Workplace Ageism–Can You Fight It and Win?

Workplace ageism in a job search and on the job can crop up in your experience unexpectedly. But it shouldn’t catch you by surprise when it appears! Instead, recognize that it occurs–all too frequently–and take steps to ensure you’re ready to handle it if needed. That doesn’t mean you peek around every corner to see […]

Employer Value: What Have You Done Lately?

Your employer value proposition matters hugely. However, you might also have to contend with this attitude: “What have you done for us lately?” That’s true whether you’re conducting a job search or preparing for a performance review. You need to do what it takes to stand out in the eyes of employers. Employer Value vs. […]

Hammer Home Your Employer Value Message!

In my January 2019 ezine, I published an article titled, “What’s Your Value–Do You Know It?” Basically, the article centered on the theme that you need to have a real-world view of your value to employers and present it well. In other words, you need a compelling employer value message to get your candidacy off […]

2019: Challenges or New Opportunities?

2019 isn’t about making New Year’s resolutions you might not keep for long. No, the coming year represents an opportunity–or many of them. In fact, you can choose to view it as a series of challenges or opportunities. In large part, it’s up to you. How You Can See New Opportunities for 2019 Don’t think […]

Age & Your Job Search: Is It “Just a Number”?

Will you encounter age discrimination in your next job search if you’re over 40 (or some other random number)? Very possibly. Should you let that factor define your odds of job search success? Not if you can do something about it! Remember the classic year-end/new-year image–a doddering old man followed closely by a crawling baby? […]

Remember “It’s the Pause that Refreshes”? Why Should You Care?

You might be too young to remember Coca-Cola’s 1929 campaign, “It’s the pause that refreshes.” However, it does still have relevance for getting a fresh start–in your job/career or personal life. Why does it matter? Possibly for several reasons, but I’d like to begin by sharing my own experience, which might resonate with you. Pause […]

Manage Change or It Will Manage You

As we head into the fall of the year, one thing is certain: Change is coming. Winter inevitably follows on the heels of fall–only the precise timing and extent remain unpredictable.  The same applies in many respects to your career success. What does this mean? For starters, you need to consider the possibility of change […]

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 […]