Your Career is Not a Cartoon – Or is It?

Cartoons are often designed to make you laugh. Sometimes they’re intended to hold something up to ridicule to expose its bad characteristics. In any case, cartoons aren’t normally something you’d think of in relation to your current job or your overall career. That said, it can be therapeutic at times to be able to laugh […]

Are You a High-Engagement/High-Burnout-Risk Employee?

Employee engagement has become a popular buzzword and concept in recent years. Burnout risk has been acknowledged longer than that. However, what happens when the two concepts “collide”? And are you affected by that collision? According to a recent article in Harvard Review, HR and management might be missing the boat in assuming that employee […]

Is Your Career Ready for a Change? Are You?

We all know change is often uncomfortable, even when we initiate it. Are you avoiding a change because you’re not sure it’s the right time or direction…or because you’re just reluctant¬† to dive into the job search hassle? If so, you might need to nudge yourself to “bite the bullet” and get moving. On the […]

Age Discrimination Rears Its Ugly Head – AGAIN!

You might have thought that age discrimination had diminished after decades of efforts to at least reduce, if not eliminate, it. Think again! Evidently age discrimination is alive and well–online. I have to say that this whole ageism issue makes NO sense to me. Any company with real business savvy and foresight ought to be […]

Job Search: It’s More Than Positive Thinking!

A successful job search requires much more than positive thinking, although that’s not a bad place to start. It’s certainly preferable to the polar opposite–i.e., negative thinking. If you’re trying to push a huge boulder up the mountain by yourself, you’re probably destined for failure. Thinking positively that “I can do it” doesn’t usually supply […]

Crazy Job Search or Career Peace of Mind – Your Choice

As we get close to the end of 2017, some of you are probably feeling the stress of too much to do and too little time–both personally and professionally, in many cases. If you’re trying to plan a job search to launch with a bang on January 2 or needing to figure out a change […]

Re-frame “Transferable Skills” as a Strong Value Proposition

The concept of transferable skills is almost as old as the hills in the employment arena, but it can still give your job search and career success a hefty boost if you do it right. First of all, you need to keep two critical principles in mind: Avoid giving a “learning curve required” impression to […]

Career Success: Mistakes You Might Regret

We all make mistakes. When those mistakes involve our career success or lack thereof, they can cause us lasting regret or only act as a temporary speed-bump. Have you ever made a career mistake you ended up seriously regretting? If so, you’re undoubtedly in good–and plentiful–company! Aggravating but Mild Career Mistakes Some career-related mistakes–which I […]