Are You Ready for Big Changes–Work and Life?

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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

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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 […]

Sharpen Your Career Management Tool Set with a BlueSteps Review

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If you’re a savvy senior manager or executive–or any career-minded individual, for that matter–you know you need a strong set of tools to manage your career productively. Even more, if you’re contemplating a search for a new (potentially better) job, you realize it’s wise to tap into as many resources as possible. Because I’m always […]

Job Search as a Fun Activity?

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When you think about conducting a job search, fun is probably not the first word that springs to mind. On the other hand, summer tends to be viewed by many people as a time for fun. How can you possibly bring those two views together? Job Search and FUN If you take each letter of […]

Determination “Rocks” – Giving Up Doesn’t

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As I said last time, sometimes quitting is the right thing to do. But don’t make it your first choice. Instead, view it as your “court of last resort.” Giving up/giving in prematurely can be as costly to your career success as not calling it quits soon enough. As Kenny Rogers said in his song […]

Your Career Success Depends on Patience

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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 […]

Professional Networking is Rarely a Straight Line

Wouldn’t it be great if you could go straight from A to Z in every professional networking encounter? That is, meet person A, develop a rapport, and advance directly to Z, a job lead or really helpful tip–without any delays, digressions, or other distractions? Unfortunately, that’s so seldom the case that I’m doubtful whether it […]

Stable, Long-Term Employment a Myth?

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You probably don’t believe there’s such a thing as a long-term, “permanent” job any more. That concept basically fell by the wayside years ago. However, what about more or less stable, long-term employment (ditching the idea of “permanent”)? Unpredictable Career Future Your career success now hinges on an uncertain future, where you can rarely see […]