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 […]

Career Advancement through Education

You can find numerous different opinions on the importance and value of education to your career success. Unscientifically, I’d say the weight of opinion probably favors having a college degree–preferably at least a bachelor’s and in some cases a master’s degree. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you’re not necessarily home-free, but you probably […]

Holiday Activities and Your Job Search/Career Management Plan

Since I’m posting this just two days before Christmas, I’m guessing most of you aren’t really focusing on work-stuff! Consequently, I mostly want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period. I will be back in touch again next week and joining the rest of you in looking forward to a new year that […]