trends that affect both work and personal […]

Career Management – Pursuit of Excellence, Not Perfection

As the slightly mangled saying goes, “Pobody’s nerfect!” (Translation: “Nobody’s perfect!”) Many of you have probably experienced speed bumps inĀ  your career path over the years. If it was because you misread a cue you think you should have spotted, take a deep breath and cut yourself some slack. I believe that perfection is an […]