career advice

Unhappy With Your Salary Increase? Ten Actions To Take If Your Company Pays Out No Or Low Raises

– Posted in: career management, Salary tip

At a workshop for experienced professionals, one attendee lamented that performance didn’t matter since his company does not give a salary increase except at promotions, and promotions were granted mostly based on tenure. Why work so hard then? Would the better move be to do the minimum? Should he just leave for another company? Here [...]

Free Money Management Video Interviews – And More Ideas For Learning And Development

– Posted in: career management

In our Upcoming Events, I posted about a terrific, FREE learning and development resource: The Claim Your Financial Power 21-day money management video summit, organized by my friend and coaching colleague Kelly Gushue. She pulled together some top-rate coaches and advisers for her event -- I talked about money and career issues, but she also [...]

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work

– Posted in: time management, Uncategorized

Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and [...]

How To Choose Your Next Career Move: 40 Factors To Consider

– Posted in: identify your job targets

There are many factors affecting how to choose your next career move, and what you prioritize changes over time. One client prioritized location over all because he was part of a dual-career couple, and his wife had committed to a three-year residency and was not relocatable. Another client aspired to be a Chief Marketing Officer, [...]

Job Interview Gone Bad? How To Handle The Hostile, Mean-Spirited, Difficult Job Interviewer

– Posted in: interviewing

A job interview is a person-to-person communication, and some people are difficult, so you will likely encounter a difficult job interviewer at some point. The difficult job interviewer pushes back on what you say, picks apart your claims, focuses on your weaknesses and mistakes, or tries to get you to talk trash about your past [...]