5 Great Career Resources
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Dec, 2014
In the course of working with hundreds of clients I have discovered that what works with one person doesn’t necessarily work with another. As a result, I have developed a list of favorite career tools from which to draw ideas and better serve my clients. Today I will share a few of my current favorites. “Cool Careers for Dummies” by Marty Nemko. Yes, it is one of the Dummies books; I only wish I had written this one....
5 Ways to Survive a Bad Day
by Melody Wilding - Dec, 2014
Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude. And when a bad mood follows you to work, it can amplify all sorts of everyday annoyances and frustrations. Now, perhaps you’re not able to ho...
Dealing with Unexpected Job Loss (Part 3)
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2014
First Things First The shock of losing your job can be overwhelming. However, the decisions you make during this time are crucial to making a successful transition to a new position. Unemployment Benefits One of the first things to do after being fired is to check into unemployment insurance benefits. If you are fired from a job, you are generally eligible for unemployment compensation unless your employer proves you...
Perseverance: A Secret to Success
by Carole Kanchier - Dec, 2014
Kevin's first try at establishing his sportswear store failed. After re-evaluating his experience, he opened another store. Kevin is now the proud owner of four successful sportswear stores. Kevin didn’t fail in his first attempt. Failure occurs when we quit or stop trying. Kevin has perseverance. He kept improving his products and services. Perseverance is the key to success. After thousands of efforts to make the elect...
Midlife Career Change–And Other Times, Too
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2014
The phrase “midlife career change” is nothing new. It’s something that’s been occurring for decades, maybe even centuries. However, there are some aspects these days that might make career change–midlife or otherwise–more challenging or at least challenging in different ways than in the past. Midlife Career Change–What’s Involved Two broad scenarios can apply to these situations. Either you’re considering a career change...
Overwhelmed? 3 Ways To Break through!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Nov, 2014
Recent studies have painted a gray picture of the American working world: longer days, moving through constant change, and less vacation time. Those lucky enough to have a job can expect to be asked to do more with less coworkers, time, and resources. There’s no doubt we are all feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed, and exhausted. How is that different for women than men? Is it possible to have a less harried life?...
Freelance Workforce vs. Direct Employee
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2014
If you’re currently working and aren’t a direct employee of a company, you would probably be part of the freelance workforce. That’s either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on several factors. Regardless, it points to a trend that has been growing over the years and could have relevance for you in the future. Is Freelancing the “New Normal” Employment? According to a study quoted by Recruiting Trends, freelancing i...
10 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus: The #1 Key to Success
by Michelle Kerrigan - Nov, 2014
The first thing you need to know is this: Discomfort and the desire for something better drives change. It’s why you and your company go in new directions: to relieve pain of poor sales, poor performance, poor salary, poor leadership, poor anything. It’s why we look forward to a new year: To address the discomfort of the old one by exploring new and better ways of doing things. I’ve been in the business world for a long...
The Secret To Changing Your Career? Change Your Fear
by Christie Mims - Nov, 2014
Have you ever thought about trying something new with your career, or making a switch in your current job and then immediately said to yourself: “Oh – but I could never do that.” The reasons you have are many: Your mortgage (or rent) payment. The economy. You are worried about your kids. This isn’t a good time. Your current job is not too bad, so why rock the boat? You think these thoughts to yourself quickly and the...
5 Trust-Building Skills for Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2014
This week I coached the senior VP of Human Resources of a Silicon Valley company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I work with different personality styles, and my methods for helping cultivate a culture of trust. This week I coached the senior VP of Human Resources of a Silicon Valley company regarding pr...
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