Where to Meet People in the Austin Tech Scene

If you work in Austin tech or wish you did, it is a smart career strategy to leave the office sometimes and meet people in the Austin tech scene. Here are some of the Austin tech events and organizations to explore: Austin Digital Jobs – A group with 40,000 members dedicated to retaining talent in […]

Day Jobs for Writers: Communications and Editing

For this series about day jobs for writers, I interviewed Stel Pavlou. Stel is the author of the Daniel Coldstar series of books, described by Harper Collins as “gritty and fun science fiction fantasy.” What type of books do you write? I write middle-grade science fiction now, though I have written adult techno-thrillers in the […]

Day Jobs for Writers: Customer Service and Fraud Risk Analysis

Part 2 in this series: Day Jobs for Writers: Communications and Editing  

How to Make Money as an Online Tutor

Today’s interview is with Joanne Kaminski, an expert about how to make money as an online tutor. Online tutoring is a great work-from-home business to launch and run because the startup cost is low and the demand for services is high. I asked Joanne the questions that I think most aspiring online tutors would most […]

How to Delegate

Learning how to delegate effectively is one of the first tasks for any new manager. While delegation is an important leadership skill, the psychology of delegation is challenging for many people. Here are some of the most common reasons for delegation failures and suggested solutions. You prefer the individual contributor role. When a new manager […]

10 Lessons About Creativity From a Neuroscientist and a Composer

Recently I read The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World. Here are 10 lessons about creativity from the authors, a neuroscientist (David Eagleman) and a composer (Anthony Brandt): 1. Of all the species, humans are unique in their inventiveness and drive for novelty. While we do have some preferences for the predictable and […]

What Does Science Say About New Year’s Resolutions?

I almost didn’t write this blog post because it is such a cliché for psychologists to write about New Year’s resolutions. However, my curiosity won out because I wanted to know what science says about New Year’s resolutions because there are so many articles claiming to offer good advice but providing no credible sources for […]

Anti-Ageism Job Search Success Stories

Ageism is one of the most frustrating challenges for job seekers age 50+ (or younger in many industries) so I started collecting anti-ageism success stories so that job seekers could study real-life examples of people who launched or continued careers when they were older. The employers are all named to give credit but the job […]

Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Tech Job Search Success Story

Today’s interview is with job search success story Jeff Shaevel. I met Jeff in Austin Digital Jobs. He shared his story as a 58-year-old job seeker and he impressed me so much, I wanted to know all the details. He graciously agreed to share his philosophy and advice about how to navigate a successful job […]

Should You Move for a Job?

A common career decision is whether to move for a job opportunity or to stay in a place where you already have strong ties to family and friends. There isn’t one right answer, of course, as people have different values and priorities, so I interviewed people who made different decisions to hear their perspectives for […]