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 […]

Career Disaster Preparation & Recovery Plan – Do You Have One?

If the company you work for were to experience a disaster, would you be prepared to handle the potential effect on your job and career? As I write this, I’m seeing reports about the terrible wildfire in northern California, including loss of life, homes, businesses, and animals. In such situations, it’s hard for us to […]

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. […]

Don’t Let Workplace Stress “Do You In”!

You worked hard to get where you are, but now you’re drowning in a hectic sea of work that threatens to overwhelm you completely. In fact, the stress you’re experiencing on a regular basis could actually, at some point “do you in.” Ever hear someone say, “The stress is killing me!”? Maybe you’ve even said […]

How You Can Overcome Barriers to Career Success

You might know someone who has seemingly coasted to career success while encountering few, if any, barriers. Maybe you’ve envied them for having it come so easily. Don’t! First, it might not have been as easy for them as it looked to you. The barriers to career success they encountered might not have been visible […]

Job Search – Where Do I Start?

Highly organized individuals might have no problem at all managing their job search, from start to finish. If you’re not lucky enough to be one of them, you might consider the whole idea of a job search to be a major pain–almost worse than going to the dentist for a root canal! The challenge begins […]