8 Qualities of Exceptional NEW Employees

On Inc.com, author Jeff Haden wrote an outstanding piece – one of the best I’ve read in quite some time regarding workplace skills – on the “8 Qualities of Exceptional Employees“.
His post got me thinking about those making the transition from college life to real world – and how they might benefit from a list […]

7 Ways You’re Not Impressing Your Boss

Are you hoping to receive a raise, get a title promotion, or simply gain the respect of your boss? Take a moment to think back to the last time you spoke to your supervisor directly or did something that received a high level of recognition. Has it been a while? Also, do you feel stressed, […]

Why “Follow Your Passion” SUCKS as Career Advice

At the risk of alienating every “live your dream!” angel out there… it is official:
“Follow your passion!” sucks as career advice.
Do you know how many people who follow this mantra are unemployed or under-employed? Do you know how many passion-or-nothing disciples spend their days playing Call of Duty, watching reality television and banging on social […]

6 Old-Fashioned Ways to Be Productive at Work

With all of the productivity applications and online calendars, old-fashioned planners and notebooks are going out of style. Technology has allowed workers to store all of their documents, to-do lists, calendars, and deadlines within their computers and smartphones.
Although today’s technology provides excellent applications to increase productivity, sometimes your brain can go into information overload when […]

6 Reasons Why Your Networking Isn’t Working

You’ve been asking your friends, coworkers, and family to pass your name along at work. You’ve tried reaching out to new job connections via cold calls and social media. You’ve met with a few people for informational interviews. But nothing is working.
Sound familiar?
The problem may be that your networking strategy isn’t working for you. Instead […]

10 Ways to Tell If Your Career at a Standstill

Do you feel like your current job is no longer satisfying? Then maybe it’s time to re-examine your goals – or even move on to a new career.
If you’ve held the same position for years without a raise or simply cannot find any joy in your work, then these could be signs your career is […]

How to Construct an Elevator Speech

Dorothy- How do I effectively craft an elevator speech? As a mid-50’s job seeker, this concept is foreign to me. I understand it in theory, but I am getting stalled actually doing it.
I understand your issue which led me to develop two methods for creating elevator speeches. Everyone talks about them but […]

The MBA: A Great Strategy For Change

An MBA is obviously viewed by many as the perfect source for those looking for a career change, where as many as 37 percent of MBA applicants surveyed reported “career change” as their leading motivation to undertake an MBA, according to a recent QS TopMBA Applicant Survey. In some regions like North America, considerably more […]

Designing a Powerful Career [WEBINAR]

How easy it is to land that hard fought for job and then kick back into a daily routine. The problem with doing that is there will come a day when you wake up to find you’re not too crazy about where your career is headed (or not headed).
Many people really don’t give it […]

Overqualified and Underemployed: How to Move On Up

You have the degree and you have a job. The only problem? Your degree is saying you should have a much better job. It might seem trivial to complain about being gainfully employed in this economy, but having the right job is important. After all, you went through school so that you could succeed in […]