How to Make the Most of a Temporary Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
Remember when "temps" were administrative professionals and retail workers at the holidays? It's time to adjust your thinking; the "temporary" job has taken on a whole new meaning. In a post for Marketplace Money, Sara Horowitz, the CEO of the Freelancers Union, suggests that freelancing has become a factor in every part of the labor market. Companies reluctant to ramp up their full-time workforce are realizing they can accomp...
The 8 Core Priorities of Work/Life Balance
by Thomas J. Denham - Sep, 2012
Four typical signs of work/life balance gone amok are: 1) Feeling you are merely trying to get through the day; 2) Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you get home; 3) Feeling that you are on the merry-go-round of life and just wanting to get off; or 4) Feeling like you are falling behind and never catching up. If you are not “wicked happy” then there are a couple of rules yo...
"Transferable Skills" Fallacy: When is too late to change industries?
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2012
Executive at a crossroads Let’s call him Jesse. His story is a hypothetical example, but one that is not uncommon. Jesse has done all kinds of great things. Wonderful quantifiable achievements. And in several industries – IT, Manufacturing, Consulting. Clearly, he’s loaded with talent. So, he’s 45 or thereabouts. And he wants to apply at the VP level for positions that might come up in any of those fields. The trouble is...
How to Be Happier at Home (and Work)
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2012
Gretchen Rubin has been a friend of mine since the early days of our blogs. Her first book, The Happiness Project, became an international bestseller, and I was excited to read her latest effort, Happier at Home. The new book focuses on ways we can make our homes places of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. Since I specialize in careers and work, I naturally zeroed in on the part of the book that focuses on work/li...
How to Focus your Life – The Grow Model
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2012
The secret to a resilient life in our kind of world is in knowing how to recycle yourself, over and over, letting go of what is no longer you, taking on new strengths, and shaping new chapters for your life, guided by your own emerging vision." - Frederich Hudson, Pamela McLean Grow Model The G.R.O.W. MODEL is so simple, powerful and effective personal and professional development model that can be successfully used in...
Recruiting trends every executive should know
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2012
In a recent article from Peter Weddle, CEO, WEEDLE’s Research & Publishing, “The Rise of Hybrid Employment Sites:” he states: “The conventional view of job boards and social media sites has been to see them as separate and distinct stovepipes of recruiting activity. One provides a platform for recruitment advertising and resume search, while the other supports data mining and networking with employment prospects.” What Pet...
15 Easy Action Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Today
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2012
LinkedIn. The most popular social networking site (SNS) for professionals. How popular? LinkedIn claims over 150 million users; a recent report found that 7,610 LinkedIn searches occur every minute. It’s no wonder, then, that business professionals in general and those engaged in or considering a job search in particular use LinkedIn as part of their strategy to advance their careers to the next level. Merely setting u...
Setting the Stage for Success in a Male-Dominated Career
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2012
Only 12 percent of the professionals in engineering are women. In other male-dominated fields, such as science and information technology, women comprise less than 25 percent of the workforce in those fields. When women are the minority in a field, what steps can they take to succeed? In an article published in the Huffington Post, ”Women in Technology: Let’s Close the Gap,” author Peggy Johnson shares lessons she has lea...
The Risk of Not Taking Risks
by John E. Kobara - Sep, 2012
How will I know when I can take a risk? This may be the most popular question I get. Some hear about my career path and some are hovering around a decision and they wonder---How will I know when to jump? How will I know if it is worth it? How will I know if I should take the chance? We are confronted with these decisions everyday and I assert almost every moment. Managing risk, choosing options, deciding not to say somet...
7 Ways to Control Your Career in 2012
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
If you're looking for a job, then the new year requires a fresh focus. You want to keep ahead of the game to make sure you manage your own career. Cal Brown, author of When Life Strikes: Weathering Financial Storms, offers the following suggestions to help you maintain control and succeed with your career goals in 2012. 1. Don't be complacent. Even if your company is solid and your industry is in a growth trend, you should...
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