So What Goes in a ‘Plan B’?

Yesterday, I mentioned the necessity of having a 'Plan B' as part of truly managing one's career. Having well-developed and thought-out plans for how your work-life throughout your time in the workforce will lead to having more confidence, as well as control, over how they play out. To give you an example of why - …

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Inspiration Can Be Found Everywhere

I absolutely love motivational/inspirational quotes, and have quite a collection of them.  They raise the emotional level to keep focused on the positive thoughts, not negative ones. To me, they make you want to do and be more. I found this great find as it is a inspirational journal - each page has a different …

Picking Back Up After a Career Set-back

As a beloved Pittsburgh Steelers fan all my life, yesterday was a brutal day for us; we lost to a mediocre team and our quarterback threw five interceptions - yes, five. The media were really quick to announce how poor he was but their scathing headlines, of course, elicited many nasty comments about he needs …

Do Recruiters Get It Right in the Hiring Process?

More organizations today are using recruiters to help in the hiring process; these individuals seem to be the norm within an organization. There are obvious benefits: they are dedicated solely to that function and they have the ear of hiring managers so they know what type of skills, education and experience are needed. But, do …

Keeping Calm During Tragedy Around You

I had planned to write on another topic, but the event in Las Vegas changed that. Listening to the news and what's been reported on Facebook, and other social media outlets, is heartbreaking. It seems that we are facing more and more tragedies in our world. We still have people trying to rebuild their lives …