Career Envy: Embrace It!

As one of the seven deadly sins, envy has a bad rap. Envy makes us feel bad so we usually try to squelch it. But what if instead of trying to stamp out feelings of envy, you used envy as a terrific source of information? If noticing someone else’s career success feels like a punch […]

The Role of the Unconscious in Career Development

Today’s interview is with Dr. Lynn Friedman, a psychologist / psychoanalyst who is an expert on the role of the unconscious in career development. I talked with Dr. Friedman about how people can know when the unconscious is affecting their career and workplace behavior, and what they can do about it. Dr. Friedman, what are ways […]

The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life

The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life – A Creative and Practical Guide is a wonderful book for all the people in the world who feel frustrated by the expectation that they should pick just ONE career focus. If it sounds much better to you to follow many (and frequently changing) interests, […]

How to Survive Culture Shock When Moving for a New Job

Worldwide, work is more often a source of frustration than one of fulfillment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers. To explore better work situations, many people decide to move to a different place. For people with spouses and children, this means disrupting life not just for the relocating employee or business owner, but for everyone […]

How To Make A Career Change Into Tech

Dear Dr. Civitelli: Can you advise me about how to make a career change into tech? I think I would working in something related to technology but I don’t have any professional experience or education that is very relevant, and I don’t have the money or time to go back to school full-time. I hate […]

Career Change Success Story: Nursing To Career Coaching

Today’s interview is with Dawn Lewis. Dawn worked as a Registered Nurse for eight years before she changed careers to become a Resume Writer and Career Coach. Dawn describes her career change success story from nursing to career coaching below and she shares advice for other nurses who might be interested in exploring a career […]

Career Profile: Recruiter

Recruiting is a terrific career for people who want to help organizations connect with the talent they seek. This career profile interview is with recruiter extraordinaire, Kristen Fife. Hello, Kristen! Please give us a brief summary of your recruiting experience. I have been a recruiter in the Seattle area for over a decade. My experience has included […]

Career Change Success: From Hospitality To Nonprofit

If you are considering a career change, one of the smartest things you can do is study the actions taken by people who are career change success stories. Recently I interviewed Leah Krieger, Executive Director of the Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal in Seattle. Krieger made a career change from hospitality into nonprofit […]

Oil and Gas Jobs Advice By An Energy Industry Recruiter

In Houston, a lot of people express the wish to break into the energy industry but without industry connections or experience, this is no easy feat. To get oil and gas jobs advice from someone who knows the energy industry very well, I interviewed Dan Clark. Dan is the Managing Partner at EnergyHeadhunter, a firm […]

How To Overcome Age Discrimination

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I’m 58, soon to be 59. I have spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and I have published six books. I want to get back into the workforce but I’m either overqualified or my qualifications aren’t current enough. I can’t even get a job at the local grocery store because […]