Hiring does not come to a halt as the holiday season approaches.
Office parties, professional get-togethers, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. While it may be tempting to put your search on hold, that could put you at a disadvantage.
When organizations have a need, they hire regardless of the time of year. As companies complete their financial planning for 2019, they're under pressure to fill...
Are you a Quester? Could you become one? What are Questers anyway?
Questers are redefining the way we look at lifelong career, personal, and spiritual growth. Questers are described in the award-winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life.
Like many of us, Questers will probably spend a third to half of their adult lives working or thinking about work. But unlike many people at crucial points in their careers, the...
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy
Having a sense of purpose and striving towards goals that enable you to express your purpose gives life meaning, direction and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but also enables you to succeed in uncertain times. If you're in harmony with your purpose, you're also in sync with the energy of th...
Frank, a brilliant project manager, was demoted. His colleagues and clients thought he was abrupt, critical and aloof.
Effective communication nurtures relationships, increases career advancement opportunities, strengthens confidence and helps manage stress. When we communicate effectively and feel understood, life and work are satisfying. We feel in control, valued, trusted and respected. When communication breaks down, ou...
In celebration of our veterans on Veterans' Day in Canada, US and elsewhere, I am dedicating this article to our brave, selfless veterans who gave their lives for world peace. May they rest in peace.
In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below....
Maintaining a positive, self-confident attitude when letters and phone calls are not returned or interviews bring rejection letters can be disheartening, particularly during prolonged job search. But perk up. There are ways you can stay enthusiastic and optimistic.
- Know what you want. It’s very important that you have clear career goals that represent your passion, not what others think you should be doing. It&rsq...
Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, you'll need to manage money wisely. Here are some tips:
Planning and the willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to fin that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline.
Before making a career shift, determine how lon...
Referring to our ability to succeed at any life endeavor, Aristotle once said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”
At the root of any successful person, is self-discipline. Whether it’s success in their personal, professional or other life activities, it starts with an intention to be self-disciplined. Thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and habits, must all be kept in check!
Do you like working for your current organization? Does it enable to express your purpose, satisfy your needs, and use your interests, skills and other characteristics? Do you know what kind of company culture would best fit you?
Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.
Do your attitudes toward your career advance your career development? Are your beliefs and behaviors positive, growth-oriented, or negative, constraining? Are they in harmony with the real you, and the 2030s?
Career Advancement Attitudes
Answer 'yes' or 'no''
I learn from my mistakes.
I'm too old to compete with younger job applicants.
I know and accept myself.
I prefer the tried and true ways of do...