Be Happier at Work: Three Things to Do at Your Next Performance Review

Guest post by Sean Conrad Every day I work with organizations who are trying to improve their employee performance management process. And I often hear the same thing: managers and employees don't like doing performance reviews. On the employees' part, it's often because they don't like being judged (who would!); they often complain that they [...]

Rock Your Career After 45!

Here are the seven things you must do to rock your career after age 45. How many of these can you say "Yes" to? I can clearly articulate who I am professionally:  my skills, my value, and how what and who I am right now is a match for what the market wants.  When people [...]

Hey Ladies! What’s Your “Career Mountain?”

  My theory is that every wildly successful woman is standing on a mountain of crap. And by crap I mean disappointments, failures, bad days, missteps, miscues, tears, and days or weeks when you were sure that you were going to be living in your car. It is so easy when we look at someone [...]

Three Giant Mistakes Women Make When Leaving The Workforce

Want to leave the workforce to spend time with Junior, but think you may want to rejoin the paid workforce some day? Here are a few mistakes that I have seen made that will most definitely make  any exit and re-entry harder than it has to be. And who wants that? Thinking in “Career Chunks” [...]

We Are All in Career Transition. Always.

Guest post by JoAnne Funch Whether you are an employee or a self-employed entrepreneur, career transitions happen. As an entrepreneur, I started my first business in 1993 as a manufacturer sales rep company which I started with a partner.  We had years of experience, some great contacts and a boat load of determination to make [...]

Dear Mom and Dad:  Junior Isn’t Ready for His Job Search.  

You are probably aware that every college has a career services office of some type. Some are good, some are mediocre, some are downright useless. Yep. I said it. And when I say it, most people nod their heads vigorously. In the recruiting (marketing!) process you went through when Junior was 18, their college probably [...]

Career Happiness, Retirement- and New “Energy”

guest post by John Stowell, former VP, International Stakeholder Relations- Duke Energy   I read somewhere, sometime ago that you should make yourself get out of bed on your first morning of retirement and watch the sun rise.  It’s a reminder that retirement offers to all of us a chance to begin again – an [...]

Career Happiness & Fox19’s Amy Wagner

  I am curious and I love people.  Therefore, aren’t I lucky to be a journalist?” Maybe this has happened to you before. When I first read former network news anchor Peter Jennings’ words, I wished I had said them myself.  His words so simply summed up what I had always struggled to put into [...]

Career Happiness – and Cake!

Julie's Note: Do you ever marvel  at how career success seems to come so easily for some people? Key word here is "seems", because it isn't easy. I love to share stories of people who have so-called "reinvented themselves" because their stories contain nuggets for all of us to take and use in our careers. [...]