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?

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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

Expect the unexpected.

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

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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

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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 […]

Career Success–NOT An Overnight Event

If you have your sights set on achieving career success–or perhaps more career success than you’ve achieved so far–remember this: It’s NOT an overnight event. It almost certainly won’t pop up right in front of you without any effort (or very little effort) on your part. As movie great Cecil B. DeMille once said: “The […]

Career Management: You ARE a Small Business

If you’ve ever owned–or worked for–a small business, you know how critical it is to get the word out to your prospective customers about the value you can bring to them. In all probability, no one is going to do this for you. Now switch gears and look at yourself as a job seeker who […]