career

Success Steps for Military Transition

I have worked with a lot of transitioning military over the years who had many of the same issues and concerns. As a result I have written two ebooks on some of the most critical aspects of this transition.

BOTH ARE FREE JUNE 14TH TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY.

The biggest concern for many military members is […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Success Steps for Military Transition

Random Acts of Kindness

An interesting thing happened to Lars Schmidt as he transitioned from a great corporate job to entrepreneur: he decided to thank people publicly via Twitter for their help in his career journey. That first random acts of kindness effort led others to follow and March 8th this year is #RTOK day.  This effort led […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Random Acts of Kindness

Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for months longer than they expected and with those who wanted a new job, but were not taking […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

All of us are in charge of our own careers.  If you are lucky, your organization may offer professional development options or assist with tuition.  But building and maintaining a successful career remains one’s own responsibility.  One too often lost in the daily work grind or sacrificed to distractions.   How can you enhance […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Whether you are in job search mode or thinking about your career goals, you need information, inspiration, and ideas. Reading offers all of these. Yet many people have no regular plan to read in ways that support their professional development.

How can you enhance your career growth and development? Some simple ways include reading

professional and […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Many of us do little or no career planning until we are faced with the need to look for a new job. But those folks who seem to glide through work garnering promotions and pay raises are usually those who have learned to invest time and energy in themselves. They see the value of […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Two Career Planning Tips for Success

ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

You heard an interesting speaker who provided her contact info. Someone you know referred you to a new contact. You connected to someone on LinkedIn. But you never followed through on the potential next steps.

You got assigned a project and completed it just fine but you never talked with your boss about what went […]

By |September 14th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Research shows that successful people think about their careers and take specific actions routinely. Here is what they do, do you?

Strengths are identified, used, and developed.
Networking is a continuing process.
Job decisions are based on research, thought, and preparation.
Career plans are regularly reviewed and revised.

Five Steps to Successfully Starting Your Search

STEP 1: WHAT IS IMPORTANT […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Career Goals

Many of our columns talk specifically about job search actions. This one focuses on the larger issues of your career.

Where are you going?

Wherever you are currently: have you thought about your career goals in any detail recently? Most people change their career goals and interests regularly over time. And too often military in transition […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Career Goals

Career Analysis – What makes You Unique

Whether you are quite certain of what job and career you want when you leave active duty or have no idea, making the transition successfully takes time and effort.

Attending transition programs on your base is a smart start. But you have a lot of self-analysis to do. You need to understand yourself, your values, […]

By |August 3rd, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Career Analysis – What makes You Unique