Choosing the Right Coach

Thinking about working with a professional coach?  You’re not alone. For many, work satisfaction has a large impact on overall happiness.  A Frontiers in Psychology study found that higher job satisfaction is associated with higher life satisfaction. Those who...

3 Standout interview questions to ask to get hired

Abridged From: Career Nook One iron-clad job interviewing rule is: Always have questions of your own to ask. Here are 3 great questions to ask in your next interview: "What qualities does the perfect candidate have for this job?" Ask this near the beginning of the...

DOS AND DON’TS FOR A VIDEO INTERVIEW

Leading video conference tools (SKYPE, GoToMeeting and others) are becoming ubiquitous tools for recruiting.  You can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages (using Skype's software) on your computer and/or mobile device just over the internet. Many of the...

7 Ways to Kill Your Career at Your Office Holiday Party

Whatever your opinion of the office holiday party… love it or hate it… if you are planning on attending your own, (or your significant other’s) you might want to check out this list of ‘don’ts’. Office holiday parties, grand and modest, are a great chance to get to...

How to Follow Up on a Job App Without Looking Like a Stalker

(Note: this was written for Philly.com, to publish in the next few weeks.  Here's a sneak peek! -Ed) When you are job-searching, it can be a lonely road.  One of the biggest complaints of all job seekers is the frustration of sending in resumes to jobs you’re...

Want to Make Brilliant Career Decisions? Stop Trying so Hard!

In years of coaching adults confronting difficult career decisions, I have observed one common denominator: this stuff is HARD, and many otherwise bright, capable people struggle mightily with it.  If you feel that way, believe me, you have lots of company. Buy why? ...

The Ladder of Inference

If you love lots of drama in your life, stop reading this now. Here's a phenomenon I've been talking to my clients about lately.    It explains how we create a lot of drama and anguish for ourselves and others, usually without being aware of it.  It's important to...

The Power of Commitment

Feel like you have a mountain to climb? Maybe you’ll find some inspiration from someone who actually climbed the Himalayas! Although the language is a little flowery, I love this quote. A copy has hung right in front of me at my workspace for over ten years. These...