How I Educated Myself OUT of the Job Market

I’ve always been a believer that knowledge is power and that it provides opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked.  Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that his knowledge and experience would be a disadvantage in the job market. Let me explain:  I’m one of those professionals who has led a dual-career track.  I’m … Continue reading How I Educated Myself OUT of the Job Market

So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up?  Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally?  Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

5 Tips to a New Job in the New Year

Is finding a new job one of your new year’s resolutions?  If you want to find a new job, just search the online want ads.  But if you want to find the right job, you’ll need to drastically change your job search strategy. The modern job search is a constantly changing flood of “high tech” … Continue reading 5 Tips to a New Job in the New Year

Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

Planning.  It's considered to be the most important tool in order to create success.  It's also a way to ward off "surprises" that could derail us from achieving our goals.  Without planning for the future, where would we be? Perhaps we'd be a lot more mindful, present,...and happier. I must admit that I am a … Continue reading Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

5 Ways to Grow Your Network [VIDEO]

We've all been told to "network" in order to grow our careers -- but how do you FIND people to include in your network?  In this 9-minute video, I share 5 easy ways for you to consistently grow your network -- including the benefits that you will receive from doing so! Remember!  Your "network" is … Continue reading 5 Ways to Grow Your Network [VIDEO]

One thing is sure…we have to do something

One of the biggest regrets is feeling that we "woulda, coulda, shoulda": I woulda taken that promotion...if only I hadn't been afraid. I coulda succeeded at my dream job...if only I had managed my time better. I shoulda changed careers...if only I had known what I wanted. The regret (and guilt) associated with thoughts of … Continue reading One thing is sure…we have to do something

Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management

I can't believe that we're already in the middle of the year!  Looking back over the past six months, it's time to take stock of where we've been -- and where we're going. While such career self-reflection seems to be a natural part of the December holiday season, it should be a part of our on-going routine.  … Continue reading Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management

Finding a Job Can Be Scary: How NOT to Be Afraid [VIDEO]

Job searches can be scary, but I've discovered 10 ways to over come the fears and stay focused and motivated throughout your job campaign.  Learn how in this 7-1/2 minute video. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout … Continue reading Finding a Job Can Be Scary: How NOT to Be Afraid [VIDEO]

10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

Career development programs are necessary if organizations want to build their employees' competencies and commitment. In fact, these programs provide win-win outcomes for the company and its workforce. Employers with active career development programs experience greater loyalty, productivity, and retention as well as decreased turnover.  Because company-sponsored career development activities increase employees' awareness of promotional … Continue reading 10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

Hiring for Competencies [VIDEO]

The world of work is changing rapidly and affecting both employees and the managers who must find the "right fit" in the hiring process.  Many of us feel overworked as we constantly strive to complete projects faster in the name of "efficiency." But this can lead to a major recruitment dilemma:  when you're in a … Continue reading Hiring for Competencies [VIDEO]