Career Counseling

Too Many Boomers Are Falling Asleep At The Career Wheel

Posted by on June 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

As the Boomer generation matures, their career approaches often do the opposite. It’s understandable. After decades of experience, we sometimes begin to coast, leaning on “what’s worked before.” But the problem is that “what’s worked before” rarely “works today.” Boomers are realizing this faster than they want to, many losing jobs and others finding themselves […]

Trying To Grow Within a Small Company

Posted by on June 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I feel one of the best ways to grow professionally is to learn from other people’s stories. And if you work in a small to mid-size business, Diane’s story is one you need to hear. Diane always thought that the way to get ahead in her career was to stay with one company and work […]

Selling “Change” In The Workplace

Posted by on June 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “communication is key.” That’s never more true in the workplace than when change is involved. I believe this so much that it’s the topic of a book I’m currently writing (stay tuned, it will be published and ready to read within a few months). So when I came across […]

Top Career Trends, Mid-2012

Posted by on June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Well, here we are, already kicking off the sixth month of the year. Now, as we reach the midway point of 2012, it’s time to take a look at where your career is at. Are you where you hoped you would be when the year started? Are you managing the changes in the market? Before […]

Double Feature Career Session Tomorrow

Posted by on June 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m excited to be speaking about not one, but TWO Career Coaching topics tomorrow for GO! Network. Session 1 is “From Desperation To Deal,” where you will learn negotiation techniques to get all you deserve during the interview process. Session 2 is “Ringmaster,” in which I’ll share 8 strategies for becoming a star performer amidst […]

The 5 Kinds of Job Interview Questions

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Winging a job interview is never a good idea – especially when a little preparation can help you ace it! From my years in HR and as a Career Coach, I can tell you that there are five classifications of job interview questions – all of which you can easily prepare for with a little […]

My Latest STL Post Dispatch Column: Why Should They Hire You?

Posted by on May 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

When I was asked to contribute a monthly column on current career-focused topics, one of the first things that came to mind has actually been “current” pretty much since job interviews began. I’m talking about the interview question that people have struggled answering possibly more than any other: “Why should I hire you?” Answering this […]

Why You Should Never Fib On Your Resume

Posted by on May 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Some people think, “Well, I may have only worked there 10 months, but it will look better on my resume if I say I was there a full year…plus it will show less time between jobs for me. What’s the worst that could happen?” I’m here to tell you that the worst that could happen […]

How To Close a Job Offer That’s Too Low

Posted by on May 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

You’ve interviewed with multiple people. You know you’re perfect for the job. You can tell they love you. And then they offer you the job with a 20% salary bump and everything is perfect…right? Sometimes it happens this way. But just because someone really wants to hire you doesn’t mean they’re not going to try […]

The Future of Networking is in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by on May 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Did you know that, on average, people spend more time using Facebook and Twitter on their mobile phone than they do on computers/laptops? As this article and report point out, it’s true. Now, we’ve looked at how Twitter and Facebook can play into your networking approach before. But as I’ve pointed out, Linkedin is still […]