Dealing with the Highs and Lows of the Job Hunt

last weeks weather

One week ago, there were thunderstorms in Wisconsin. Thunderstorms. In January. It was crazy having the temperature be that warm! But then, it got colder the next day, and we had so much snow that they cancelled school. And a couple days later, the high temperature for the day was in the single digits. Today, […]

What Zig Ziglar Has Taught Us About Career Management

What Zig Ziglar Has Taught Us About Career Management

I was saddened to hear of the passing of motivational speaker Zig Ziglar yesterday. Here are just a few of his quotes that get you thinking about how you approach the management of your career: About attitude “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” This is common sense that a […]

Bullying that Can Kill Your Career

Bullying that Can Kill Your Career

In my last blog post, I talked about workplace bullying, which is experienced by 35% of American workers. What if I told you there was another kind of bullying that folks face, one that is more pervasive? Sadly, virtually everyone is a target of this bullying. What’s worse, everyone is also a perpetrator of this […]

How Comparisons Can Hurt (& Help) Your Career

How Comparisons Can Hurt (& Help) Your Career (image of two trucks)

How do you feel when there is something you really want (a promotion, employment at a particular company) and you see someone else get it? 1. Envy. “I want that dream! Why can’t I have it?” 2. Defeated. “Why bother? They’re probably just luckier than me.” 3. Bitter. “You know, they just get all the […]

Three Ways to Defeat a Bad Attitude

Two stone heads, one rolled on its side and one angry

My friend and fellow career pro Julie Walraven has written many posts on attitude and how one’s attitude can help or harm a job search. They are quite good at getting a person to think about the choices being made in life, particularly how a bad attitude after a setback can pull you off the […]

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