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Reaching out to Mentors

Published on September 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Reaching out to successful people you admire and respect is a wise career strategy. Take an inventory of the professionals you admire. Be brave and reach out to them. Established professionals are busy but the best of them make time time mentor promising professionals. I am always flattered when young professionals and even my peers reach out to me for ... View Article »


Best Applicants Don’t Always Get Offers

Published on September 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Why the Best Qualified Applicants Don’t Always Get Job Offers Ever have a hunch that you were the probably the most qualified candidate for a position opening, yet you didn’t get the job offer or promotion? It’s not always the person with the best credentials who gets the job offer. Many factors weigh in the decision making process: credentials, experience, ... View Article »


Do you know your Positivity Ratio?

Published on June 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

3:1 is a healthy positivity ratio. That’s 3 positive emotions to every 1 negative emotion. But don’t stop there. 3:1 merely meets the “Meh”or “I’m OK” or “Fine” standard.  Positivity ratios can soar as high as 11:1 before they start to appear manic and delusional. In the workplace, a ratio of 6:1 is ideal.  This ratio of positivity to negativity ... View Article »


Research findings about employees who exercise

Published on June 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The healing power of exercise… This is a photo of me and my friend Pam. Pam and I have been walking buddies for over 5 years. The best thing about Pam is that she is super reliable. I am not. Pam shows-up. That makes me want to show up. Understand, showing up for Pam doesn’t make me want to exercise. ... View Article »


Marry your decisions

Published on June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Marry decisions, don’t date them. First, do your homework, conduct a thorough cost analysis or simply list the pro and cons. Then discuss your decision with someone trustworthy and objective. Then commit.  A good marriage requires commitment. When we “marry” our decisions, we commit to the process. We move forward with our vision for the future.  Happily married people do ... View Article »


How to get your resume out of the cyberspace hole known as "Resume Purgatory"

Published on June 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You’ve gone to the painstaking, detail-oriented, labor-intensive task of completing an electronic profile on an Internet job board or corporate website and you after many tries, you’ve finally successfully downloaded your resume. Whew! You sit back and wait  to hear from employers. A week, two weeks, and still no replies.  Nada! Yes, completing an on-line profile is a critical step ... View Article »