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 […]

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? […]

Career Tip #1: Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

Have you ever downplayed, devalued or ignored something you accomplished because you thought it wasn’t a big deal or because you did it as a volunteer and figured that didn’t count? Think hard before you answer, because I’ve run into a lot of clients who have and so have many of my professional colleagues. That’s […]

Career Success in 2013: Possible vs. Impossible

According to Jon Gordon (“20 Tips for a Positive New Year”), success in 2013 starts with this: “Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.” You can think of Gordon as a […]

Resume Advice for 2012: Points to Ponder

Yes, 2012 is starting the wind-down. However, I think resume advice for 2012 is still a good topic. For one thing, with probably few changes, you can reposition the resume tips for 2013! Some of what you will see below should be just commonsense, but if you have not considered these points recently, the refresher […]