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Two Great Workshops: StrengthsFinder & Retirepreneurship

Right off the bat, let me clarify that these workshops 1) aren’t ones I’m leading myself or 2) stand to benefit from in any fashion monetarily.  And yet, having known both of the individuals leading these classes for many years, and having been greatly impressed by the quality of facilitation they bring to the table, […]

StrengthsFinder: The T+S+K Formula

They say good things always come in threes, so I can’t resist the urge to post a third entry related to how to apply one’s StrengthsFinder assessment results effectively in a career transition scenario.  As for those of you out there who AREN’T proponents of the “Now, Discover Your Strengths” methodology, please bear with us, […]

StrengthsFinder: Building Credibility

As promised, I’m piggybacking on the post I wrote yesterday in order to shed a little more light on one key aspect of applying your results from the StrengthsFinder instrument — or any other personality profile you might have taken.  I want to provide a little more depth, and specificity, around how to actually build […]

StrengthsFinder: Practical Applications

Can one ever become TOO self-aware?  I mean, to a fault?  It probably wouldn’t be hard to pull off, given the zillions of personality tests and assessment instruments that are available today, ranging from international powerhouses like MBTI (Myers-Briggs) and DiSC to a number of scrappy up-and-comers like the locally-based Core Value Index from Taylor […]

Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Tom Rath)

During a recent safari to Barnes & Noble, on the hunt for a fresh crop of reading material, I was incredibly pleased to discover that one of my all-time favorite books — Now, Discover Your Strengths — had been complemented with a brand-new sequel, appropriately titled StrengthsFinder 2.0. For those unfamiliar with the original StrengthsFinder […]

Burning Question: Would Your Job Search Impress an Outside Observer?

I believe it was Yogi Berra who famously once remarked “Baseball is 90% mental; the other half is physical.” When it comes to the job hunting challenge, I couldn’t have said it better myself.  While there’s certainly a ton of “physical” work involved in the process, such as making calls, doing research, meeting people for […]

Book Review: StandOut (Marcus Buckingham)

As many of you know, I’m not a terribly huge fan of most personality assessments — at least not for “career planning” purposes — since I find that many of them are either 1) extremely out of date, in terms of the career options they suggest or b) ridiculously boxy, in terms of suggesting that […]

Matt’s Top Blog Posts of 2010

Greetings, all!  While I’m technically out of the office this week, through the end of the year, I wanted to wish you all a final “happy holidays” and wrap up a year’s worth of blogging efforts with a post-dated entry summing up what I feel are some of the most important career-related pointers I’ve shared […]

Career Q&A: “How Do I Prove I’m Strategic?”

“As part of my job search, I am running into an issue that surprises me and am unsure how to resolve.  I was knocked out of the running for a position because I was told I was not ‘strategic’ enough.  I don’t know the best way to handle this.  I feel that I am strategic […]