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10 Reasons to Invest in Your Career
The importance of career investment
Not investing in yourself is like floating down a fast river without a paddle, map or knowledge of what’s around the next bend. Things may go fine for a while, but at some point, you’re going to realize you made a giant mistake.
To avoid such unforeseen disaster, you need career investment to proactively and thoughtfully create a plan for achieving your career and life goals.
And if that doesn’t convince you, here are 10 reasons why investing in your career is a …
A Brief Guide to Personal References
Making the most out of your reference section
As part of the consulting I do, I have occasion to do or commission personal reference checking on candidates. In the last several months, I have run into a number of situations any job seeker should try to avoid.
A very aggressive and seemingly capable candidate promptly provided me with a list of references at my request. As I made the calls and received rave reviews on the candidate, I started to get a sinking feeling. The responses were to…
Are You Working on Your Masterpiece
Have you ever thought about your career or the work you do as art…as a form of personal creative expression? We can easily summon an image of the painter, sculptor, musician, writer or inventor in their studio, engaged in the wonderful process of creating a masterpiece. (One of my dreams is to model my office on a Leonardo Da Vinci-type studio, but that’s another story.) Try applying this analogy to you and the work you do. Your career…past, present and future is a canvas upon which you are pain…
7 Career Questions to begin the New Year
New Year Career Considerations
The New Year is a natural time to reflect on life goals, your career and the coming year. Allow me to propose the following questions, which might help in your discovery.
Are you happy doing what you do for a living? Are you happy doing it where you do it? When you do it? How you do it?
To what degree is your current assignment/job/project/enterprise a fit with the real you? In other words, to what degree, if any, are you putting on a mask when you go to work? (Hint: …
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