Who Needs Career Management?

Well, You Do If You Want to Protect Your Income & Brand What Is Career Management?Navigating the labor market is difficult at the best of times, but without a roadmap, you’re bound to make a wrong turn sooner or later. Proactive career management helps you to decide when, how, and why you need to stay […]

Do you like to learn via podcasts and videos? If so, and you’re contemplating or actively seeking a career or job change in 2018, you owe it to yourself to check out the slate of expert interviews lined up at the largest-ever online event for career seekers, the Career Seekers Summit. The host, Kristin Hiemstra, […]

In honor of Mother’s Day and in response to a reader’s recent question, I’d like to outline an approach for parents and others who are trying to return to work after a long stint of unemployment or unpaid “employment” (raising kids, care-taking a loved one, etc.). This is a very important issue and one that, […]

My father-in-law hated his work. He stayed at it, though. He had little choice because he didn’t have much formal education. Over the years, we saw his work suck the joy out of him. Finally, the day came when he could retire ~ something he had been dreaming about for literally decades, so he could […]

Tragedy struck my city recently when two police officers were killed in the line of duty during the same incident. As the story unfolded, the theme that I kept hearing over and over again was how much these men loved what they did and how good they were at their jobs. One of the officers […]

For most of my tenure in the career management industry, I’ve been proud of the way my country (the U.S.) combated discrimination in the workplace. But, unfortunately, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the Great Recession, discrimination in hiring is once again surging. And that means job seekers must recognize this potential danger and be […]

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with more than a few professionals who have a criminal record in their past. Having paid their debt to society, they reenter the job market hoping to put their past behind them and becoming an effective contributor once again. Prior to 9/11, the US was moving toward ever-shortening background checks […]

  By the time you sit down to update your resume or finally hire a professional to write it for you it’s already too late — too late to clarify your brand, achievements, and goals in the time available before you complete the project. The time to start all of these activities is long before […]

Chief Happiness Officer? Love the concept! If it intrigues you, consider registering for Career Coach Erica Loren’s upcoming webinar on Career Happiness. Erica is an inspiring coach on a mission to help more people love their worklives. She’ll be presenting a free webinar on June 9, 2014 from 7-7:45 pm eastern time. I’d say 45 […]

Question: Hi, Cheryl, I can’t remember the last time we corresponded. To get you up to date, I’m now working for a division of (company name removed). I’m the supervisor of the regional marketing division. In many ways, it’s a perfect fit. The problem is I just can’t seem to live off the salary they […]