Strengths Assessment: 10 Ways To Know What You Are Good At Doing

I receive a large number of emails from readers asking about strengths assessment, usually via a question that looks something like this: “Dr. Civitelli, I need to make some career decisions, and so I am trying to figure out my strengths and/or skills. How can I figure out what I’m good at doing?” Here are […]

Book Review: “Get A Life, Not A Job”

Recently I read Dr. Paula Caligiuri’s “Get A Life, Not A Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You.” Dr. Caligiuri is a work psychologist, CNN career expert, professor in human resource management at Rutgers University, and career counselor. Here are my favorite parts about this book: Dr. Caligiuri provides evidence […]

Book Review: “Reclaiming The Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout”

Dr. Steven Berglas’ “Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout” is the type of book that is so useful, I wish I had read it years before I actually did. Dr. Berglas is a clinical psychologist who currently teaches at UCLA and is an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He is a […]

Burnout Recovery: Stories of Hope

In the past few years, organizations have reduced staff and increased performance expectations for the remaining employees. Many people seem over-worked, underappreciated, exhausted, and burned out. Given the current work climate, I wondered to a colleague if burnout recovery is truly possible, and she expressed doubt. I decided to find and interview people who have […]

Survey Finds Meaningful Work #1 Reason To Change Jobs

Recently I ran a survey on VocationVillage.com asking visitors their #1 reason to accept a new job. After 128 votes, here are the responses: . Are you surprised? I thought “Flexible work schedule” and “Great boss” would receive more votes than they did. If you are a hiring manager and you are hoping to attract […]