Career Change

How To Target the Best Companies in Your Job Search

I'm amazed at the laser-like focus job seekers have on finding a job by target only "jobs." You join a company. You don't join a job! Regardless of whether you desperately need a job, would like to find an alternate job, or want to evaluate the market to review better opportunities, I suggest to first target companies. Here's how to target the best companies in your job search. For most, the company you work for will have a far greater impact on your overall professional growth than the individual responsibilities you perform in your particular job.

How To Go From Stay-at-Home Mom To Professional (Again)

When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home mom to professional (again). This is an updated version of a post I wrote several months ago as well as a new download!

How To Perfectly Resign from Your Current Employer

There are two critical steps—for certain—you should take to actually resign: write the resignation letter and conduct the resignation discussion. Of course, there are other potential aspects such as transferring your knowledge to whoever will acquire your duties. Yawn. You’ve already checked out, so let’s skip the boring details in this tasty article. There’s also my personal favorite—the dreaded counteroffer. Don’t get me started.

The Ultimate Question To Ask Yourself When You Get Stuck

Have you ever gotten stuck on a project? Have you ever felt stuck in life? Live long enough and you’ll become stuck over and over and over again. College students get stuck in their majors or studies. Young adults become confused in their careers. Tenured professionals know better than all the meaning of stuck—when day-in-and-day-out takes on a meaning you can comprehend only from excessive years of 9-to-5-ing it. I don’t have the silver-bullet answer, but I have what I think is the ultimate question to ask yourself when you get stuck.

12 Reasons Your Hard Work Isn’t Making You Successful

Hard work sometimes pays off. Smart thinking combined with smart work will always pay off in the long run even if you stumble in the short term. You work hard. You put in the excessive hours. You work tirelessly on personal projects. How often have you wondered why you’re not further along in your career or life? Learn these 12 reasons your hard work isn’t making you successful.

How to Go from Military Veteran to Civilian Professional

Military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce face challenges most of us don't. To help them, I've created this complimentary guide titled How to Go from Military Veteran to Civilian Professional! It's truly a complete job-search guide for anyone, but especially helps veterans overcome the two major obstacles they face when becoming civilian professionals.

How to Go from Stay-at-Home Parent to Professional in 12 Steps

When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to return to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home parent to professional in twelve steps!