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How to REALLY Address Job and Career Dissatisfaction

Posted: May 6, 2021

How to REALLY Address Job and Career Dissatisfaction A recent Harris Interactive survey* uncovered the following statistics on American job satisfaction: Across America, only 45 percent of workers say they are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs Just 20 percent feel very passionate about their jobs 33 percent believe they have reached a… Read More

The Power of Shoe Shifting

Posted: May 12, 2019

The Power of Shoe Shifting No, shoe shifting isn’t about selecting a different pair of footwear for your night on the town. It’s about the immeasurably valuable skill of being able to observe a situation from another’s perspective, detached at least to some degree from one’s own rational and emotional constructs. It’s a skill of… Read More

How to Enhance Your Job Security

Posted: March 3, 2019

I recently finished reading a book by the prominent New York Times columnist Tom Friedman entitled “That Used to Be Us” (co-authored by Michael Mendelbaum) which prescribes solutions to the major issues facing our country, including infrastructure deterioration, environmental / climate degradation, underfunding research and development, and overregulation. A fifth issue that gets quite a… Read More

Finding Your Passion

Posted: March 1, 2019

This week’s post is an easy one to write, as I am excerpting a column published in the New York Times on September 29 by Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University. His basic thesis is that for the majority of people (who have not been able to identify a burning desire to… Read More

Is Career Counseling Worth It?

Posted: January 19, 2019

Can talking to a career counselor really make a difference? Utilizing my services can involve a substantial outlay, and potential clients should definitely engage in a cost/benefit analysis.  But how to estimate the cost, and even harder, the value of the benefit? Your outlay will depend on a number of factors.  Most importantly, what are… Read More

Tips on Networking More Effectively

Posted: December 29, 2018

Not sure how to network? Too many people who recognize the incredible value of networking think that building a network means amassing a ton of connections. It’s easy to do – ask someone to join your LinkedIn network, or to follow you on Instagram, or to a friend or “like” you on Facebook, or to… Read More

The Power of Shoe Shifting

Posted: November 21, 2018

No, shoe shifting isn’t about selecting a different pair of footwear. It’s about the immeasurably valuable skill of being able to observe a situation from another’s perspective, detached at least to some degree from one’s own rational and emotional constructs. It’s a skill of particular value in a wide variety of situations related to career…. Read More

The Many Career-Oriented Benefits of Exercise

Posted: November 3, 2018

Exercise has been a part of my life, pretty much consistently, since my mid-teens. I’m lucky, because that habit has provided me with emotional and physical health benefits that are truly precious. But what if you’ve never been into exercise, or only intermittently or half-heartedly? I notice how often I recommend exercise in the context… Read More

MORE SELF AWARENESS WILL HELP LAND YOU A JOB!

Posted: October 14, 2018

The job search guidance that I give clients comes in many forms. It can be instructional, making them aware of resources and techniques which they didn’t know existed. It can be motivational, increasing the energy they are able to direct towards a goal. It can be definitional – reframing problems so that they may be… Read More

An Advantage of Not Knowing

Posted: September 24, 2018

Frequently clients who are exploring alternative career paths express the concern that because they have limited or no expertise in a field they’re contemplating that they won’t be able to land a job. Relatedly, I often hear worries from clients that they are generalists, “jacks of all trades, masters of none.” These are certainly legitimate… Read More

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