Finally, the holidays are here and you've had a chance to relax and reboot. But as you begin to unwind on Christmas vacation, and enjoy yourself, you may find yourself asking: Have I been happy at work this year? What other job could I be doing that would be more fulfilling -- monetarily and spiritually? Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong.
To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these five... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Over the past few years, many people have felt pressure to work harder in order to maintain their job security. But meekly shouldering increasingly heavy workloads isn't necessarily the best way to demonstrate your value. Always being the first to arrive and the last to leave... Read More »
In 2007, I did a fair amount of work with corporate executive teams on the subject of coaching their entry-level employees -- also referred to as Generation Y. I had been hired to explain the mindset of this new generation of workers and how to coach them in their careers. It was a subject I had come to care a... Read More »
By Alison Green
Wondering why you're not advancing in your career more quickly, or why you always seem to be overlooked when it comes time for raises, promotions, or important projects? The answer might be that you're holding yourself back, through one or more of these eight career-killing behaviors. Read More »
Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his seven Tour De France Titles. He's going to be banned from participating in pro sports. He is in a firestorm of controversy. Everything he has worked for is being taken away. Yet, instead of fighting back, Lance Armstrong is walking away. Is this wise? As a career coach,... Read More »
By Beverly Flaxington
Do you feel like you should be further along in your career? Have you received performance reviews and felt disappointed that you didn't rate better? Are you stuck or frustrated in your job?
You could be engaging in what a recent survey calls "career-limiting habits." The study found... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in... Read More »
By Miriam Salpeter
Most people are too busy working to stop and think about how to invest in their careers. You may be thinking, "I'm doing my job, isn't that enough?" However, if you want to make sure you stay on the right career track, it takes more than just getting the day-to-day work done to be... Read More »
American workers are increasingly miserable on the job. No wonder: Those who survived mass layoffs during the recent recession often were rewarded with more work for the same or less pay.
A survey released last fall found that nearly a third (32 percent) of U.S. workers considered quitting their jobs, up 9... Read More »
By Jon Gordon
Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative effects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance,... Read More »
By Joseph Walker
Anyone who has ever been passed over for a promotion or failed to negotiate the pay raise they thought they deserved knows what it feels like to be down in the dumps. For the long-term unemployed -- about 5.3 million Americans -- feelings of anxiety are even more acute.
Deepak Chopra, the... Read More »
By Eric Lunsford
You did everything you were supposed to to get on the right career path.
When you were in high school, you looked toward college to find a career. "Someday you're going to be a doctor, lawyer or even a business owner," said your overbearing-but-well-meaning parents. Read More »
A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Read More »
In the dystopian book-turned-sure-to-be-blockbuster-movie, "The Hunger Games," 24 children are placed in a remote wilderness and forced to kill each other until only one remains, while millions watch on live TV. It's a game of strength, skill, endurance, courage, emotional manipulation and copious amounts of... Read More »
By Andrea Murad
With St. Patrick's Day just behind us, many job seekers are hoping the luck of the Irish will have rubbed off on their careers. However, career professionals say unemployed workers can stop searching for four-leaf clovers and planting money trees and create their own luck. After all, luck is... Read More »
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By Adam Stone
After a successful run as an entrepreneur, Sparrow Rogers of St. Michael's, Md. decided it was time for a change.
"I did a lot of reflecting on the entrepreneurial cycle, with all its very high risks and lots of pressure," said Rogers, 35. "I... Read More »
By Damian Ghigliotty, FINS.com
Not many of us are 6-foot-3 Harvard graduates who can play at the level of professional basketball. That hasn't kept career coaches, along with t-shirt, sneaker and other tchotchke-makers, from cashing in on the Jeremy Lin phenomenon at the New York Knicks. Read More »