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60 years ago you went to college, got a job and then stayed
there for the next 40 years until you retired. Nowadays employees
want to get the most out of their work experience and if they
aren’t getting what they want from their job or career
industry they are more likely to look else where. Whether
you’ve hit the ceiling and there is nothing else for you to
conquer—or just plain...
Layoffs. Over the past year, you’ve watched too many
colleagues gather their belongings and trail out of the office in a
flurry of hugs and teary goodbyes. You never thought it could
happen to you. But today, out of the blue, the boss asked you to
meet him in the conference room and your stomach dropped. When you
opened the door and saw the HR team, you knew. You were being laid
off. Let go....
Do you remember the Friends episode where Chandler takes an
internship at an ad agency? Older than the other interns, they
initially mistake him for senior management by quickly offering him
coffee and calling him “sir.” Although his supervisor
is two years younger, he uses the experience to jump-start a new
career — and of course plenty of comical moments ensue.
If you watched t...
Are you launching a new career? For many people who returned to
school as an adult, they may be facing a new career path. Or
you are looking for a new career because you are ready for a
Where do you look for jobs for a new
Most job seekers I speak with are excited about looking online:
Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Simply
Hired, and many other job board...
One of the most stressful parts of looking for a job is the
financial hardship that often comes with being unemployed. Nannies
who are on the hunt for a new job have the option to earn extra
money while they search by babysitting or temp nannying. Taking on
temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing
you time to interview for a full-time position. Here are some tips
Something happened to me that I thought other readers could benefit
from, especially managers. I took a new job about a year ago as an
accountant for a small insurance company. There was a long-term
employee who seemed to have it in for me and never let up. Because
I was new, I didn't push it by telling our boss. Instead, I tried
to do my work and get along with everyone, including her....
Dear Joan: I am a manager with fifteen people
reporting to me. I've been in my job for two years. I'm ready to
look for a new job because my boss is driving me crazy. She had my
job before me and she thinks she is the only one who can do it
She's always telling me step-by-step what I should do and then
breathes down my neck while I'm doing it. Lately she began
attending my staff meet...
A given fact of business life in the 21st century is a high
level of frustration, even downright dissatisfaction in the
workforce. Many workers eventually reach a “pivotal
point,” a level of frustration or dissatisfaction that forces
that employee to either surrender or fight: surrender to the
pressures and let the job take its toll on many fronts, or fight to
make changes in either ho...
As a non-native Minnesotan one thing that strikes me is how
loyal and devoted Minnesotans are to this land of 10,000 lakes.
Don’t get me wrong, this state, specifically the Twin Cities,
has much to offer from boasting 20 of the Fortune 500 companies
(3rd largest of any US metro) to an array of outdoor adventures
appeasing any REI enthusiast. However, having grown up and spent
most of my adul...
I'm writing to request your guidance. I started a new job
about 7 weeks ago. In my former role, I worked independently
andhad a lot of responsibility and autonomy. I was recognized
as a talent and I was assured I was on track for another
However, I was frustrated because I felt that my workload
wasn't adequately recognized. I was working in a smaller line of
Are you completely happy with your current job? If not, now is
a great time to analyze your job satisfaction. There are ten sure
signs that you are experiencing job dissatisfaction. If you:
Dread Mondays or coming to work
Can’t wait for Friday
Are often bored at work
Feel tired or chronically fatigued
Avoid your boss and dread meetings
Have no enthusiasm or sense of self-worth
Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of
people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes.
Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly.
But how are you handling your change? Are you going with it,
or hoping that you can ride it out? Or are you wishing that your
change would just go away so you don't have to think about it
Change is not e...
Marking endings is an important part of moving through
transition to start a new stage of life, a new career, a new
relationship, a new year. Life is a series of beginnings and
endings, comings and goings, hellos and goodbyes, holding on and
letting go. As the year comes to an end and we look forward,
it’s a good time to prepare for living fully and making the
most of the fresh start ...
Even though I’m not a big fan of New Year’s
resolutions, there is a lot to be said about doing a re-examination
of your career and making some adjustments along the way. So, if
you are up for a little self-scrutiny, here are some ideas to get
you started. If you decide to take action on any of these ideas
call it anything but your New Year’s Resolution. Resolutions
are too easy t...
In the current economy there is a supply demand imbalance that
favors hiring organizations. They have also taken a posture of
favoring candidates that have the greatest chance of success and
lowest risk of failure. The criteria used to screen talent has
skewed to three areas: 1) functional recency; 2) industry
knowledge; and 3) where possible, geographic proximity.
Hiring organizations have a uni...
Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people
in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies
thrive on change, and most change very quickly.
But how are you handling your change? Are you going with it, or
hoping that you can ride it out? Or, are you wishing that your
change would go away?
Change is not easy for most people. We like our routines and
want to know wha...
What is your career like these days? A bit of uncertainly and
confusion? If this is the case, you are not alone. It's good to
know that there are other people experiencing the same challenges,
because at times you can feel like you are the only one.
What has happened to you this year? (Or, the past couple of
years?) I bet a lot of change. Maybe your job responsibilities have
changed. Or, ho...
Admit it, you may not be sure how to start your job search, or
what are the most effective job search techniques. Sometimes you
aren't even sure exactly what career or job you want to do now.
Many women want to restart a career after beginning a family, but
with years out of the workforce they question their own worth and
whether anyone would hire them. The job search process seems
I had lunch with a friend the other day who left her job
earlier this year. She relayed to me how she had gotten fed up with
a particular client, and so she decided to quit. She had about four
months of living expenses saved up, so she figured she was good to
go while she looked for another job. Four months later, she finds
herself running out of money with no prospects in the
Fall is the season I can sum up in one word, change. The
change is predictable. Every year we experience fall with the
changing color of the leaves, cooler temperatures, and retiring the
lawn mower for the snow blower. The season of change isn’t
always marked by the same day or week, but we know it will come.
The change is predictable.
Change in the job market is not so predictable an...