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Your Job Search is not about You – Networking

September 26, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

If this is true, who is your job search about? It doesn’t mean you don’t manage your search. So how is it "not about you"? Please allow me to explain this theory. I just read an article called (I’m paraphrasing), “10 Guaranteed Methods of Successful Networking”. The essence of its guidance was to use a...more >>

Life and Career Success – What is it?

September 20, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

The Definition of Success: I previously discussed that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” as it relates to being a workaholic. How does that old saying work relative to success in life or your career? First off, it has to be your personal definition. Not that of your parents. Not that of your...more >>

Expand your Horizons and Renew your Passions

August 27, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

There is frequent debate about what constitutes a workaholic, and there is an old saying that says, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  When we see someone who steadfastly pursues a goal, we may consider them to be passionate. Or, are they being self-interested? Which is more accurate? Can you be too single-minded...more >>

What Do YOU Think You’re Worth?

August 20, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

So you’re sitting with your boss, and you’re going over his comments in your annual performance review meeting.  He notes that you’re a great team player, and you’re always there to take on a new task, regardless of its importance (or lack thereof).  Nothing is beneath you.  You’re always on time for work, and stay late whenever required.  The...more >>

“Hidden job market” or Hidden Talent?

August 15, 2013 By admin | 1 Comment

If you are in job transition, you may have heard of the "hidden job market". The hidden job market spoken of by many career/job search professionals refers to jobs that have not been posted, or advertised. I would offer that it is NOT the jobs that are hidden (as recruiters and hiring organizations are acutely...more >>

How To Have Fun In The Office And Not Kill Anyone

August 14, 2013 By admin | 3 Comments

I read an article on LinkedIn a few days back which hit home a bit for me. It was about having fun at the office. We don’t have much fun in our office anymore –the depressed economic climate took care of that. No summer picnics or golf outings, no Christmas parties or lunch get togethers....more >>

The “What – Why – How” Method of Interview Preparation

August 11, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Job search and career sites are full of articles about how to answer those "tough" interview questions. Frequently, we spend many hours creating resumes and cover letters, searching through the job boards and postings on the internet, and networking -- all in order to get an interview. Yet few of us spend any time developing...more >>

Leadership and Change Management

July 30, 2013 By admin | 1 Comment

One of the traits of good leadership is the ability to make necessary and appropriate business and organizational changes to meet new demands or jump past the competition. As a leader, you come up with or recognize a great new idea and begin to socialize your distinct vision of the new approach. You and your...more >>

Not Your Average Attitude Maintenance Plan

July 27, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Do you find yourself having cynical responses to the power of a positive attitude and glass half-full quotes?  Pie in the sky - "the longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life"1 - "just believe hard enough" …etc.  I know I have.  Maintaining an effective attitude is one of the hardest...more >>

This isn’t the job I signed up for!!!!

July 26, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Those of you following my Blog posts know that I left a full-time job to care for my mother, until her death from Alzheimer's disease in 2008, right as the job market took a downward turn. I kept some part-time work from home gigs, but still accumulated debt in order to care for my mother at...more >>