Bad Behaviors in the Workplace

As a career coach/strategist, I work with clients who are at all phases in their careers.  I often work with clients who are feeling stressed and are having difficulty in dealing with bad behaviors they are exposed to in their workplace.  Here are a few of the stories I hear: Client A t works in …

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10 Resume Errors that Spell Check Won’t Catch

I read an article recently about spell check and how it does not always catch every error.  So, I thought I'd pass it on: Its versus It's (or any other apostrophes) Your versus You're Sales verus Sails Affect versus Effect Would Have not Would of Through versus Threw Then versus Than Supposed To not Suppose …

When Caregiving Needs Get in the Way of Work

One trend that older employees are dealing with is the increasing need to be a caregiver, not just of their children but of their parents aas well.  They are known as the "Sandwich Generation."  According to the results of a survey by The Harford Insurance Company, over half of  the respondents reported being worried about how …

The 3 Phases of Career Transitions

Ok, you've now decided to make a career change.  Maybe you've concluded that your field is obsolete or too competitive; perhaps you have come the realization that you have not felt fulfilled or happy in your current job.  In making the move, you will have to go through the 3 phases of a career transition: winding …

Career Planning – Are You Really Doing the Work?

If you are currently in job search mode, you should have a strategy that includes goals and the steps you will take to become employed.   Often, I see clients who have a strategy and feel they are working it but,  in reality, they are not.   Some clients are still in the early stages and not …