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 […]

Book Review: Women Entrepreneur Revolution

When a publicist asked me if I wanted to review Women Entrepreneur Revolution: Ready! Set! Launch! by Jenn Aubert, my immediate response was, “Definitely!” If there is one thing I am enthusiastic about, it is entrepreneurship whether for women or men. I’m a fan of entrepreneurship even for salaried employees because I like to see people […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Success Stories

To many people, LinkedIn seems like a chaotic, confusing mess. It can feel like there are too many strangers trying to connect with you, too many people trying to sell you something, and too much content that isn’t relevant to you. Or, it can feel like the worst parts of high school where the popular […]

Book Review: What Business Should I Start?

If you want to start a business but you aren’t sure what business to start, What Business Should I Start?: 7 Steps To Discovering The Ideal Business For You is one of the few books to offer a step-by-step process to evaluate and choose a business to launch. In the 7 step process for decision-making, […]

Startup Coach Career Profile: Devesh Dwivedi

A startup coach can help you make your entrepreneurial launch happen faster and with more success. VocationVillage.com interviewed Devesh Dwivedi, Chief Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Consultant, and Author of Breaking The 9 To 5 Jail. Hello, Devesh Dwivedi. Please tell us more about what you do. I’m an entrepreneur and I wear many hats – a […]

LinkedIn Success Story: Paul Johnson

Eight months ago, Paul Johnson had never used LinkedIn but he had heard that doing so might be beneficial to his marketing consulting business, Missing Piece Marketing. Johnson created an account and began experimenting. First Johnson joined 20 LinkedIn groups associated with marketing and the small business community. To increase his level of involvement and […]

What To Do If You Hate Your Job

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I am a middle-aged accounting professional who was just laid off from my Fortune 100 job. I don’t miss my job because I hated it, but now I have to decide what to do. The main benefit of my lucrative job was that it helped me pay for art school. My true […]