Preparation Is the Key to Mastery of Your Career Story

Tom Peters, the author and speaker who (according to his Twitter bio) has been “labeled the Red Bull of management thinking,” put up a tweet a couple months ago that has stuck with me: Mr. Peters thought is one that connects with a previous post, in which I talked about preparation as “allow[ing] you to […]

Networking: the Root of Your Career’s Life

Once it finally warmed up in Wisconsin, my children were able to engage in one of their favorite springtime activities — picking flowers for Mommy. (As the recipient of their gifts, I have to admit that it is one of my favorite, too!) 🙂 One morning last month, after they had picked a vaseful of […]

5 Misguided Reasons People Stay in Bad (Job) Relationships

“But I don’t want to just leave them!” A client I was meeting with recently uttered this statement regarding her current employer. However, during this same conversation (as well as others), she has mentioned how much of a mismatch things really are with her present position. I responded, “If you were dating someone who made […]

Stress on the Job Hunt

Dan Rockwell wrote a post that talks about four causes of leadership stress. Those four stressors relate quite well to job seeking and career management, as well. 1.“Living out of synch with who you are.” There’s been considerable discussion on my blog about being authentic, particularly when it comes to personal branding. If you try […]

Want to Stop Getting Advice? Utter this One Phrase (at Your Own Peril)

If you are a job seeker or someone who is looking to change careers, I don’t doubt that you are inundated with advice. Some of it may have been solicited, but there may also be a goodly portion of it that has been foisted upon you. How annoying, you may think. To stop the advice-giver […]

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