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 […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

Career Success–NOT An Overnight Event

If you have your sights set on achieving career success–or perhaps more career success than you’ve achieved so far–remember this: It’s NOT an overnight event. It almost certainly won’t pop up right in front of you without any effort (or very little effort) on your part. As movie great Cecil B. DeMille once said: “The […]

Career Management: You ARE a Small Business

If you’ve ever owned–or worked for–a small business, you know how critical it is to get the word out to your prospective customers about the value you can bring to them. In all probability, no one is going to do this for you. Now switch gears and look at yourself as a job seeker who […]