Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



MID-CAREER STRATEGIES

Posted on: July 16th, 2019 by
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Some professionals who are mid-career find the job search process mysterious, confusing or scary.  Most impediments to an effective job hunt, however, are self-imposed. Don’t hold yourself back by your unfamiliarity with the dynamics of today’s market place.  The need for talent is still a major driving force. Only the method of finding your next step may have changed.  Overcome these constraints:  
  1. You don’t want to move– If Continue reading the story "MID-CAREER STRATEGIES"

JOBS, STUDENT LOANS AND REALITY

Posted on: July 2nd, 2019 by
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What a terrible dilemma our young people face: Complete a college education while being burdened with a student loan averaging about $30,000 (with some in the $50K range or more). While the labor market is strong, it’s also very selective.  Some individuals must delay life events like getting married, starting a family, buying a house, or forced to take a job they don’t want but have Continue reading the story "JOBS, STUDENT LOANS AND REALITY"

WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Posted on: June 25th, 2019 by
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Summer is a great time for vacation, kicking back a bit and just enjoy the fruits of your labor.  It’s also a good time to assess where you are in your career, where you want to be, and what you need to do in order to get there.  It’s not heavy lifting, but it is heavy thinking.   So, what can you do during the summer to Continue reading the story "WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER?"

UNDERSTANDING CHANGE

Posted on: June 18th, 2019 by
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What happens when an organization’s leadership changes with a different management style, expectations, or cultural norms?  How can you identify the stages of major change and best respond to the confusion around you?  The answer depends upon three factors:  What were the expectations, management style and culture beforehand, what is it changing to, and what do you need to do to succeed?   Some people need a Continue reading the story "UNDERSTANDING CHANGE"

WHAT ARE YOU SIGNING?

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by
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When accepting a job in a new organization, you’re always asked to sign forms:   Registering for healthcare, federal and state tax forms, and other benefits or insurances.  You may also be asked (required) to sign an employment contract, or forms that you will not compete when you leave (non-compete), forms that you will not contact customers or current employees (non-solicitation) , or forms that you Continue reading the story "WHAT ARE YOU SIGNING?"