Category: Mindset

The Elephant in the Room

What’s “old”? Some insights (and tips) on DEFLECTING age bias A vital, intelligent middle-aged woman with much to offer recently told me: “A friend who works in HR said I should plan on this being my last job.” Ouch.  I’ve also heard this: “I’d like to look for a new...

“I hate talking about myself!”

Some non-cringey tips for easing into the spotlight. Little kids announce their accomplishments so easily and charmingly (maybe because they’re so dang cute). They’re matter-of-fact and completely unselfconscious. Most grownups, on the other hand, shun the spotlight . “Oh, it wasn’t just ME, it was a team effort.” “Interviews...

Ask a Better Question

When it’s time to change workplaces, the question most people ask is, “Where do I find my new job?” We gravitate to Careers pages on company websites, search LinkedIn, or head to the job boards. It’s pretty easy to search for a title, spend a few minutes applying  /...

When Your Job Quits You

3 Insights to Help You Maintain Balance You’ve been let go: your company eliminated your position, your performance wasn’t up to par, layoffs happened. Most of us prefer being the one to decide to leave, but sometimes it happens: we get dumped. It’s impossible to control the exact timing...

Wait…Job-Hunting is Like DATING?

How to deal with stuck (because sometimes it feels like it’ll last forever) Have you ever been doing everything right in a job search and then suddenly and for no apparent reason things came to a screeching halt? You got your resume & LinkedIn profile all spiffed up, discreetly...

Hope is Not a (Job Hunting) Strategy

The old ‘post-and-pray’ model (where Talent Acquisition publishes a job on the company ‘Careers’ page and HOPES that the right candidate applies) doesn’t work well. We still post, of course, but we’re also reaching out to candidates and actively recruiting them. ‘Apply-and-pray’, the job seeker’s equivalent to ‘post-and-pray’, doesn’t...

Networking for the Rest of Us

5 Non-Cringe-y Ways to Get Yourself Out There You’re ready: you’ve got your professional brand tightened up.  Your resume is fine-tuned and your LinkedIn profile represents you well. You’re ready to take the next step in your search: putting the word out. One of the most cringe-y activities I...

For the happy-hour averse

start right where you are :: INTERNAL NETWORKING   A few weeks ago, while prepping for a Genesys Works training session, I was pondering the program: these interns have a stunning opportunity to start building their professional networks while they’re still in high school. They learn new skills, showcase...

Is Your Job ‘The One’?

(4 ways to find peace if it isn’t) In every crowd, there’s at least one person who figured out what they wanted to be in middle school and never looked back. But what if you didn’t (or don’t) have a strong vision for your career? Maybe you fell into...

Kryptonite Thinking

Maybe you just need to change your mind There are times when life flows: appointments synch up, green lights beckon, bank accounts balance perfectly, and interactions with people of all kinds are a delight. And then BAM! the rose-colored glasses fall away. What was flowing smoothly becomes an oozy quagmire....