What You Need To Do To Get Promoted

Like most career coaches, I help people find rewarding and fulfilling jobs.  Unlike many career coaches, I also help people get promoted once they have a job. That's why I found this article very ... [Continue Reading]

How You Can Master the Art of Managing Up

I tell members of my career mentoring site that they need to become adept at managing up.  This article shows you how to use questions to do exactly that. http://candidculture.com/2015/06/28/manage-up-by-asking-questions/ Questions are a powerful ... [Continue Reading]

How You Can Write the Perfect Resume

I tell members of my career mentoring site that there is no one perfect resume, but that there is a perfect resume for every job.  This means that you need to create a unique resume for every job in which you're interested.  I'm a big believer in creating a ... [Continue Reading]

Resilience and Your Career Success

Over the weekend Cathy and I went to see the latest Disney animated movie, "Inside Out." Like most Disney/Pixar films lately, it’s a very clever movie with a message. The main characters are five emotions that live inside and run the brain of the main ... [Continue Reading]

Let’s Stop All This Craziness About Generational Differences

You’ve probably heard of the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. I had one of those moments the other day. I read one too many posts about Millennials. In general, I think that focusing on differences – age, gender, race – is a counterproductive ... [Continue Reading]

You, Yes You, Need To Be Writing Handwritten Notes

I get lots of requests from folks who want to do a guest post for this blog. I turn down most of them. But this post is an exception. Beth Schart from Personal Scribe Services has written a great post on the importance of handwritten notes. Check it ... [Continue Reading]

Another Life Lesson From the Rugby Pitch

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I repeat certain messages frequently... Be resilient Learn from your mistakes Honor your commitments Don't shy away from a challenge Do what you think is right This article features Chris ... [Continue Reading]

Why You Should Take a Job You Hate

Dan Redler, my Career HMO coaching colleague, recently published an article on LinkedIn called "Choose a Job You Hate."  If this doesn't make sense to you, you need to read the article. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/choose-job-you-hate-dan-redler Dan's ... [Continue Reading]

How You Can Write a Dynamite LinkedIn Summary

I tell members of my career mentoring site that LinkedIn is a great networking tool and that their LinkedIn profile is the key to their networking success.  Yet too many people don't put in the time to craft a great LinkedIn profile. This article lists five ... [Continue Reading]

The Power of Quotes

Just a short post today. I am a big believer in the power of quotes.  That's why I send members of my career mentoring site a daily motivational quote.  If you want to begin receiving these quotes go here. This short video contains some great thought ... [Continue Reading]