Every worker’s dream is to advance their career and scale to the highest heights in their field of expertise. For instance, Elaine Boone, an HR manager at CareersBooster says, “We are seeing more and more customers who have the intention to get a promotion by leaving their current job and applying for a higher position … Read More »
By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., GCDF
Contributor, Senior Career Exploration Specialist
Do you thrive on the buzz of a big city, or do you prefer to wake up to the scenic countryside? Does the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area excite you? Or is your preference to only visit big cities, having never really envisioned yourself … Read More »
If there is one common theme I’ve found over the past twenty years it’s that client’s consistently believe that technology will solve all their problems. There’s a number of reason’s for this; software sales and marketing people with nifty presentations that promise a simple solution (for a price) or the always present desire to push … Read More »
Picture your evening after a long day of working or job searching.
Do you transition from career mode to a state of relaxation, enjoying lingering time with your loved ones, and taking a few moments to prepare for the next day? Or do you collapse in exhaustion, rushing to get done with today’s responsibilities (that are … Read More »
“Sarah” was pretty upset.
“Karin, I thought the interview was in the bag. The owner seemed pleased, and I had great stories for all his behavior-based questions. But I just got an email telling me that was concerned that I might not have enough enthusiasm for training!
I’m stunned. You KNOW how important training is to me—I’m … Read More »
As 2016 ends it is worth looking ahead to next year and what may be in store for workplaces. As we expect shifts in policy, many are wondering if we should be changing directions or lean in and stay the course to maintain a competitive workforce? My advice is to lean in and stay the … Read More »
As stated in Newton’s first law of motion: an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a net force. If a career, a noun, can be connected to an object, also a noun, a career that is either stopped or stalled remains on its present … Read More »
Despite being fatigued from the recent conclusion of the 2016 general elections that have dominated news for more than a year, we need to not forget about the impact of the most recent elections on the future. No, I am not talking about the hundreds of future PhDs that will be written on this election, … Read More »
It is known that diversity and inclusion practices are beneficial for businesses, their workforce, their customers, and communities. These practices can mean any number of things to many- creating balance within gender, race, sexual orientation, or something else. Finding and retaining a workforce is always challenging. Once diversity and inclusion goals are included within the … Read More »
You’ve heard the saying “guilt by association”– where the reputation you’ve earned, right or wrong, is tied to the behavior of a wrong-doer. No, there is no evidence of your wrong-doing. But you are considered guilty simply by hanging around them.
In the Social Age, guilty by association has never been more common. We are judged … Read More »