Posts tagged "careers"

Career Reinvention Tips - 25 Action Items That Really Work

  For those of us in the midst of a life or career reinvention, trail tips are always welcome.  Learning from other’s experiences helps make our changes a little easier.  Knowing that other professionals have survived career and life reinventions provides us with hope that we can move through major changes and be successful.  Here... Read more »

Boomers - Don't Be Left Behind

  Baby boomers have always had one thing going for us.  We have always had a sense of purpose.  President John F. Kennedy challenged us with the phrase “ask not what your country can do for you…. ask what you can do for your country.”   We took that challenge on with enthusiasm.  Boomers are used... Read more »

Five Ways to Start Your Career Reinvention

Take a deep breath.  Career reinventions are usually thrust on us.  We normally don’t wake up one day and say “Hey, I think I’ll turn my life upside down and change.”  Unfortunately loss triggers a career transition…company downsizing, mergers or acquisition with new management.  Most of us want to hide in our cubes and hope... Read more »

Little ity bity, teeny, tiny reinvention tips

The reinvention process involves change.  I’ve learned that if I start with huge impossible changes, I won’t follow through…..I’ll be disappointed and crabby.  In an effort to keep you from becoming crabby, I’m recommending small, minute changes that will help you get used to change.  Then when the day comes that you get fired or... Read more »

Why we spend more on our pets than we do on our careers.

Just about everyone I know has a pet.  We have a dog.  Casey’s a mutt we got at the human society ten years ago.   She’s a shepherd / akita mix so I refer to her as a “shepkita”.  At last count Casey had at least ten toys that she carries around the basement.  I’d estimate... Read more »

How to Find "Hard to Find" Employees

I recently met with the CEO of a small trucking company who was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find applicants to fill driver vacancies he needed to fill. The week before, I met with the owner of a small tech company who can’t find programmers who are willing to stay more than six months... Read more »

4 Things I Wish I'd Said

1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised... Read more »

Why It's So Hard to Change

Last night a good friend called me and started complaining about his job. He’s worked there for 3 years and hates everything about it….his boss, his co-workers, his customers, his cube… goes on and on. I usually let him rant for a few minutes so he can vent. But last night was different….”why don’t you... Read more »

Six trends in the world of careers today….as I see it….Jan Marino’s Trending

Short gigs will become the norm….companies (particularly tech companies) will hire contractors for short-term projects. You can demand top dollar and get it. Start branding yourself on Linkedin now and build business relationships with contract search firms. Retiring at the age of 65 is a concept of the past. People will be working well into... Read more »

22 More Personal Branding Tips

22 More Personal Branding Tips 1. Learn to tell great stories-people remember great storytellers 2. Before you completely lose your temper, take three deep breathes. 3. Laugh more often 4. Challenge your brain – read, read, read 5. Be grateful for your talents 6. “Make a dent in the universe”….Steve Jobs 7. Allow yourself quiet... Read more »