If you’ve been punching the corporate clock for a few years and you think it might be the right time to pursue your passion or talent on your own, you may want to take some time to read about transitioning from the corporate world to the world of an entrepreneur. It can be done – … Continue reading Making the Leap From the Corporate World to Being Self-Employed
Ask several people to explain the difference between competencies, attributes and traits, and chances are, you’ll get several different explanations. The truth is, there really is no one right definition for any of them, but they are very different nonetheless. For me, personality traits are more permanent and as a result, can be difficult to … Continue reading Competencies, Attributes and Traits: What’s the Difference?
Landing your dream job is about more than a polished resume and a freshly pressed suit. While some people may luck into a truly fulfilling career, others need to do the personal work necessary to understand what they like to do, what they are naturally good at, and how they will turn their dreams into … Continue reading 5 Steps to Identify Your Career Identity
It can happen to anyone. You are happily working through your career, content at your current job. Then you have an epiphany. You suddenly realize you either want to change careers or have to change careers. The catalyst may be a divorce, a child leaving home, the death of a family member, or an unexpected … Continue reading How to Survive a Mid-Career Crisis
When employees are returning to work after being on parental leave, they are often returning to a changed organization and possibly a different role. They may not know where they fit into the organization, or how to achieve the work-life balance they need to accommodate their new responsibilities. How can managers help? 1. Have a … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Employees Thrive When Returning from Parental Leave
Engaging a personal career coach is beneficial for those who are surviving, striving or thriving in many different circumstances. Since every person and every situation are different, career coaching must be customized for the individual and their needs. That being said, here are 3 situations in which career coaching will definitely help you perform – … Continue reading What Do I Do Next? Navigate These 3 Situations With a Career Coach
Five years in, your job is safe and secure, you’re comfortable with your colleagues and you have a great relationship with your boss. So what gives? Why do you find yourself day-dreaming about doing something different or dreading the close of the weekend? You may have heard people in conversation talking about the “five year … Continue reading The Five Year Itch: Has Your Career Stalled?
Businesses today are being extra cautious- even a bit stingy with hiring. That means if you’re looking for a job and have just completed your education, you’d better be prepared to face some pretty stiff competition. Finding that first job can be challenging, but not impossible. It’s true, the traditional method of pounding the pavement … Continue reading Attention Students: What You Should Know About the Job Hunt
Let’s face it: no one likes to hear that they can’t do something. In fact, as children, weren’t we told over and over again that we could be anything we wanted, as long as we worked hard? That’s pretty much nonsense. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but as a career … Continue reading The Cold Hard Truth: When Hobbies Should Stay Hobbies, Not Careers
Returning to work from any leave can be overwhelming. Coming off a parental leave is particularly challenging due to the increased demands on your time and the changes in your priorities. Some of the stressors that are experienced when returning to work will come from inside the company. For example, you may have worked for an … Continue reading My #1 Tip for Successfully Returning to Work After Parental Leave