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



READY TO START A JOB HUNT?

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 by
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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?"

SOLUTIONS NOT PROBLEMS

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 by
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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"

LOOKING FOR JOB SECURITY?

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by
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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:  

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE IN SEVEN STEPS

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by
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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.  
  1. 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.
  2. Situations that you can influence. You Continue reading the story "DESIGN YOUR FUTURE IN SEVEN STEPS"

IMPLICATIONS OF JOB-HOPPING

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by
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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"