Want to Make a Change? Develop a Bias for Action

In most cases, we do not make the decision to look for a new job until we have to – either we find ourselves unemployed, or suffer in our current position. Fight or flight takes over, and takes care of the decision for us. Even after you’ve made a decision to start...

3 TED Talks That Will Inspire You To Make a Bold Career Move

Taking the first step to make a big change is difficult.  Sometimes a good pep talk is all it takes to push us into action. If you are considering looking for a new job or taking on a new leadership role at work, or even making a wholesale change of direction in your...

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

When you are job-searching, it can be a lonely road. One of the biggest complaints of job seekers is the frustration of sending in resumes to jobs you’re apparently qualified for, only to hear… nothing.  For many, this is more than annoying; it can cause real...

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? ...