Career Success Takes Hard Work

Determination Overcomes an Obstacle

Sorry, but I don’t believe there’s a proven “easy” path to long-term career success. Most things worth having are worth working for–and do require work, not wishful thinking or a haphazard effort. Your career success falls into that category. I’d actually suspect that most of you “get” this point. You’re not likely to hold your […]

Hedge Your Bets for Career Success

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“If you hedge your bets, you don’t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing” (www.usingenglish.com). That’s not a bad approach to adopt if you want to pursue long-term career success, as well as shorter-term job satisfaction. The future is necessarily at least somewhat uncertain, unpredictable. Your overall career success could hinge […]

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 […]

Career Progress–What Lies Ahead for You?

Does the path to your next job or career destination look vague–disconcertingly unclear or perhaps even intimidating? If so, you’re probably not alone. Although that might not make you feel better, it can be encouraging to realize you aren’t the only one who has faced uncertainty about how to move forward, when to take the […]

Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?

The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” […]