Caring about Career Success–Yours and Others

Today I am borrowing a question from Jon Gordon, whose weekly newsletter often contains thought-provoking messages that make me examine what I am doing or not doing that really matters–personally (with family and good friends) and professionally (for my business and the people I want to serve). Jon’s question is: “Do You Care?” Caring about […]

More Career Success Tips from Einstein

Einstein was such a great source of inspiration for career success tips that I could not fit everything into one post, so here is the second and final installment. Note: Einstein passed on 50+ years ago, but his words of wisdom are just as relevant now as they were then. Some things are timeless. If […]

Career Success Tips from Einstein

Albert Einstein never presented himself as an expert on career success, in spite of the fact that he had a very successful career. However, I thought it would be fun to explore some of his sayings as if they were career success tips. So here goes the first batch of tips: Perfection of means and […]

Career Success versus Excellence

Success in any situation can be hard to define. In fact, it can have virtually unlimited definitions, depending on who you are and how you choose to view–and measure–it. In terms of career success, for example, it can vary from gaining a coveted promotion (such as a more exalted position in your company) to making […]

Got the Job: Now What?

Recently I asked this question–Got the Job Offer: Now What? As you undoubtedly know, even when you accept an offer, that represents only the first step in your progress toward establishing a record of success in that position. You basically have a two-part process: short-term and long-term. Both parts need careful attention if you expect […]

Career Success with a “Stretch Team”

You might be the independent type who prefers to “go it alone” and achieve whatever your goals are without outside help. In that case, you probably do not have what writer Jon Gordon calls a “stretch team.” If that works fine for you in your career management and job search plans, maybe the stretch team […]

Online Missteps Can Hurt Your Career and Job Search Success

I’ve written before about the need to be careful about what you post online–in any forum, social media site, etc.–because of the potentially harmful effect it can have on your career and/or job search success. I’ve also noted that you need to be aware of what others might be saying about you online, because sometimes […]

Is Twitter An Effective Job Search Tool?

Three of my colleagues wrote a book a few years ago called The Twitter Job Search, and it’s a good read. However, there’s still not a widespread consensus that Twitter makes an effective job search tool. That said, you shouldn’t let it deter you from checking out Twitter and seeing whether you can apply it […]