Your Career Path – Is It a Roller Coaster Ride?

Ideally, you might hope to have a career path that runs smoothly forward and has at most a gentle hill or two on the way to lasting career success. Just don’t count too heavily on that happening. Unless you’re very fortunate or savvy–or both–your journey to career success might more closely resemble a roller coaster […]

Does Your Career Success Depend on Education?

Does lack of a degree get in the way of your career success? What if you earned your degree 15-20 years ago? If you have a bachelor’s degree, do you need an MBA or other advanced degree? One or more of these questions might hold significance for you. Let me break it down into chunks. […]

Is Your Career Progress Stalled or in a Downward Spiral?

Realistically, you can’t expect career growth on a daily basis. That’s not a real-world scenario. On the other hand, if your career progress has stalled for an extended period or, worse, entered a downward spiral, you do have cause for concern. A key question is: What can and should you do about the situation? What […]

Career Roadmaps: Do You Have One?

Baseball legend Yogi Berra said a lot of things that caught people’s attention. One of the most famous was: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” When applied to your career, that has a special meaning. Do you know where it’s going? Roadmaps figure in many different situations, […]

Who’s Rooting for Your Career Success?

Do you think that conducting a successful job search means acting as a high-achieving “team of one”? Wrong! In fact, not even close. Of course, there are times when going it alone makes good sense or in some cases is necessary. However, rarely, if ever, will you find that’s the case with your job search. […]

Career Success–NOT An Overnight Event

If you have your sights set on achieving career success–or perhaps more career success than you’ve achieved so far–remember this: It’s NOT an overnight event. It almost certainly won’t pop up right in front of you without any effort (or very little effort) on your part. As movie great Cecil B. DeMille once said: “The […]

Are You a Positive Energizer at Work?

Have you ever worked with someone who spread negativity around 24×7 (sort of like the dust-cloud that always followed Charles Schultz’ character Pigpen)? On the other hand, have you worked with someone who could put a smile on your face without visibly trying? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’ll probably see […]