Importance of Identifying Your Work Style

A part of managing your career is the importance of identifying your work style, which is how you approach tasks and problems. These can include: action oriented process oriented task oriented problem solver solution focused creative The advantage of determining your work style helps you to focus on finding specific positions where you get to …

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Giving Up or Doing More – Which is Best?

As we are a week into the season of Lent which, if you're not familiar with, is when some religions fast, pray and repent for the 40 days before Easter. Typically, one will either give something up that is difficult for them, such as eating candy or smoking, while others will do more, such as …

Your Career – Bringing Out Your Best

As you are going about your daily work-life, are you aware of job activities you do and are you bringing out your best through them?  In order to effectively manage your career, you must know what skills, talents, aptitudes, and the like, that you are using, what successes you have achieved, and take ownership of …

How Satisfied Are You With Your Organizational Life?

I find that the majority of clients I work with are not unhappy with the job they do but they are miserable with their organizational life.  Work-overload, deadlines, personal problems and worries over potential job loss all impact the workplace environment and can contribute to job dissatisfaction.  One can be very involved in the job they …

A Cool Resource to Aid in Researching Companies/Jobs

One of the most important steps in a job-search strategy is knowing the type of company or organization you would like to work in as it must match your personality and your values.  Whether it is a top-down or lateral environment, or an open, creative one the type of culture within the organization should allow …

The Top 10 Work Values

During self-assessment, which is a crucial step in one's career management process, an area of importance to understand is one's values.  Values are "the beliefs about the qualities of human life or the types of behavior that an individual wants to attain" (Greenhaus & Callanan, 2006).  Values usually develop early on and can be learned behaviors …