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What will you make of Your Career in the New Year?

Career Goals are the Ultimate Target How do you feel about the end of this year?  Perhaps you’re glad to have achieved your goals or simply made progress toward achieving your goals.  Hopefully you are excited or at least optimistic about the upcoming New Year.  Being an optimistic person (generally), I look forward to the…

Why did you continue your education?

Tuesday Tips on Careers   I’ve re-read many of Nelson Mandela’s quotes over the past several days.  One in particular, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” resonates with me.  I apply this quote to my circumstances and believe that education is an enabler of change.  Do you? …

Managing Your Career or Job Search requires New Techniques

Times have Changed.  Have You?   During the past few years the job market has changed leaving us no choice but to change how we manage our careers and employment transitions if we are to survive and thrive in these new times. For the majority of jobs it’s no longer realistic to believe that anyone…

How robust is your network?

Who knows you and what you’re capable of? Networking should be a natural part of what you do as a professional, although it isn’t natural for many.  Networking is important before and during job searches.  Do you have a network of professionals who know you for your ability to use your skills in a variety…

Want to Advance Your Career? Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Doing what you’ve always done and expecting different results?  One of my favorite quotes is “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” by Tony Robbins.  I’ve been fortunate to have experienced a variety of circumstances that have forced me to frequently adapt to change, seldom appreciating the ‘comfort of…

Professional Development for the Life of Your Career

Tuesday Tips on Careers: Are You Owning Your Professional Development? First I’d like to thank Steve for the invitation to join him for Tuesday Tips on Careers, I appreciate the opportunity to engage with this great group.  I’m a proponent of proactive professional development and believe that we should BE SIMPLYREADY for the life of…

Q & A with Ron Thomas, a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer

I am very pleased to have recently had the privilege of interviewing Ron Thomas, a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  We asked him to share his insight and recommendations for human resource practitioners. Q:  Would you speak to your experience as a professional and describe how you stay…

Surely you’re not searching for a Job without a Networking Plan

Planning to Network: A Foundation for Success Given that jobs are in ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ markets it’s best to ensure you know how to access both if you are searching for a new career begin with a networking plan.  The visible job market can be found online, in newspapers, job boards, company websites, advertisements, etc.…

The Problem with Your Job Search and How To (Potentially) Solve It

Your Job Search Job searches can take more time than we prefer or can afford at times.  Finding a new job can seem to take an eternity if you’ve lost your job and need to be employed now.  Depending upon the conditions in which you became unemployed, you may have received a severance package or…

The Job Search: What I Learned

Perspectives from Dick McCracken Allow me to briefly introduce myself.  I am recently retired from the nationally ranked Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington, where I was charged with supporting the job search of top-tier, rising MBAs who had quit good jobs to recharge/advance their careers through challenging graduate education.  Before that I had 30…