The New Interview Questions: Are You Ready?

Thoughtful interviewers increasingly are asking more questions that ask the candidate to reveal more of themselves and less about the resume or qualifications. They primarily are looking for alignment with the organization’s culture when they ask these. Here are five such questions that asks the candidate to share more of their values and working style: … Continue reading

The Ten Habits of a Successful Freelance Business Owner

For the past 7 years, I have owned my own business and worked as a full-time freelance consultant for Fortune 500 companies. As part of that experience, I have worked with many other freelance consultants as well. I have seen some be very successful. I am not perfect, and I have had a few slow … Continue reading

So You Want To Be a Freelance Entrepreneur? Five Myths to Consider

When I was stuck in a job that I was emotionally over, and I read the book 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. The book details his decision to give up the confines of full-time employment to discover the adventurous life of a self-created freelance career and in exotic locations all over the world. To determine … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

3 Things, Six Seconds: What Recruiters See On Your Resume In Ten Seconds or Less

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 … Continue reading

Looking for a Job in the Digital Age: Resources for Success

The rules of searching for a job have changed in the digital age, and since the Great Recession made the search more difficult, and employers more discerning. If 90 percent of your job search consists of online submission of resumes, you may be barking up a dead tree. Here is a link to several articles I’ve written … Continue reading

Conan O’Brien at Dartmouth: Disappointment Can Be a Catalyst for Reinvention

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 … Continue reading

Looking for a Job? Here Is What You Need to Know

If you are looking for a job for the first time as a college graduate, or if you are in the midst of a job search after unemployment or a life transition, it’s important to know the new rules of finding a job in this economy. If your plan is to sit in your house … Continue reading