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 […]

Sharpen Your Career Management Tool Set with a BlueSteps Review

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?

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

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 […]