Remember when app developer wasn’t a job title? It’s unlikely that any of us remember when elevator operators and milkmen had steady work, but our grandparents saw those jobs as secure. Whether we look forward or back, there’s instability in the job market. In my outplacement work, I often heard people who were experiencing an […]
I”m not gonna lie. Been feeling a little restless since I started this social media fast. On the plus side, I’ve had more time for reading, viewing, and listening on other platforms, and I thought I’d share the ones that are (mostly) career-related. Salary Negotiation – The title says it all: How to Be an […]
Lately, I’ve been working with several parents (not just moms!) who are returning to the workforce after a hiatus spent on caring for children. Many, understandably, worry about how the gap in their employment may be perceived, and one of the first topics they raise is how to speak to that gap, both in writing […]
Introverts: here’s your permission slip. You are hereby excused from answering your phone. Even when you’re in a job search, there’s no need to respond to that ring tone (unless it’s a scheduled job interview). Let callers leave a message. Then you get to deliberate about what you want to say and call back with […]
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I just turned 50, and in celebration, I wanted to collect 50 lessons about that I’ve learned over the years. Alas, I couldn’t make it all the way to 50, so maybe that’s lesson #1: don’t try to force cute symmetry. Most of these ideas are related to careers, but on some of them, I’m asking you […]