The purpose of my blog is to post information that I think is relevant to issues related to your career, workplace and quality of life. I plan to provide my thoughts, links, and articles. I hope you find it useful.
They are called ‘Soft Skills”
Professional skills are essential for confidence and success at work.read more
IT’S 2018 – THE NEW YEAR HAS BEGUN!
IT’S 2018 – THE NEW YEAR HAS BEGUN! So January is rolling into February in 2 short weeks. How did this happen? It was just the new year. Since the end of December and especially since January 1st you have been reflecting on 2018—the changes, enhancements,...read more
Leadership Perspectives -- Fast Company Magazine, Feb. 2017 offers articles and advice. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same can be said about the way you view leadership. Your past experiences, values and personality all contribute to your...read more
It is the new year–what changes do you intend to make?
Happy New Year! Time for some changes. It is the 2nd week of 2017--that means the holidays are now behind us, that spacy-ness is dissipating and we are skipping into the next year. The new year always feels fresh -- a time for a change, to be inspired, to improve...read more
Looking for LinkedIn advice?
I think that LinkedIn is an excellent vehicle for you to present yourself as both professional and personable. It is an opportunity to be visible beyond the formality of a cover letter and resume-speak. Muse.com offers job search advice and I caught this article:...read more
The Courage to be Authentic
I have found my clients to be very courageous in the face of rejection, waiting to hear from a potential employer or reaching out to a boss or co-worker when a difficult conversation is needed. Brené Brown, PhD. (benebrown.com) calls herself a researcher + story...read more
“Career Development Can Help Retain Talent” (Chicago Tribune)
Career Development Can Help Retain Talent (Chicago Tribune) http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Career-development-can-help-retain-talent-7382011.php?cmpid=email-desktop I have been a career counselor for over 20 years and I have been expressing this sentiment...read more
Continuing Visibility 2.0: 'The Jargonist" Do you recognize this person? Margaret loves to talk about her work. She loves the lingo and can't help talking that talk. When she is out with friends she loves to throw around the acronyms and program names. When speaking...read more
A Fresh New Year…
It is a fresh new year! It feels so good! A whole year to plan, accomplish, have new experiences, make changes--so much time. And as we know--wow--time really goes by fast! Before we know it, time has passed us by... My approach is to try to keep it simple. I...read more
If Visibility 1.0 focused on what and how to be visible, Visibility 2.0 is about your story. So what is your story? And how do you tell it? Do you feel clear about what you want to say and how? Or do you tell your story like the folks described below? Are you a...read more