Good News or Bad: Longer life > Longer career?
Trend alert: Employment for workers 55-74 is rising faster than any other age group. Are you alarmed or encouraged by this news? You might be alarmed if you were thinking that retirement was on the horizon. On the other hand, you could be encouraged if you already realized that retirement is years away and […]
Refuse the Box: The Perils of Vanilla Branding
Are you dynamic? What does that even mean? Very few people who have had that word in their resume have been able to tell me what it really means. Most of them just thought it sounded good. It is true for most people, however. I could definitely say it has been true of all […]
Purpose: Why Are We Here? What Are We Doing?
These are deep questions, ones that in the midst of our hustle and bustle lives we rarely contemplate with any depth. This time of year as we supposedly get a little time off to focus on what matters and approach a new year, the opportunity for a fresh start, allow these questions to simmer […]
3 Formulas for Powerful Achievement Stories
After you have defined your distinct brand and clarified your target audience, you are tasked with creating content and messaging that will resonate with your target employer and position you as a competitive candidate for jobs of your choice. I know that résumé writing doesn’t come naturally to most people, even writers and marketers. […]
Really – You Are NEVER Too Old To Make a Career Change
I’m never one to say “never.” But I’ve said it. At the end of this month’s Epic Career Tale (subscribe HERE for the monthly podcast), coming out this week (get on the mailing list now!), I make the claim that you are never too old to find and pursue a new passion. It does […]
A Winning Job Search Day: What It Looks Like to Be In the Groove
What does your typical job search day look like? Usually when I ask that question, the answer is, “Searching and applying for jobs online.” We have all heard by now that networking is the number one way to land a job, but still, the siren call of the low-hanging fruit is too tempting to resist. […]