Career Success and Peace on Earth – An Unlikely Combo?

Career success is a worthwhile goal when pursued in the right way and for the right reasons. If you keep in mind that you can achieve it while still respecting the rights and needs of others, you’ll almost certainly find the journey more personally and professionally satisfying. If you’re planning a job search to start […]

Is Your Resume DOA (Dead On Arrival)?

If you “Google” the phrase “resumes are dead,” you’ll see a long list of items covering a wide range of views on the subject. More to the point, I think, is the question, “Is your resume DOA (dead on arrival)?” Why? Experience tells me that resumes in one form or another are likely to be […]

Older and Facing a Layoff – Or in the Middle of One?

If you’re on the sunny side of 30, you might not see “older and facing a layoff” as relevant to your career and your future, but believe me, it is! The future arrives much sooner than you expect when you’re younger. As you mature, the pace seems to pick up, and this has a direct […]

Career Planning: Are You On Top of Yours?

Details of your career planning process might vary from those of other career-minded professionals, because each of you is a unique individual–coming from different backgrounds, possibly targeting different overarching career goals. However, the crux of the matter is: Are you staying on top of your own career planning? What Does Your Career Planning Process Look […]

Your Job Search Plan & “Seasonal” Changes

In a larger sense, your entire career could be viewed as made up of seasonal shifts, from your first job out of college (spring) to your retirement and possible second-act role (winter).  Your job search might not have seasonal changes that correspond closely to those you experience in terms of climate-based alterations throughout the year, […]

“People Helping People” Groups & Your Job Search

Job search support groups used to be a staple of job seekers when looking for a new job. They’re still around, but maybe not as easy to find as they used to be. On the other hand, I’ve just learned about a different kind of group that isn’t only for job seekers but could serve […]

Career Challenges: Do You Have the Heart of a Lion?

Sometimes it takes courage to move forward in the face of a career challenge. If you’re feeling some fear, that’s natural, but when it stops you in your tracks, finding a solution is not optional. What you need is to have the heart of a lion. I don’t know anyone who displays courage 100% of […]

Problem Solvers in Demand: Job Search & On-the-Job

You might be counting on your field of professional expertise or specific skill-set to help you land your next great job opportunity, whether it’s an internal promotion or a new job at another company–and you could be right. But you might have another talent that would turn you into a front-runner, even against stiff competition. […]