Tag: career advice
For those who have seen the 1984 mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, the phrase “up to eleven” takes you back to one of the most humorous moments of the film. In this scene, the band’s leading musician proudly shows off their amp to the documentary director. According to the band’s lead, what makes this … Read More »
Want a sparkly new job this year?
Wouldn’t that feel great to wake up loving work?
If only job searching wasn’t the least fun thing known to man.
There are a few things you can do to make your job search easier, starting with NOT doing the following:
1) Don’t just randomly apply to jobs, hoping something works out.
Working … Read More »
When’s the last time you stepped back and really took inventory of your career? Do you have a solid plan? How will you ensure this year is better than 2015? Are you waiting for your manager or mentor to help?
Don’t miss the opportunity to make 2016 remarkable. Here are few ways to get your career … Read More »
As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview:
Why are you interested in working … Read More »
You may be comfortable in your career because your job is all you know and you are afraid to leave or you are happy with what you are doing and is not actively looking for the next opportunity. Either way, being comfortable while it is a good feeling can be a curse because remaining in … Read More »
What if you adopted the mindset of serendipity? 2016 is a Leap Year and practicing the skills may just help you learn to leap in your job and career quest.
Serendipity is much more than taking a ‘lucky dip’ or something that happens to you. The word first appeared in an 18th century poem telling the … Read More »
By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach
Growing up, my entire family instilled the value of a second language. My parents are native speakers and placed heavy emphasis on using Spanish at home while my English developed through the help of Sesame Street and elementary school. From there, summer vacations to Ecuador became an immersion program where my Abuelita … Read More »
What personal powers do you have at your fingertips? What have you got going for you because of who you are, your natural tendencies, your experience and what you’ve developed personally and professionally so far?
The beginning of a new year is often a time for self-reflection. It’s a perfect opportunity to consider what we sometimes … Read More »
Cops have the best networks. The bond between police officers is strong and builds a unique community of trust. Think about it. All those life and death situations that police come across, the stress, the many challenges and yes, the danger. It all works to bring them closer together than a lot of other employee … Read More »
One of the great things about government is that unless something cataclysmic happens, there will always be a government and it will always need contractors in various forms. Freelance writers don’t think to go for government contracts even though they are often extremely well paid relative to the wider market, and can be a steady … Read More »