Easier is Not Better

Easier is Not Always Better When It Comes to Finding a Job! Online Job Search: How many of you have applied for a job online? There is no doubt that the Internet has made it easy and convenient to apply to several jobs at one time. However, easy is not always better. Did you know that Monster.com proudly promotes that they receive 29 resumes a minute? You can see their stat here: https://www.monster.com/about/. I am not a mathematician, but I do know...

Career You Want

Getting the Career You Want Takes Focus We’ve all seen the type of person who sets their mind to an incredible career goal and does it-just like that. They just DO the thing they set out to do, and their career flourishes. Meanwhile, we’re juggling 1,000 different things that all seem equally important, while our dream career waits off in the distance, seemingly unreachable. It’s not a big surprise that success takes focus, so why is it so difficult to have the...

Prepare for Change

3 Things You Must Do to Prepare for a Career Change If you do a quick Google search for "How to prepare for a career change," you'll come up with over 580 million results. That's a lot of advice! So what can I tell you that you haven't heard before? Read on. But first, let's quickly cover the basics. Covering the Basics Maybe you are just now realizing that it's time for a career change – ANY change – but you don't know...

Career Coach

You Might Need a Career Coach If... YOU MIGHT NEED A CAREER COACH IF... … You are struggling to get noticed in today’s job market. … You are going through a career change or transition. … You are dealing with personal or family issues that are impacting your job search. … You need career marketing and job search management assistance. … You need help with the interview or salary negotiation process. … You just don’t understand the job search process anymore. MODERN JOB SEARCH The modern job search...

Career Change

Make a Career Change in 7 Easy Steps Humans are creatures of habit, but when it comes to our careers, repetition of “the daily grind” can leave us feeling uninspired and stagnant. Throughout our lifetimes, we continuously grow and evolve, acquiring various skills or honing natural talents. You might find that, as you expand and better yourself, you need to also seek other career paths that will allow you to prosper. Whether you are looking to transfer to a different...

Stop Procrastinating

5 Easy Tips for Curbing Procrastination Procrastination Procrastination is an insidious energy drain that will keep you from completing the goals you set for yourself. Are you dreaming about owning your own business? Maybe you want to find a more rewarding job for the New Year? Or are you thinking 2019 will be the year you finally write that novel you’ve been plotting in your mind? Thinking “I have plenty of time. No need to start now” or “I don’t know...

Time Management

5 Simple Steps to Better Time Management Skills Time, as the cliché goes, is money. Whether you are working for an established company, are an entrepreneur, or are a job seeker, learning to manage your time and limit distractions is key to achieving your goals. Getting bogged down by unimportant emails or turning your attention to a Smartphone screen will hinder your productivity. Here are five steps to recognizing problem areas and curbing costly behaviors. Step One: Identify Your Personal Pitfalls Maybe...

Opportunity Cost

Decisions Come with a Cost Each decision you make -- be it in your professional or personal life -- comes with a certain cost. The price you pay, maybe inconsequential or life-altering depending on the scenario. Take a simple decision you make every day: the choice between two lunch options. Let’s say the menu includes only a protein power bowl and a hamburger combo meal. You choose the combo meal for taste and a sense of comfort. What have you...

Body Language

Hearing What is Not Said in an Interview Over the years, I have enjoyed studying people and how body language is used to convey a non-verbal message. In my profession, a critical component of the job is the ability to read people, and make no mistake, a lot is communicated through people’s expressions or gestures. As Peter Drucker said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what is not said.” Funny thing is, we are all experts in using body...

Military Transition

My Transition From Planet ORK (aka the Military) By Captain Laura Hatcher, USN (Retired) Recently, as I briskly walked up the sidewalk towards the Metro entrance, I came shoulder to shoulder with a woman and without hesitation, I made eye contact, smiled and said, “Good Morning.” First, some context: 1 June marked the first time I’ve been off military active duty status in over 30 years. It also happened to be week three of my new civilian career (yes, I know I broke...