Career Wisdom

Feedforward On the Job: A Key To Self-Improvement

Continuous learning and growth is essential to building a successful career, and feedback is an important part of that process. I’ve seen my coaching clients flourish thanks, in part, to feedback. While the prospect of an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses can feel daunting, and actually receiving it can be painful at times, feedback [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Getting In The Habit: Baby Steps Toward Change

Raised as a Catholic, I was well aware of habits. First, because nuns were wearing them, and nuns were not to be trifled with, and secondly, because nuns were always on a mission to instill the good ones. At this stage of the game, many of us have our own inner nun overseeing our “good” [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Women Leaders Are Changing the World

Women are paving the way for a new style of leadership that is confident, authentic, and highly effective. And yet, CNN Money reports that only 25 out of 500 companies in the S&P 500 have women CEO’s. Thankfully, the comprehensive picture looks more promising. The presence of women in C-Suite roles is certainly important but [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Tap Your Inner PR Agent for Career Success

Even though I count on my amazing Publicist, Stacey J. Miller’s expertise to promote my book, I still consider one of my most important tasks to be self promotion. I am always packing books, business cards, portfolios, and compelling stories about what I do and why it is valuable to potential clients, speakers bureaus, or [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Thrill of Career Victory and The Agony of Defeat

National unemployment numbers are the lowest in recent history and jobs are more plentiful but finding the right career fit can still be a challenge. Some are re-entering the job world after a planned hiatus – like taking time off to raise children, caring for elderly parents, or becoming a trailing spouse following a partner’s [...]

By | August 28th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Crucial Step of Following Up

I speak to so many people who honestly believe they are networking well by sending an email or leaving a single voicemail. When they don’t get a response, they abandon the contact. The follow-up is the most crucial part of building and maintaining any professional relationship. My first suggestion is to distinguish yourself by calling [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Work-Health Balance: 7 Guideposts To Help Take Care of Yours

We talk a lot about work-life balance these days, but what about work-health balance? When we refer to our work, we often say we’re giving it our “all” or giving “one hundred and fifty percent.” These are admirable sentiments in theory, but what percentage of the pie of life are you reserving for yourself – [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Organizations are Serious About The “No Jerks” Policy When Hiring

Over the last 15 years as a career & professional development consultant, I have worked with countless employers seeking ideal candidates to fill critical roles in their organizations. Regardless of the career field, recruiters and hiring managers agree that after the basic criteria of skills and experiences are met, candidates are accepted or eliminated based [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Best/Worst Careers: 2016 Job Rankings

CareerCast.com’s 2016 Jobs Rated Report was recently published for the 28th consecutive year, and it’s fascinating to peruse the findings. The popular job search website gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, to rank jobs based on four core criteria: work environment (physical and emotional requirements); [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|