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Why Your Personal Brand is Critical to Advancing Your Career

brand career Jan 09, 2019

In today's competitive market it would be negligent, and irresponsible, not to develop a strong personal brand. A strong personal brand should be a key component of your career management plan.

In the past your personal brand could be defined by your logo and business cards. Today, in the age of information technology, your personal brand includes so much more.

Your personal brand is the cumulation of your identity, messaging, values, interests and image. It usually includes information...

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The Checklist: 9 Ways to Ensure Your Cover Letter Gets Noticed

career Jan 03, 2019

In the job search process, most people put their emphasis on creating a stellar resume. Although it's an important part of the process, and a big part of your personal brand, you don't want to put all your eggs in that one basket.

While there has been some debate about whether or not prospective employers actually bother to read cover letters, no one disputes the fact that you need one.

Since your cover letter will often be a recruiters or prospective employers first impression...

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Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur at 50?

business career Jan 01, 2019

Entrepreneurs aren’t limited by age. You can start a successful business at any stage of your life.

However, becoming an entrepreneur at 50 has its own unique challenges.

I know from personal experience.

While many midlife entrepreneurs (or "olderpreneurs" as they're referred to in the UK) may have thought about or even dreamed about owning their business, or more accurately becoming their own boss, I believe that many become entrepreneurs out of necessity or frustration, rather than...

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10 Keys to Successfully Changing Your Career

career Dec 20, 2018

Have you been fantasizing about changing careers? Whether you're in a great job that makes you miserable or stuck in a job where there's no where out, I want you to know it’s never too late to go after your dreams and start a new career.

Dreaming about a career change is one thing, but to actively engage in the change it another. There's a lot to consider from financials to your mindset. After all, it can be challenging to see yourself as a novice again after rising to the top...

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4 Reasons You Need to Align Your Work with Your Purpose

business career purpose Dec 05, 2018

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Are you stuck in work that's unfulfilling, or at worst soul-sucking? Have you been staring at the Starbuck's Barista thinking, "I should just quit and work here?"

Or are you a "rationalizer." You know, one of those people who tells herself that work is called “work” for a reason. That you should be grateful to have job. You also rationalize the fact that you're good at what you do,...

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Successful Work at Home Tips

business career Nov 19, 2018

Working from home comes with its own set of benefits, distractions, and frustrations that are quite different from those you find in the regular workplace.

Can you really work at home and achieve your career goals? The answer is up to you!

These thoughtful questions and informative tips can guide you toward successfully working at home:

1. Where can you devote space in your home to your work? Although it doesn't have to be a whole room, you'll need a desk and a couple of drawers designated...

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Do What You Love...How to Discover Your Life's Work

career Nov 16, 2018

When we send our kids off to college at 17 and 18-years old we're in effect asking them to determine the course of their lives in a year or two. We're asking them to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Without much life experience and little to no work experience, how can we expect them to know? 

Maybe it's time we rethink that process and remove the pressure of choosing a major and return to a liberal education. After all, less than 27% of people are actually working in...

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Shifting Gears: 3 Steps to Figuring Out Your Next Career Move

career Nov 15, 2018

Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.

Follow these three steps to put you on the road to a career that fulfills you.

Step 1: Talk to Yourself Like an Interviewer

Ask yourself some of the same...

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10 Essential Skills to Acing Your Job Interview

career Nov 11, 2018

Looking for a job doesn’t appeal to many people, but it’s a common part of adulthood. At some point, you’re either going to be let go from a job or dislike a job enough that you’ll do anything to make a career change.

A job interview is always required for anything substantial. Most of us can benefit by working on our interview skills. It’s not something many of us do well without considerable practice.

Master the interview process and get the job with these...

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Fast Track Your Career with Personal Branding

brand career Nov 05, 2018

In today's world, it's important to take your personal brand seriously if you want others to take you seriously. Try out these tips for understanding the importance of personal branding, defining your own personal brand, and marketing your brand for greater career success.

Understanding the Importance of Personal Branding

Your personal brand helps you to:

1. Prosper as a free agent. Your personal brand is your reputation. It's the way others see you. If you're like most people, you may be...

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