Tag: career advice
No matter how many times mentors say them, there are eight golden nuggets of been-there-done-that wisdom that no one (well, almost no one) ever follows; never-fail insights that would make a significant impact on the careers of many… if (sigh) anyone would actually follow them:
1. Follow Up
I have no idea why we collectively fail at … Read More »
What to do When You Are Stuck In Your Boring Job and You Want To Get Out (but you don’t know where to start)
You are bored in your job. But you know it’s good – you’ve got great government benefits, a stable salary, and a certain sense of security that comes from working directly for Uncle Sam.
But, you want more. You want to do something different, but you’ve been at your job for awhile and frankly, you aren’t … Read More »
First date.. Career… You heard me correctly!
Do you manage your career like a first date?
I remember what it was like to be single. That was over thirty years ago but I remember the awkward feelings of trying to find someone who would just go out with me on a date.
When I graduated from high school … Read More »
So you’ve gone through the application process, mastered the interview, and now the company is interested in you. But before you can embark on stepping up to take your new boss’ job (I kid,….sort of) you need to come up with some references so that the company can do it’s due diligence to see if … Read More »
Recently a former client emailed me asking a rather interesting question. He is a newly appointed Police Chief of an organization that hadn’t changed its operational practices, services or employee expectations in years. He asked, “Now that I am Chief of Department, I know the best practices I want to begin implementing, … Read More »
Do you live for the weekends? Do you hate Monday mornings? Are you majorly stuck in a rut or in a job you hate? You may not even hate your job but you just know that you are so much better than what you are doing right now and you want a bigger challenge.
In the … Read More »
You’ve put in a lot of effort to master the “hard skills” that your job requires. Maybe you’re a pro when it comes to technical troubleshooting, or perhaps you’re a wizard with spreadsheets. Or maybe you can write a successful press release with one hand tied behind your back.
“Hard skills” are technical or administrative procedures … Read More »
A couple of years ago, I had the privilege to attend a significant gathering of regional leaders from across Southern California. The guests included members of Congress, the State legislature, regional and locally-elected officials, and scores of leaders of California industry.
The keynote speaker of the evening was former Secretary of State and Four-Star General Colin … Read More »
In Part I of this article, “To Move or Not to Move,” we talked about spicing up your career to build depth and expand knowledge of your organization. Part II offers five suggestions once you have decided it is time to move on.
Have you done everything you can to spice up your career in your … Read More »
In order to love your job, you have to love ALL of the components of the job, and not JUST the job itself. Let me explain…
In order for a job to be perfectly suited for you, it has to be perfectly suited in many ways. You have to have a wonderful boss in a wonderful … Read More »