Employment in the New Normal–How Can You Cope? (Part 1 of 2)

What will the workplace  look like in the “New Normal”? If you’ve wondered how the employment world will function in the new normal (that is, after COVID-19), you’re not alone. Many people speculate about what the future holds. They don’t know what it might involve and worry about its effect on their prospects for career […]

Career Leap of Faith–Can You Do It?

Can you make a career leap of faith if you have to? What if you don’t have to but feel somehow impelled? You make choices and decisions often throughout your professional and personal life. In some ways, you might think you should be used to the process. You’ve done it so many times! On the […]

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 […]

Recruiter Pet Peeves–Is Your Resume Guilty?

What’s the last thing you want in a job search? To have employers toss your resume aside as not worth their time. How can you get to first base with them if your resume turns them off? Hint: You need to avoid running afoul of recruiter pet peeves about the resumes they receive. Worst Recruiter […]

Job Search Success: Give It Your Best!

If job search success is your goal, always give it your best! You might have personal challenges or just face roadblocks from employers’ automated hiring practices. Whatever the situation, put as much thought, energy, and time into your job search campaign as you can. Job Search Success–Where Does It Start? As with most things worth […]

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. […]

Optimistic Job Searching: Why You Should Try It

Optimism can produce a powerful impact on your next job search. In a world where frustration and pessimism appear to dominate the scene, that’s important to remember. Hence, optimistic job searching can be crucial. This blog post will “read” somewhat differently than my usual entries. That’s because I’ve grown tired of reading and hearing mostly […]

Protect Your Job Search & Career–Avoid Companies that Value Profit over Integrity

All companies want to make a profit–unless they’re a nonprofit! It’s a fair business goal. However, when you’re planning a job search, you should avoid companies that value profit over integrity. Why? Partly to protect your job search (and  your career) from deception, abuse of trust, and more. If you engage with employers or job-service […]