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Too Many Boomers Are Falling Asleep At The Career Wheel

Published on June 20, 2012 By David

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 […]

What’s Your “What If?” Career Plan?

Published on April 20, 2012 By David

Some of you reading this blog post are out of a job and looking for a new one. Others are happily employed but (hopefully) are aware that things could always change. The question is this: if you find yourself out of work, what if you DON’T land a job immediately? None of us like to […]

5 Things The Godfather Teaches Us About Workplace Leadership

Published on April 2, 2012 By David

I love when people find great inspiration from unorthodox places. Case in point: this Fast Company article that identifies 5 leadership lessons from one of the most notorious characters in film history – The Godfather himself, Don Corleone! Like the piece’s writer, I’m by no means suggesting business should be founded upon the illegal and […]

Is The 9-to-5 Work Model Dead?

Published on March 29, 2012 By David

According to this Fast Company article, the answer is yes. When you think about how many people work wirelessly, remotely and on the road, plus take into account how much work spills over into nights and weekends, it’s a fair argument. Sure, there are still people out there who work “shifts.” But most professionals over […]

What’s De-Motivating Your Career?

Published on February 25, 2012 By David

It’s a lot more fun to focus on what can inspire and motivate positive change in your career than on the negatives. But like it or not, there are always going to be roadblocks. This is especially true if you’re a job seeker. Whether you’re out of a job or just looking for a new […]

How To Productively Work From Home

Published on February 1, 2012 By David

The modern day workplace has gotten to a point that you don’t have to physically be “in” it to be a part of it! As a Carer Coach and counselor, I talk to more and more people who work from home, some as full-time employees who work online with coworkers, others who serve as freelancers […]

Social Media is the Tool, Relationship Building is the Key

Published on December 9, 2011 By David

I recently read this great blog post about social media measurement by social guru Chris Brogan. He makes some very good points about how social media channels like Twitter are great tools that assist relationship building. Brogan’s post got me thinking: even though his message focused on business, it also relates to job seekers today. […]

What The Cardinals’ Improbable Run Teaches Us

Published on October 19, 2011 By David

I base my Career Coaching and speaking practice in St. Louis, and know a majority of you who follow the blog are in the Gateway City, as well. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Cardinals are once again in the World Series, Game 1 of which is tonight! Whether […]

It’s a Good Time to be a Techie

Published on October 14, 2011 By David

Per recent reports, the high tech industry’s job growth rate is growing nearly four times faster than the national average!!! According to an article I read on marketwatch.com, consumers and businesses alike are responsible for this surge: “Consumer demand for gadgets, apps and new forms of media, coupled with businesses’ technological needs, are what’s driving […]

Three Networking “Types” You Don’t Want To Be!

Published on October 9, 2011 By David

As I tell my Career Coaching clients, it’s so important that you don’t just go through the motions when you network. It’s a very common mindset when you’re networking to think, “Okay, cross that contact off the list, who’s next, and then after him, I gotta meet her, and after her, let’s see who, um…” […]