How to Bridge an Employment Gap

Things have certainly changed a lot in terms of what is considered the norm with career paths: Staying with one company in a position that spans multiple decades is now the exception, not the rule. More folks are working on side gigs and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Trust between employer and employee has been declining. The […]

How Do I Handle a Sabbatical?

I was recently asked this question: “I would like to take some time off to spend with my young children. How should I handle this gap on my résumé to minimize my difficulty in reentering the workforce?” With the inquirer’s permission, I am sharing the gist of my response with you all. Taking time off […]

5 Questions to Ask and One Tip to Keep Resumes Interesting

I recently ran across the headline of a blog post that advocated for shorter résumés over longer ones. This really puzzled me. Professional résumé writers tend to take a more balanced approach to the matter; yes, going on ad nauseum about each minute detail of your career is a bad idea, but generally, content is […]

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 […]

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, […]

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