Your Values Compass

How What You Treasure Can Influence What You Do Next in Your Work Life As part of my recent focus on the importance of evaluating the health of your career at the beginning of a new year, I thought it might be helpful to showcase the four ways your values can help or hinder that […]

As economists and financial trend-watchers continue to express concern about a possible (some say probable) slow-down or recession later in 2019, it makes sense to start now to recession-proof your income to the degree you can. Can you do that? Well, no one can protect their income from any and all possible threats, but there […]

When you stop and consider how important your salary is – how much it pays for, the lifestyle it enables, the activities and resources it funds – it’s imperative to check in periodically to evaluate how likely it is to continue to do so for the next year. I call this process an annual career […]

This is the last post in my three-part series intended to help you secure the best salary you can when starting work with a new employer. In the first post in this series, I outlined a process for how to come up with your desired salary range. The second post explained how to communicate that […]

I have two great resources for you today. The first is a video on expat mental health that is well worth looking at if you are working abroad, will be doing so in 2019, or would like to do so. Did you know that expats are 2.5 times more likely to experience anxiety or depression […]

In my last post—the first in this three-post series about negotiating the right salary for you—I wrote about how to determine the salary range you should be aiming for. In that post, I explained how to figure out your must-have salary range, your want-to-have salary range, and your negotiations salary range. I also included some […]

With the peak hiring period in the U.S. economy just a few weeks away (mid- to late-January), it’s time to start preparing your career communications portfolio if you plan to launch a job search in the first quarter of the New Year. Since the holiday season is often a financially stressed time of year for […]

Almost everyone I work with in my role as a Career Coach is unsure about how to handle the tricky topic of salary in a job interview. What do you say when an employer asks about your salary expectations? How do you negotiate the best deal? How do you begin to know what to ask […]

As the New Year approaches, I find that, for many professionals, this transition reminds them that they don’t want to spend another year doing the same thing they’re doing now. They’re ready for a career change, whether it’s a transition to a new employer in a new role or a redirection of their career path. […]

This is the final post in a three-part series about how job seekers can better achieve their career goals via face-to-face networking. You can read the first post, The Top 4 Ways to Prepare for Face-to-Face Networking Events, here and second post, The Top 5 Ways to Maximize Your Success at Face-to-Face Networking Events here. […]

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