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Tired of Applying for Jobs Online? Stop, and Get a Job

This excellent article provides the rationale for the advice I give to clients in job transition all of the time: put 90% of your energy into creating value through relationships, and 10% or less of your energy into online job applications. Everything in us tells us to keep populating online applications, and maybe we’ll just […]

Ages 55-70 and Can't Find a Job? 5 Things You Should Be Doing Now

The 56 year old former publishing executive sat across from the table from me at Starbucks greatly troubled because he was laid off from a prestigious New York City magazine publishing company two months prior, and he still was unemployed despite an aggressive search for new work. John had worked for his former company over […]

The Career Paths of the 21st Century: What Your Daddy Can't Tell You, and Hollywood Can

Career advisor, college professor, and my former student Chaz Austin is my guest blogger today as he writes about the new face of career and work in the 21st century. The following is excerpted from Dr. Austin’s book On Working, to be published later this year. Since the demise of the Hollywood studio system in the late […]

The Ten Questions That Will Change Your Life and Career

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman When I coach executives or others who are making career or life transitions, here are the ten questions that help my clients make […]