Are Your Job Search Expectations Unrealistic?

The primary objective of your job search is to get a job, right? However, you have quite a few steps to take to reach that goal, and you can stumble if you don’t start with realistic expectations for the outcome. Unrealistic Job Search Expectations For example, if you’re currently earning $50,000/year but aiming for $150,000 […]

Tough Job & Career Choices

If you had several job opportunities to consider, wouldn’t you think that was a great situation to be in? Maybe. Sometimes, having multiple possibilities to choose from isn’t as clear-cut as it might seem at first. Tough Choices & Only You Can Decide Suppose you have five companies interested in you. You’ve had preliminary phone […]

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 […]

Job Interview Trauma – Please Don’t Ask This!

If you had to decide between going through an interview for a job you really want or having a tooth pulled, which would you choose? I wouldn’t be surprised if you opted for the tooth removal! At least it would be over with quickly, and you’d start feeling better soon. With the job interview, though, […]

Job Interviews That Go Wrong

You’ve probably had at least one job interview in your career that “went south”–maybe even when you thought you had done well in it. (If not, consider yourself lucky!) Rather than beat yourself up about what seemed like a missed job opportunity, why not treat it as another kind of opportunity–a chance to gather and […]

First Impressions Matter–They Last

In job interviews and on the job, first impressions matter because they last. In fact, they often take effect in an instant but can be difficult to change, if not impossible (depending on how strong they were to begin with). I’m not talking about something like “is my tie straight?” (if you wear one). I’m […]

Good Boss – Bad Boss

Probably most of you could agree on some of the characteristics of a good boss or a bad boss, but other elements might well differ depending on your particular perspective. The main thing is that you need to determine what makes a good or a bad boss for you, in order to have a reasonably […]

Video Interviews–A Shocker!

A while ago, I did a post on the trend in video interviews, including those in which the applicant basically responds to pre-set questions. This post is basically a somewhat alarming add-on to that. Job Interviews That Aren’t Really Interviews As my earlier post noted, these new-style interviews don’t involve the presence of an interviewer–just […]