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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 […]

Ray Bradbury: On Following Your Heart, Doing What You Love, and Tuning Out The Naysayers

Ray Bradbury, the beloved writer who gave science fiction its soul, died last week. In 1990, John Ezard of the UK’s Guardian interviewed Bradbury and asked him how he discovered his vocation as a writer. Bradbury told this story, explaining how he learned to follow his bliss and to tune out those voices that urged […]

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 […]