Whoa. Take a deep breadth. Before you spend a lot of time and effort with a job hunt, ask yourself some basic questions: What’s wrong with what I’m doing now? Do I have a future to advance within 5 years? Am I ready for a new, higher level assignment? And most importantly, what do I want to do in the future and why? Seeking another job … Continue reading the story "READY TO START A JOB HUNT?"
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Ever think about how decision makers decide on who is promotable and who is not? There must be a formula or guide to help understand how some people get promoted and others are left behind. Based on my 40 or so years of experience, I see two sets of criteria that determine who moves ahead. They are both very easy to see, but more difficult … Continue reading the story "SOLUTIONS NOT PROBLEMS"
A recent survey listed the most secure and the least secure jobs and their comparable pay. I found the information interesting in a number of different ways:
- Of the most secure jobs, all required a college degree, advanced training, or specialized certification, except for a postal service mail carrier, or a court and license clerk.
- Of all the most secure jobs, the lowest paid was … Continue reading the story "LOOKING FOR JOB SECURITY?"
The future can be scary or secure depending upon a lot of factors. Some of these situations you control, while others, not. There are three basic situations that dictate your actions.
- Situations that you control. You make the decision and are accountable for the outcome. Other people are affected by your decision and may try to sway your judgment.
- Situations that you can influence. You … Continue reading the story "DESIGN YOUR FUTURE IN SEVEN STEPS"
Job-hopping is about moving from one company to another in order to advance your career. We’re not talking about internal promotions or lateral moves to expand responsibilities or for further training. Discussion of the job-hopping question is complex, because the implications of job-hopping are very individual and personal. Much of it depends upon your age, compensation, function, supply/demand equation in the marketplace and the current economy. … Continue reading the story "IMPLICATIONS OF JOB-HOPPING"