January 7, 2011

How to know when it’s time for a new job?

Fairly often we all get caught up in our favorite pastime of complaining about work.  Maybe it’s the office itself, the boss, the company, the co-workers – doesn’t matter, it feels good to vent!  All of us unite under the one rule of work-related ranting: The grass in greener on other side. So how do […]

October 12, 2010

4 Tips for Making the Transition from Stay-at-Home Parent to Full Time Employee

Whether it’s because of the economy or just because you are looking for new challenges, reentering the work force after several months or years at home with your children can present a lot of challenges. How do you appeal to employers who want candidates with up-to-date skills and fresh experience? Can you compete with other […]

August 23, 2010

Careers and 20-Somethings: Are the two mutually exclusive?

The New York Times Magazine featured a really interesting article this past weekend about careers and 20-somethings. The gist is this: The decade of your 20s was once seen as the beginning of adulthood — job, marriage and all the things that came with being a grown up. However, today’s 20-somethings, according to the article, […]

July 12, 2010

What is Work Ethic?

I’ve been thinking about work ethic lately and what it means to different people. When I lead workshops on combating age bias, middle-aged workers almost invariably raise the subject of work ethic. As in: We have it and younger workers don’t. And yet, I sometimes hear young managers complain about duffers who sit around waiting […]

April 5, 2010

Beating Job Search Burnout

If you’ve been looking for work for a while, you might be experiencing a touch of burnout. That’s the stage where you feel exhausted, overwhelmed by the routine or lack of results, or hopeless about reaching an end. You keep trudging because you must, but the hope of achieving a goal has all but disappeared. […]

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