Job Search as a Fun Activity?

When you think about conducting a job search, fun is probably not the first word that springs to mind. On the other hand, summer tends to be viewed by many people as a time for fun. How can you possibly bring those two views together? Job Search and FUN If you take each letter of […]

Unrealistic Expectations – Lighthearted Look at a Serious Situation

If you encounter the specter of unrealistic expectations in your work environment–from your boss or others–you might wonder how it’s possible to take a lighthearted look at that potentially serious situation. However, I believe a little levity isn’t out of line and could help you navigate such a situation if (or when) you do encounter […]

Career Satisfaction & Lateral Moves

Many people change jobs to gain career advancement because they feel stuck where they are and see no likelihood of change in their current organization. Conventional wisdom suggests that moving “up the ladder” is the way to advance professionally, which might mean finding a new job in another company. However, a relatively new trend in […]

Job Search: What’s Your ROI Message?

No employer is going to hire you because you’re a good person–likable, presentable, etc. Not even if you really need a job, sad to say. You’ll have to do better than that if you want to land the new job you’re after. What you need to consider is why the prospective employer should care, why […]

5 Costly Job Search Mistakes – and What to Do About Them

For many people, job searching is less fun than going to the dentist! The path to success (a new job) is fraught with pitfalls, and the process ranks high on the Stress-Meter. While no one can guarantee you a smooth, stress-free ride, you can evaluate possible problems and prepare an active defense. Then you come […]

Love It or Leave It–Your Job (Dis)Satisfaction Level

You might be one of those fortunate individuals who loves the job he/she is in or is at least pretty well satisfied with it. On the other hand, you could be one of the many who’d love to get a new job somewhere else if you could figure out a way to achieve that. This […]

Why You Need Job Search Referrals

Who needs referrals for a job search? The short answer is, probably almost everyone. What are job search referrals? Basically, they’re leads, tips or whatever you want to call them that point you in the direction of job possibilities–not necessarily directly to such an opportunity, but heading the right way to get there. Why Do […]

Reputation Management and Your Career Success

If you expect to be a top contender for new career opportunities–new job, career change possibilities, and more–you must (not just should) pay attention to your reputation online. It’s a fact that what you don’t know can hurt you. If you don’t stay aware of what’s being said about you in cyberspace, you’re risking a […]