Fear Factor


The only transition that may be scarier than a career change is starting to date again after a breakup or divorce.  Both rank up there as terrifying, especially as we age.  And both are scary for some of the same reasons.  Unlike searching for a new home or a new lawnmower, looking for a new … Continue reading

Nervous about the Interview? Smart Move.


Embed from Getty Images Here’s how to harness your fear and make it work for you. In Adam Grant’s New Book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, he talks about how to manage fear and anxiety. He calls it “the positive power of negative thinking.” He cites the work of psychologist Julie Norem and her … Continue reading

Leaving on Vacation Gracefully


Summer is almost here, and since most of us will be taking some time off, it seems like a good time for a discussion of how to leave your office for an extended period. There are tools available to help coworkers and customers know what to do in your absence, and ways to help the team cope better while you’re gone.

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Software Skills on Demand


Embed from Getty Images (This article originally appeared in my column in the Florida Times-Union.) If you’re in a career transition, you may need to brush up or acquire skills to be competitive. If it’s been a while since you’ve used the latest version of Office software, or a job posting requires a skill you … Continue reading

Me Time


Does your company label your time off? Many companies have switched from a system that tracks vacation days and sick days to a system that simply calls all days off “Paid Time Off” or PTO. There are plenty of advantages to a PTO system. Workers who remain healthy get to take more vacation days, and … Continue reading

3 Essential Upgrades for New Graduates


Graduating from college or high school and beginning your first serious job search means you need some upgrades. Here are three improvements new graduates can spend some of their cash and time on before starting to schedule interviews. Upgrading your wardrobe is essential if you want to be taken seriously as a professional. Invest in … Continue reading

Guest Post: Finding a Job Abroad


Choose a size: This post contributed by Vanessa Fardi at NEUVOO.com.  Neuvoo.com provides job leads in over 60 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Leaving your home, friends, and family behind to move to another country, where everything that surrounds you is completely different, is not an easy task. You must get used to different people, … Continue reading

Advice for New Graduates


It’s graduation time, and thousands of new college graduates will enter the market looking for their first serious job. The local market is certainly better than when they entered college four (or more) years ago; the unemployment rate has dropped from 11 percent in 2010 to around six percent today. Graduates will have a diploma … Continue reading