Archive | June, 2010

Got the Entrepreneurial Itch?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  While the job market today isn’t “robust” by any stretch of the imagination, it’s still far perkier that what we all experienced in 2009 — and hopefully we’ll see the fog lift one of these days, consumers and employers will loosen up their purse strings, and […]

Continue reading

Book Review: The Element (Sir Ken Robinson)

What can I say?  Sir Ken is my idol.  Not sure if you’ve heard of him previously, but he’s a leading expert on educational reform who writes, speaks, and travels the world trying to convince countries to abandon the focus on “standardized testing” and return to (or create) an educational system that allows students to […]

Continue reading

The Four-Letter-Word That Plagues Job Hunters

One of the things I miss most about Alaska, where I grew up, is the incredible fishing.  In fact, one of the stories I remember most vividly from my youth was a time when my dad and I were out on the boat, in a place called Auke Bay, and got a huge strike (fish […]

Continue reading

LinkedIn Tip: Ask Questions By Proxy

While the most powerful feature of LinkedIn is — and will continue to be — the ability of a person to search and make connections with millions of potential contacts from their extended network, the part of the site that I think comes in second, in terms of usefulness, is the Answers page. Have you […]

Continue reading

Bummed Out? Don’t Read This Post…

Well shucks.  I was waiting to post this collection of articles on a bright sunny day in Seattle when the Mariners had won a big game and the stock market was up, but I’ve abandoned hope that these events are going to coincide together any time soon, so I’m just going to go ahead and […]

Continue reading

The For-Profit to Non-Profit Career Switch

Would it surprise you to learn that a LOT of the folks I’m working with today (and I suspect the same is true of other career coaches) are expressing strong interest in the possibility of making a career switch from the for-profit to the non-profit sector? Predictably, when things get tough in corporate world, a […]

Continue reading

Top 10 Job Search Success Tips from a CH Alum

It’s always a great day when a client of mine lands a new job — and it’s an even better day when a “graduate” of my firm steps up, thinks reciprocally, and offers to share a few words of wisdom with their fellow professionals who are still out there, in transition! On this note, I’m […]

Continue reading

Unemployed Folks Need Not Apply

Have you heard about this yet?  Apparently, it’s become national news that a recruiting firm in Orlando, Florida recently published a job advertisement that included the phrase “NO UNEMPLOYED CANDIDATES” in big bold type.   You’ll find the article here if you want to see the full story.  The company in question, called The People Place, […]

Continue reading

BQ Follow-Up: A 30-Year-Old Responds

Remember my “burning question” from last week?  Asking people “who should be teaching who” in today’s job market, in terms of the different age groups and their views of the workforce? Well, as it turns out, one of my clients in the Baby Boom generation had the courage to forward this article along to his […]

Continue reading