Career Success: You Can Do More Than You Think

I’m often amazed when a client expresses hesitation about the value of what he/she has to offer employers–especially when the individual has had good career success at that point. I’ve seen this in cases where the client is aiming to move up in his/her career, which is admittedly somewhat of a challenge at times, but […]

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 […]

Retirement or Second Career – What’s Right for You?

Whether you’re 30 or 50 (or more), retirement will probably pop up on your radar screen eventually. You might not think it’s an urgent topic if you’re still in your 30s, but don’t rush to that judgment too hastily. Giving early thought to retirement planning can put you a giant leap ahead when the time […]

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, […]

Your Job Search: Do You Stand Out?

Once upon a time, you probably received only a handful of emails per day, so you could read each one and quickly dispose of those you weren’t interested in. Then the deluge hit! Now you’re likely to miss something important because it’s buried in the flood of irrelevancy. Something similar can happen with your job […]

Career Marketing Tool Box: What’s In Yours?

As a rule, employers won’t find you by osmosis (“a subtle or gradual absorption…”) and not just because you’re a potentially great asset to their team. That means action is required on your part if you want to attract their attention. Before you start working on what that action might be, I suggest you do […]

Job Search Marketing – Who, Me? (Part 2)

The job search marketing strategy and plan aspects touched on in Part 1 barely scratched the surface of what you should consider when you contemplate launching a job search, if you want it to be successful. This time I want to go a little more into a couple of aspects of the job search strategy […]

LinkedIn — Are You Using it “Right” in Your Job Search?

The title of this post is really a trick question. I think there are many ways to use LinkedIn in your job search, not just one “right” method. However, there are also at least several ways of using it “wrong”–which is to say, badly or not at all. Now I’m not going to “beat you […]