Building on Your Strengths is Better than Compensating for Your Weaknesses

Like most of us I am naturally good at some things and not so good at others.  Like many of us, as a child I was always challenged to do better at the things at which I'm not so good.  For example, I'm great with words and just OK with math and science.  But ... [Continue Reading]

How to Manage the Interview Jitters

You identified the companies where you want to work.  You used LinkedIn to network with people in those companies.  Your networking efforts paid off and a hiring manager actually saw your resume.  Now you have an interview.  You don't want to blow it, but your ... [Continue Reading]

Don’t Make These LinkedIn Mistakes

LinkedIn is the most important social media platform for professionals.  Jeff Bullas who is a well known blogger has this to say about LinkedIn... When it comes to your online presence and your LinkedIn profile in particular, for years, I’ve been telling ... [Continue Reading]

How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search

LinkedIn is a powerful job search tool.  But many of the members of my career mentoring site tell me that they are quite sure how to use it.  This article lays out a simple, easy to use plan for ramping up your job search using ... [Continue Reading]

Five Things Successful People Do Every Evening

I'm big on developing positive habits.  This article lists five habits most successful people have incorporated into their evening schedule. All five ... [Continue Reading]

How to Get Hired by a Startup

Many of my CareerHMO coaching clients tell me that they want to work for a startup.  Startups are exciting places to work.  I understand that -- having started my business way back in 1988. This article lays out five things most startups are looking for in ... [Continue Reading]

How to Ask for a Raise

As your career mentor, I'm always on the lookout for great information that can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.  That's why accept guest posts of exceptional quality. Here's one on how to ask for a raise by Amy Klimek, VP ... [Continue Reading]

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Here's a link to a webinar I did today on how to climb the corporate ladder. Get yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and watch a hour of solid career success content. Please leave a comment letting me ... [Continue Reading]

Your First Career Mistake

I am proud to be a member of the CareerHMO community.  In my work as a coach there I, and my colleagues, help people find the right jobs for them.  JT O'Donnell is the founder and CEO of CareerHMO.  In this video she discusses the first career mistake most of ... [Continue Reading]

The Write Stuff

Clear, concise writing is an important career success skill.  Proper word usage is an important component of good writing.  This article lays out 37 commonly misused words.  Use them incorrectly and you come across as ... [Continue Reading]