Do You Still Hope for a Snow Day?

I was raised in the Catskill Mountain area of New York known as the Borscht Belt. If you live in an area where it never snows, I guess a snow day means nothing to you. But as a kid, on those seemingly endless winter days when snow fell seemingly endlessly from the sky, I remember […]

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5 Scary Things I Learned About Fear of Success

I think everyone has had first-hand experience with fear of failure at one time or other. Lord knows I face it every time I sit down with a blank page.  But there’s a fear that’s even scarier and more potentially damaging to your career – it’s the fear of success. I once took a Learning […]

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Job Search Tips: 7 Ways to Rev Up Your Recession Job Search

One of the most frustrating things about looking for a job in a recession is when people start talking about our economic engine improving and yet job after job continues to be lost – maybe even your own.  “Improving? Sez who? Do your statistics tell me where to find MY new job? Will statistics do […]

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Cool Way for Techies and Net-Savvy Folks to Find Volunteer Opportunities

A Chance to Do Work You Love and Make a Real Difference Do you have good technical skills? Are you a computer professional just itching to put your tech skills to use helping an organization that resonates with your heart? Or maybe you’re just someone with a good understanding of the web and/or website design […]

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So Would You Quit Your Job if You Win the Lottery?

The guy who just sold me my hot ticket for the now $252 Mega Millions lottery asked if I’ll quit my job if I win. But before I could answer, the guy standing next to me said “Oh no! Never quit your job! A job keeps you from spending too much time thinking about your […]

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How to Beat the Job Search Baby Boomer Blues

Had to laugh when I saw this August 3, 2009 New Yorker cartoon.  It cuts dangerously close to the hard job interview truth many of us baby boomers are facing:   Do Baby Boomers Really Have a Steeper Job Search Climb? In three words: yes and no.  I’ll explain…and do my best to shed some […]

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7 Ways You Can Put Emotional Intelligence to Work

I first heard the term emotional intelligence linked to work in a coaching class. The teacher assigned us Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Quite honestly, I thought it sounded like so many other “I have the answer for you” type books – none of which ever seem to […]

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Could a Bad Job Interview or Lost Job Be Lucky?

I just read an article about a man who was lucky enough to win the lottery – and then had horrible things happen to him. There seem to be lots of stories like this. (Personally I think they feed into the bigger archetypal and socially useful picture of unhappy rich people; but that’s a whole […]

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How NOT Thinking Positive Can Lead to Career Success

WHAT? How can not thinking positive be a boon to your career??? You must think I’ve gone off the deep end. Well I haven’t. Trust me…we’ll be ok by the time we get to the end of this. 😉 Let’s start with the story of an executive who was so caught up in his vision […]

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Can You Really Love Your Job If You Hate Yourself?

I was just watching one of my favorite Woody Allen films, Broadway Danny Rose.  It’s one of his lesser known films I think, but for me he hits it out of the ballpark. At one point in my career, I wanted to be an agent, just like Allen’s character Danny Rose. The trouble was, I […]

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