Dealing with the Highs and Lows of the Job Hunt

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, […]

Three Ways to Defeat a Bad Attitude

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 […]

Who’s in Charge of Your Career?

There are a variety of ways that people end up in their careers. Some have known what they wanted to do since they were very young, and that vision they had for their future never wavered. Others faced a bit of indecision in college and tried out a few majors before settling on something that […]

Four Risks of Avoiding an Online Presence

I read this line on Twitter a few days ago: “If you wanna stay private, don’t go online.” So… just keep off the Internet if you don’t want to feel like you’re in fishbowl, being gawked at by unknown numbers of strangers. And that choice will have no negative impact, right? Uh, wrong. Like virtually […]

Five Rules for Keeping Your Career on Track in the Midst of a Slacker

Proactive career management can be a stressful task to undertake, especially with all the economic ups and downs we have experienced over the past several years. When you are employed, you feel like you need to do everything you can to present every aspect of your work in a positive light and you worry that […]

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