Assessing Organizational Culture: Will This Be A Good Place For You To Work?

When you’re looking for a job, it’s important to consider an organization’s culture. You need to assess whether you’ll be a good “cultural fit” for the organization, and whether the organization will be a good fit for you. Cultural fit is an important determinant of your success, engagement and even happiness on the job. So […]

Seattle Career Counselor: Personality Type and Career

I interviewed Seattle career counselor Kate Nelson about personality type and career. Ms. Nelson is an expert in using the personality assessment, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), to assist people with choosing work that is a good fit for their personality. Kate, for readers not familiar with the MBTI, please tell us what the […]

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 […]