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Embracing Mindfulness for Career Success

In today’s world, celebrities, professional athletes, concert performers, and consulting companies have endorsed mindfulness as a tool to relieve stress, build equanimity and increase performance. But now there is a scientific foundation for mindfulness.
Over the past 35 years, scientific researchers have studied mindfulness within a wide range of disciplines, among them medicine, education, psychology, and [...]

The Information Interview: One Key to Your Success – Part 3

Once you have developed your skills securing and completing information interviews with members of your network, you are ready to take this process to the next level: prospective employers. Let’s backtrack a bit.
You secured information interviews with business owners by:

Every week sending emails detailing the work you were seeking and identifying target organizations to 7 [...]

The Information Interview: One Key to Your Success – Part 2

In my past post, I talked about using two types of information interviews to jump start your job search campaign. The first type is to identify those members of your network who are willing and able to serve as your personal prospecting and networking team.

The Information Interview: One Key to Your Success

We all know about job interviews. We want to get them! All too often, however, we need to jump through the cover letter/application/resume hoop. When we play that game, the competition is fierce, our resume doesn’t match the job description, and our application doesn’t have enough key words. Result: Our resume never is seen by [...]

What’s Holding You Back from Career Success?

I’m here to support you with your New Year Career Resolutions. But in past posts, I’ve also encouraged you to review your last year’s efforts and reflect what worked for you and what “not so much.” In your review, you need to ask yourself a number of key questions:

Am I happy where I’m at? Do [...]

Resumes & Cover Letters – How Effective Are They?

We have been conditioned to think that the only way we can secure job interviews is to respond to posted job openings with resumes and cover letters. The sad truth is that unless your resume is a mirror image of the job description or your application has the top number of ”keywords” in it, you [...]

Some Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it’s that time of year again. We tell ourselves that 2015 is going to be a great year. (And I do wish that for all of my readers!) We resolve to set goals and write plans for achieving them. We begin with a sense of excitement.
I’ve learned from past disappointments when I could not [...]

Year in Review: Have You Dropped out of the Job Market?

I came across Binyamin’s “The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind” (@BCAppelbaum) in The N.Y. Times December 12 issue. It provided a fascinating look at the non-employed male in today’s America:
Working, in America, is in decline. The share of prime-age men – those 25 to 54 years old – who are not working has more than [...]

Year in Review: How Well Do You Relate to Your Boss & Co-Workers?

December is an excellent month to look back on the year and take stock of your life and career. Doing so will help you frame your New Year resolutions.
Have your relationships with friends and family been fruitful? How well do you get along with your boss, co-workers and your customers? The quality of our lives [...]

Tis the Season to Pay it Forward

For many of us the holiday season is festive and bright. For families without a breadwinner, however, it is a season of despair, shame and the lack of basic necessities. In my experience, the unemployed who come to me desperately want to work. Most have lost jobs through no fault of their own. Their paltry [...]