EVERYTHING You Need to Know to Land the Job

Are you looking to get your job search on track? Need to update your resume, learn how to interview confidently, figure out how to have the dreaded salary negotiation conversation? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to a trusted colleague and friend who has just the job search course you need […]

Career Coaching Success Stories

I love reading success stories of any type, so I thought it would be fun to research some career coaching success stories to share with my readers. I am not affiliated with any of these career coaches and they don’t know I am writing about them. These are success stories sent to me by happy […]

What Introverts Need to Be Happy at Work

If you have ever noticed that after spending time around people, you need time alone to recharge, you might be an Introvert. Introverts get energy and motivation from within (“Intro” in Latin means “inwardly”), unlike Extraverts who get their energy and motivation from other people (“Extra” in Latin means “outside”). . (If you want a […]

Seven Nonfiction Books That Changed Lives

I asked readers, “What book changed your life?” Here are seven of their responses: . “The book that changed my life (and business) was The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D. The book uses the story of a young man who hears about a manager with an excellent reputation for […]

How to Quickly Land a New Job

There are two types of job seekers: (1) Those who are willing to take a leisurely path because there is no urgency to their job search, and (2) Those who need to know how to quickly land a new job because they are running out of money or patience with a bad job situation. If […]

Book Review: “The Start-Up of You”

The American labor market is changing. Work is often difficult to find and even when job seekers land jobs, those jobs may end after a period of months or years rather than decades as in the past. The old model of “job-hopping is bad” is less true and the need to have well-developed job search […]

Use Detective Skills to Evaluate a Job Offer

When companies recruit you, they often stretch the truth or outright lie. To find out the truth, you have to use detective skills to evaluate a job offer. Here are some strategies to use: * Sign up for accounts at CareerBliss, Glassdoor, and Indeed. While it is true that unhappy people tend to write more […]

Five Fiction Books That Changed Lives

Most people understand that books can be transformative, but it isn’t just self-help and “how to” books that make a difference. Fiction books can also be life-changing through the power of a compelling story. I asked people to share with me which fiction books changed their lives. Here are five of their responses: .“There are […]

Should You Have a Plan B?

When you are setting goals related to your career or business, should you have a Plan B? There are successful people who argue that you absolutely should not. Actor Will Smith says, “There is no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.” (1) Sunny Nunan, founder of Core24, a business […]

Great Bosses Do Exist!

If you have had several terrible bosses in a row, you might despair of ever working for a great one. Be reassured, though, that great bosses do exist! I searched for people willing to describe what made their great bosses so excellent. Here are their stories. “My best boss was Craig Duran, Cheese Specialist, HEB. […]