Labor Day & “Update Your Resume Month” – Is There a Link?

As we prepare to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, I was thinking about what could link that holiday with the career-focused event, “Update Your Resume Month” (initiated and sponsored by Career Directors International). At first glance, you might think there’s NO connection, but hold on. I think I can make a case for this. Labor […]

Career Seekers Summit–An Excellent Resource

This is a different type of post from what you will normally see from me. I’m departing from my usual format because I want to alert you to an upcoming, online summit that offers a wide range of career-related expertise. In looking at the list of topics and speakers, I think there’s really something for […]

LinkedIn: Is Your Profile Helping or Hurting You?

Time to beat this drum again! I still see LinkedIn profiles that aren’t doing you any favors and might actually be hurting your chances of being considered for the position you want. LinkedIn isn’t the only tool you should pay attention to in your job search and career management, but it’s a BIG piece of […]

Career Success: You Can Do More Than You Think

I’m often amazed when a client expresses hesitation about the value of what he/she has to offer employers–especially when the individual has had good career success at that point. I’ve seen this in cases where the client is aiming to move up in his/her career, which is admittedly somewhat of a challenge at times, but […]

Your Career is Not a Cartoon – Or is It?

Cartoons are often designed to make you laugh. Sometimes they’re intended to hold something up to ridicule to expose its bad characteristics. In any case, cartoons aren’t normally something you’d think of in relation to your current job or your overall career. That said, it can be therapeutic at times to be able to laugh […]

Retirement or Second Career – What’s Right for You?

Whether you’re 30 or 50 (or more), retirement will probably pop up on your radar screen eventually. You might not think it’s an urgent topic if you’re still in your 30s, but don’t rush to that judgment too hastily. Giving early thought to retirement planning can put you a giant leap ahead when the time […]

Your Job Search Plan & “Seasonal” Changes

In a larger sense, your entire career could be viewed as made up of seasonal shifts, from your first job out of college (spring) to your retirement and possible second-act role (winter).  Your job search might not have seasonal changes that correspond closely to those you experience in terms of climate-based alterations throughout the year, […]

Your Job Search: Do You Stand Out?

Once upon a time, you probably received only a handful of emails per day, so you could read each one and quickly dispose of those you weren’t interested in. Then the deluge hit! Now you’re likely to miss something important because it’s buried in the flood of irrelevancy. Something similar can happen with your job […]