career

Shaping a 21st Century Career

So many of us think of life in the classic 3 stages mode: School – Work – Retirement. How unrealistic is that now?

The Boomers have made ‘60 the new 40‘. Once anyone having a 100th birthday made national TV news, now it is not unusual. If you were born after the late 1960s, you […]

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Career Success: Should I Find a Mentor?

Mentor relationships offer many professionals a better, faster way to increase their career success. Consider working with a mentor as part of your career development.

Classic mentoring relationships involve a more experienced person who acted as a teacher or coach.  But there are a variety of other mentoring relationships which may also be useful. These […]

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Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?

After WWII, veterans started over 49% of all small businesses. Some experts lament that now that veterans now only are 9% of business owners, but that is in line with our portion of the adult population. And veteran entrepreneurs are more successful financially than non-vets are. You probably have heard of the many big […]

By |June 17th, 2018|Changing Nature of Work, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?

Free Transition Guides

Many transitioning military I talk with are concerned about their next steps – too many choices or too few. They find the job search process daunting (as do most people.) There are good reasons for those feelings. You are leaving a system you understand for one that is far more chaotic. Even the transition […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Free Transition Guides

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 […]

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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