Tag Archives: Careers

Informational Interviews

The informational interview is one of the most useful and yet under-utilized career management tools. I’ve become a big proponent of informational interviews ever since conducting my first one several months ago. When I’m among job seekers, I often ask if they are including informational interviews as part of their strategy. Many have never heard… Read More »

Finding Your Passion

In her Shifting Careers blog this week, Marci Alboher shares an interesting self-assessment exercise. It is designed by career coach Michael Melcher (aka The Creative Lawyer) for people who are searching for passion in their careers. According to Melcher, many of his clients don’t know what they want to do with their careers; they may… Read More »

Flexible Careers: a New Model?

Many companies are starting to offer flexible work arrangements as one way to retain the best talent. But is that enough to attract and retain talented employees over the long haul, or is it a stop-gap measure? Is it time to fundamentally change the way we think about careers? In an interesting article from today’s… Read More »

Shifting Careers

I referred to a column written by Marci Alboher a couple of months ago, and that led me to start reading her columns periodically. I was pleased to discover recently that Marci is now writing a new blog for the New York Times called Shifting Careers. If you haven’t discovered Marci’s writings, you should check… Read More »

Career in a Box

  Are you living in a box? Is your career in a box? Too many people live and work in a box of someone else’s choosing, often because they don’t know any better. Some people don’t even know they are in a box; they just acquiesce to others’ expectations and think this is all life… Read More »

Seven Principles to Work By

My reading list has historically been second-hand, meaning that I tend to build my list based on recommendations from others. Rarely do I snoop around the shelves and tables of the bookstore looking for the hidden gems that others may have overlooked. I’ve always had a never-ending supply of recommended reading (college professors are good… Read More »

Advice for Older Job Seekers

Thanks to YourHRGuy for drawing my attention to this article in Forbes Magazine. It offers three rules for older (40 plus) job seekers: Rule #1: Job seekers over 40 need a resume that looks forward, not backward. Rule #2: Don’t be defensive, and don’t omit dates. Rule #3: Don’t be afraid to sell yourself. The… Read More »