Pitfalls of Career Typecasting
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2012
Avoid Career Typecasting You may have heard the term typecasting in relation to actors, who sometimes get pigeon-holed for a certain type of role and find it difficult, if not impossible, to land other types of roles. For example, someone who has always done comedy might face rejection from film companies that are casting for a drama or action-adventure movie. What does this have to do with careers? It's not uncommon fo...
Six Tips for Fessing Up to Your Mistakes
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Nov, 2012
It happens to the best of us: We make mistakes. Whether it is blowing a crucial deadline, mismanaging a project, missing an important meeting or copying one’s boss on an unflattering e-mail, we have our blunders, and sometimes we get called to the carpet for them. It's no wonder we make mistakes. Today’s stressful workplace expects perfection. This quarter’s numbers have to exceed last quarter’s numbers. Market share has t...
Should I Hire a Career Coach?
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2012
From humankind’s earliest days, mentors and coaches have been a significant ingredient in the careers of many accomplished individuals. As they reported in Fast Company in 2006, Jim Bolt and Brian Underhill conducted a study that found that 56 percent of surveyed companies emphasized coaching as a major learning method, and two years later, 51 percent of the same organizations said that the use of coaching had increased....
Strategic Career Reinvention – Ignite Your Career Transition
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2012
"The secret to a resilient life in our kind of world is in knowing how to recycle yourself, over and over, letting go of what is no longer you, taking on new strengths, and shaping new chapters for your life, guided by your own emerging vision." - Frederich Hudson, Pamela McLean Job security has gone out the widow! The future is not the same anymore. Getting ahead in a volatile and unpredictable economy means engaging in...
Choosing a Career Training Program? Evaluate These 3 Key Support Services
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2012
As a new immigrant to the United States in the mid 1980's I searched for a career training program that would augment my job skills. My goal was to transition quickly into the job market. As I evaluated programs I learned that choosing a career training program was not just about the academics. Choosing a program was also about key support services the school offered. After looking at both 4-year and 2-year programs, I chose a...
Genius or Genius-Maker? How Smart Leaders Bring Out the Best in People
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2012
I’ve learned over the years that my most inspiring executive coaching leadership clients are congruent with how they feel and what they say. They get excited in my office telling me inspiring stories that engage their people. They are honest, humble, optimistic, and forward thinking. Emotionally intelligent leaders know that creating a workplace culture and climate where emotions are appropriately expressed increases engage...
Career Change: Expert Advice To Help You Achieve the Change You’ve Been Dreaming About
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2012
Years of college or university, then onto your first full-time job. You may switch companies and advance in your industry. But as the saying goes, change is good, and you are ready for a shift in a completely new direction. Exciting as it is, consider the factors below before taking the plunge: Why? A simple word with a possibly complicated answer. Why do you want this career change? Are you simply bored with your curr...
The Secret to Making Online Networking Truly Valuable for Your Career
by Alexis Grant - Oct, 2012
You know the value of networking online. But while using tools like Twitter for networking, are you making the all-too-common mistake of leaving that network on Twitter? Or siloing your efforts so they only happen in the online world? Are you failing to bring that relationship offline? While there’s huge power in online networking, it’s really offline — or In Real Life (IRL), as some of us call it—that your connections...
Are You That Oh-So-Annoying Guy in Your Office?
by Kelly Gurnett - Oct, 2012
Every office has one (or more) of them: The Guy Who Eats Other People’s Food in the Fridge. The Woman Who Won’t Stop Showing You Pictures of Her Cat. The Guy Who Over-microwaves His Popcorn Every Single Time and makes the whole office smell like burnt hair. These people get on our nerves, ruin our days, even make us dread coming in to the office at all. But what if you’re “that guy” to your co-workers? Don’t think...
Can You Have Your Dream Job Without a College Degree?
by Dana Sitar - Oct, 2012
In a market where clients are used to measuring your worthiness based on a college degree, opportunities can feel slim for those without that traditional seal of approval. You know you’ve got the skills to master your dream job, but the description on job boards always has that pesky degree requirement that keeps you from applying. Without the paper to prove it, how can you show potential employers or clients that you’ve got w...
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