Why I Work On Vacation and On Weekends and Feel More Balanced Because Of It

In a few days, I’m leaving for a two-week trip to the Philippines, and I plan to work on vacation. I’ll be with my spouse and oldest kid so it’s a family vacation, but January is one of my busiest months of the year, so it will be a working vacation. (Also, since I’m obsessing on international real … [Read more...]

Procrastinating On Career Actions You Should Take? Five Strategies For Getting Stuff Done

In my latest Forbes post, I wrote about six career actions you should take but probably don’t. Returning recruiter phone calls was one such action, and the post was actually inspired by a senior executive at a recent workshop who didn’t want to return recruiter calls. On the flip side, I had another … [Read more...]

Time Management Strategies To Get Back On Track For Your Career Goals

In my recent post on A Seven-Point Mid-Year Review Checklist, ineffective time management is one possibility for why you might not be reaching your career goals. Time allocation is often a big culprit – are you spending time on your goal? With many job seekers, aspiring career changers or budding … [Read more...]

Want A New Career But Unsure What? Do This First

I have made a lot of career moves myself – classical piano to banking to executive search to acting to media to entrepreneurship. So when I became a career coach eight years ago, I attracted a lot of aspiring career changers who also wanted to make a radical career move but didn’t know how to get … [Read more...]

4 Job Search Tips In Time For The Busy Fall

In my latest career advice post for Money and Time, I share 4 job search tips specific to the busy fall recruiting season. Here is the unedited version: Recruiting picks up in the fall. Employers are back from vacation mode. They see their end-of-year targets and if they are behind, they have to … [Read more...]

Stop Saying You Are Too Busy To Network – Fox Business

I return to Fox Business Career Accelerator to talk with Lauren Simonetti about how to network in just minutes each day: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Stop thinking that networking has to be a big production -- a multi-day conference or a long lunch. There are multiple small … [Read more...]

How to Network Your Way to a New Job in Just 5 Minutes a Day – Money.com and Time.com

This post originally appears in my weekly column for Money.com and Time.com: Does the word “networking” send shivers down your spine? Maybe it would help if I told you that networking doesn’t have to be a big production or a big time drain. Of course, you want to attend conferences, join … [Read more...]

Career Success Subscribers-Only Webinar Series – Free in June

Get free career coaching in June! We are recording 6 brand-new webinars on the top concerns and sticky situations we hear over and over again at our workshops and from our readers just like you. These workshops are a quick 25-minutes each, so you can get coaching over lunch, a coffee break or your … [Read more...]

Career Mistakes My Smartest Clients Make – Life Reimagined For Work

In my latest job search post for Life Reimagined For Work, I share stories of real-life professionals (my clients so I know their career stories very well) who were senior, experienced, and smart, but were still making common job search mistakes. Just because you know how to do your job doesn't mean … [Read more...]

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work – Forbes.com

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: 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 … [Read more...]