Career Counseling

  • Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

    Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

    Most people view life's goal is to be happy. I believe that's misguided. If the goal is happiness, one could, for example, spend all your time gardening, watching comedies, having sex, etc. Yet if everyone did that, the planet would be far worse: Patients would die, homes wouldn't get built and products... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

    Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

    I'm sorry to say that I've developed a skeptical attitude toward career coaches and interview counselors and, in general, toward the profusion of job search advice I find everywhere on the Internet. A whole industry seems to have sprung up to serve the needs of unemployed people. While I'm sure this is good... Continue Reading

  • Second Career for Military Personnel

    Second Career for Military Personnel

    Jay Drake spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. When he retired, he found it difficult to make the transition to the civilian work world. Drake was hardly noticed as a job candidate by hiring managers, landing only two phone screens and no-face-to face-interviews. "This was surprising to me considering I was bringing... Continue Reading

  • Top 5 Unemployment Gift Don'ts

    Top 5 Unemployment Gift Don'ts

    flickr.com Tis the season, as they say, and I'm sure there's someone unemployed on your list given the nation's 10 percent unemployment rate. You, in fact, may be that very jobless person. If so, please post this list in a prominent place, say on your refrigerator or forehead, for likely gifters to see and... Continue Reading