Looking at the Process

When writing a resume or prepping a client for a job interview, I am constantly asking my clients about the end results from their work. I hope they don’t grow tired of my probing questions: “What efficiencies were gained?” “How did the company achieve its goals by your activity on X project?” “What were the […]

One Reason Change is Stressful (and How to Manage It)

Change is stressful. But why is that? One reason for the stress is because, so often, the response to change is reactionary. Something happens; we react, many times right away. The thing is — being reactionary is not a power position. It is a defensive action that puts you at a distinct disadvantage and has […]

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Employer

A while back, I wrote a post entitled, “Three Ways to Add Value to a Company Before Getting Hired.” It still is quite popular, in part because people are finding it when they Google “ways to add value to your company.” Due to this demand for adding value to your company when employed, I’ll give […]

Learning How to Fish: An Analogy

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.”—Author unknown Yesterday, I talked about putting more of your focus on the process you are going through to achieve a goal (such as getting a new job), and less on the […]

Thoughts on the Perceived Need for a Degree

This post is one that has been slowly forming ever since Karen Burns wrote a post on the Working Girl blog entitled Is College Worth It? I love her post in that it doesn’t blindly accept that college is THE only route to success. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell are commonly referred to […]

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