When Should Career Management Start?

Over this past school year, I have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a local library by meeting with their teen group. We’ve discussed résumés and will soon be getting into job interviews. Working with them, as well as thinking about my own young children, has caused me to reflect on the question posed […]

Everyone Needs to Manage Their Careers? Yes, EVERYONE!

In preparing for an upcoming presentation on career management, I posted the following on my Facebook page: “Think that career management isn’t necessary for you? Let me ask — are you currently working or in transition? If you fit in either category, then you have a career to manage.” This led to an interesting conversation […]

Don’t Outsource Your Career

Why is it, with something as important as a career, people are so willing to let others manage it? A post by Suzanne Lucas on BNET talked about services that will take your résumé and send it out to pretty much anything that is a remote match — basically taking a spray and pray approach […]

Do You Really Want to Spend 12 Years in a Soul-Sucking Career?

This video puts into perspective what the activities of our lives represent in terms of the time they take: I want to focus in on the time that is employment-related: “We’ll be at work… for the equivalent of 3,202 of those days.” Depending on what you do for a living, this may be a conservative […]

Education | A Lifelong Endeavor

Maybe you have been going to school and will be graduating next month. Or perhaps you recently completed a program to earn a certification. It’s so tempting to think, “I’m (almost) done!” Except it doesn’t really work like that. Consider the following words of management expert Peter Drucker: “We now accept the fact that learning […]

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