The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry


Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading

For 2020, Write a Career Plan


What’s your plan? If 2019 was not all you’d hoped for at work, you might be thinking of moving on this year. Here’s an alternative idea: create a plan to grow and thrive where you are right now. Large companies often create career plans for rising stars. The plans help leadership prepare for the future … Continue reading

Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.


One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have.  If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing.  When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means “tends to … Continue reading

Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness


Chip Conley, writing for his Wisdom Well blog, has a great idea for mastering anxiety. If you’ve ever laid awake at night, fretting over something that was going to happen (or was even vaguely possible), you’d give almost anything to make the anxiety go away.  Chip Conley presents a tool that might do just that. … Continue reading

Skills You Need to Build Skills


Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. He believes that generalists are more marketable, more productive, and more flexible, making them better candidates for almost any job. In a previous post, I wrote about Flynn’s concept of skill stacking, … Continue reading

How to Make a Good Impression in Finance Interviews


(A guest post by Lauren Walker, from Stellar Select, a UK-based financial recruiting company.) Surviving an interview is one of the most challenging aspects of landing a job. Even if you’re the most qualified candidate in the room, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the finance job that you want, especially if you were unable … Continue reading

You versus your Monkey Brain


In a previous post, I wrote about Two Awesome Hours  by Josh Davis. He tackles the tough subject of how to get things done as a human being, with all our human failings. If you have important work to do, Josh Davis has tips on how to get it done. The previous post discussed what … Continue reading