• Committing to Change: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Professional Resolutions

Committing to Change: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Professional Resolutions

December 30, 2016

Each new year brings new resolutions. Typically this is the time of the year when people resolve to lose weight, be more responsible financially, quit smoking or find a new job. Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, the odds are not in your favor in achieving those goals. Research indicates that only 8% of people […]

  • Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path

Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path

June 5, 2016

Have you often thought to yourself, “I can do a better job running this company than my boss?” Do you fantasize about setting your own hours, and working by your own rules?  As more and more employees continue to be disengaged at work, one possible career path, which is not often explored, is that of […]

  • Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

June 5, 2016

Where is your career sweet spot? A career sweet spot can be found in the places in our professional life that require the least amount of energy, where you excel and where you find flow. In positive psychology, flow is the mental state in which we are fully immersed in a state of energized focus, […]

  • Tips for Receiving a Promotion

Tips for Receiving a Promotion

January 19, 2016

As the New Year settles in, and performance review time nears, you may be considering the opportunity to advance. However, people are often hesitant to advocate for a promotion, because they are unsure about how to approach the subject, and what to say. The following are some tips about how to ask for and receive […]

  • Working with A Recruitment Agency: Keys to Producing Ideal Outcomes

Working with A Recruitment Agency: Keys to Producing Ideal Outcomes

January 4, 2016

Statistics indicate that only 5% of jobs are obtained through online job postings.  The vast majority of jobs are secured through networking.  While using your own existing network and expanding it are helpful strategies to improve your job search prospects, another approach is to utilize the services of a recruitment agency.   Recruitment agencies, especially for […]

  • Adding Competencies to Your Resume: The Recipe for Success

Adding Competencies to Your Resume: A Recipe for Success

January 4, 2016

The resume is an essential part of your job search toolkit.  It provides a clear snapshot of your skills, qualifications, and background, in a format that is easy for an employer to digest.  Despite the rise of technology in the recruiting industry, the resume still persists as the key way for you to communicate your […]

  • Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach

Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach

January 4, 2016

A review of the movie Steve Jobs made the argument that the Apple founder’s unpleasantness was worth it due to how much his efforts have changed the world. It is a typical premise advanced by those who wish to bolster the legacy of so-called corporate icons. This notion is that the mean-spirited, demeaning attitude of […]

  • Summer Job Search

5 Reasons Your Summer Job Search Is Not Working and How to Fix It

July 20, 2015

Does July have you constantly daydreaming about laying on a beach in the Caribbean? A fantasy jaunt to Asia? Hanging out at that summer share in the Hamptons? Or planning a barbeque for a few friends? Whatever your summer reverie is, it is likely being abruptly interrupted by the reality that you want to leave […]

  • New Teams

Leading a New Team: Tips for Success

May 15, 2015

You have finally gotten the promotion you have long sought. You are excited about the opportunity to raise your profile and make greater impact in your company. However, the initial elation of this promotion quickly gives way to the reality of leading a team for the first time. While your technical skill enabled you to […]

  • Professional Pitch

The Basics of a Professional Pitch

May 15, 2015

A Department of Labor survey indicated that more than 50% of jobs are obtained via networking, while only 5% of jobs are secured through the open job market of online job listings. While I share this fact with many clients, there is still great reluctance and resistance to networking. Part of the challenge and concern […]

  • team conflict

Dissension in the Ranks

May 15, 2015

You can sense it. Your team is fragmented. Maybe you see edginess in meetings. Maybe it’s whispers and looks you notice. Or maybe someone has come directly to you regarding issues. Whatever the signs – you need to deal with it. Most managers and executives don’t want to deal with brewing conflict in their organization, […]

  • Negative Performance Reviews
  • A Defining Performance Review

A Defining Performance Review

March 17, 2015

The end of the first quarter for most organizations is performance review and bonus season. When all goes well, it feels great. You are being seen by your supervisor in the way that you see yourself. You are being noticed for the value that you feel that you are adding to the organization. However, it […]

  • Concrete Career Advancement
  • Career Advancement: Tips for Moving to a New Role

Career Advancement: Tips for Moving to a New Role

September 30, 2014

Has your job search lagged? Would you like to advocate for a promotion & new responsibilities? Are you thinking about a career transition? Do you feel stuck in your career advancement? Here are five tips to regain momentum on your job search, or to recharge your career advancement efforts: Update your resume – even if […]

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  • Jump Start Career Transition

Jump Start Career Transition

May 15, 2014

As spring comes into full bloom, now is the time to re-assess your career advancement or career transition plans.  While recent surveys indicate that U.S. employees are still not fully confident about their job security, it is important to weigh your options, in order to find a best fit job.  You may feel frustrated or […]

  • Career Transitions: Good Planning

Career Transitions: Good Planning

April 15, 2014

17th century author, John Milton, once wrote “Luck is the residue of design.”  This aphorism is certainly applicable to career transitions, including job searches.  Many believe that finding a good career or job is out of their control, and is solely due to chance.  However, this belief is inaccurate, and the reality is that those […]

  • Decision Making
  • Intrapersonal Combat: Decision Making Fear

Intrapersonal Combat: Decision Making Fear

March 11, 2014

Many individuals, who are considering a change of career or job, end up being paralyzed by the fear of making such a big decision. Clients often believe that they will make the wrong decision, and ultimately suffer irreparable consequences. The reality is that it is critical to make well informed and thoughtful career decisions, but […]

  • Advancement

How to Succeed in Business by Strategically Trying!

March 2, 2014

As the first quarter comes to a close, many employees are going through performance reviews, which can be unpleasant and frustrating experience. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association concerning stress in the workplace, 46% of workers are not satisfied with the recognition practices of their employers, and 44% are unhappy about opportunities […]

  • Being Assertive
  • Finding Your Assertive Voice

Finding Your Assertive Voice

February 21, 2014

When getting heard is difficult and you want to make a change, it becomes important to give voice to the part of yourself that has been silenced or quieted. It can be difficult to find your assertive voice. It usually takes some practice for that voice to become authentically yours. While you definitely may want […]

  • Stress Reduction
  • Thriving in the Workplace: Overcoming Stress

Thriving in the Workplace: Overcoming Stress

February 4, 2014

Burnout, stress, and fears about job security have taken over the lives of a good portion of the working populace. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, 36% of employees reported feeling tense or stressed out at work, and almost half (49%) said low pay is impacting their stress level.  Employers recognize […]

  • Mentors are critical to career development
  • Mentorship: A Key to Long-Term Career Success

Mentorship: A Key to Long-Term Career Success

January 31, 2014

Effective mentors can provide you with useful career advice, facilitate job leads, and assist you in expanding your professional network over the long-term course of your career.  For many, however, finding a mentor is easier said than done.  The following are some tips to obtaining and keeping good mentorship. 1) Identify the kind of mentor(s) […]

  • Career Choice
  • Reflections on Successful Career Choice

Reflections on Successful Career Choice

January 21, 2014

Most Americans are taught to simply find a “good” job, with no direction about how to actually accomplish this goal, and what “good” entails.  Thus, most struggle with finding a best fit position which matches one’s values, interests, and skills, which would lead to long term career satisfaction.  After recently attending a career conference in […]

  • Networking

Networking 101

August 10, 2010

Many of my career coaching clients discuss being uncomfortable with networking, either due to their personality, their values, or their lack of knowledge about how to go about the process.  I always strongly encourage my clients to integrate networking into their job search toolbox.  Successful networking for some entails a radical change in how they […]

  • Be an entrepreneur about your career

Being Entrepreneurial About Your Career

March 27, 2010

During a troubled economic period, although many employees are dissatisfied, they tend to remain in their current position, due to job security concerns.  However, history indicates that it is also during challenging financial times that the most innovation and entrepreneurial energy are unleashed.  People who are laid off or downsized feel the freedom to take […]

  • Informational Interviews NYC

Understanding Options: The Informational Interview

February 22, 2010

Oftentimes, people are reluctant to take a leap to a new career without fully understanding the job requirements and duties of the position.  Therefore, one of the best strategies to utilize to gain more knowledge about a position or a career is the informational interview.  The informational interview is an opportunity to speak to an […]

  • Workplace Happiness

Finding Your Workplace Happiness

January 16, 2010

A recent New York Times article indicated that the results of a survey by the Conference Board found that only 45% of people were satisfied with their jobs, as compared to 61% in 1987.  Some suggest that the recession has caused this upsurge, given that fewer job opportunities limit worker mobility.  Therefore, workers feel compelled […]

  • Career Counseling NYC

Career Counseling: Misconceptions & Ultimate Truths

November 18, 2009

A recent article in the New York Times seemed to oversimplify or even invalidate the process of career counseling. When discussing the services of one of the counselors with whom she met, the writer noted “mostly he offers conversation, in packages ranging from four sessions to 26 sessions.” Such a suggestion basically devalues the true […]

Maintaining Motivation in Your Job Search

August 10, 2009

While the recently released jobs report from the Department of Labor suggests that the recession is slowly but surely relenting, many are still searching for adequate employment. The unemployment rate is 9.4%, which does not even factor in the large segment of the population who is also underemployed, working fewer hours than they would prefer. […]

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