Fall is here and we start to turn our thoughts to the holidays. There’s so much to do and think about that any work-related decisions often get pushed off until NEXT year. The reason(excuse) we give ourselves is that no one will make any major changes until the new year or until the next fiscal year begins. Well, in fact, that last thought is one that may not be entirely true.Read More
Know thyself may be the best and most underrated advice the world has ever received. According to Socrates, knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom. Knowing oneself is essential to career and life satisfaction. Knowing myself has been a crucial ingredient in my life and career satisfaction.Read More
After having reached another milestone in her career, guest blogger, Katie Pecis shares two tips in her post that she has found helpful in successfully navigating and embracing change, both personally and professionally.Read More
As Tom Drouin approached retirement he began to consider “A Different Kind of Work”. Read Tom’s article to find out how he’s managed to integrate the use of his professional skills and pursuits of personal enjoyment into one fulfilling retirement.Read More
This is the sixth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA).
Step 5. Be a life-long learner by engaging in professional development opportunities.
Late 2014 I contemplated leaving my comfortable corporate job as Treasury Analyst to pursue something different! I didn’t know what that would be – only that I needed a change. Coming from a Bulgarian background, career counseling was not something I understood and accepted. Despite my skepticism, I ended up working with a career counselor over a…Read More
This is the fifth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA)
Step4. Network in person and via social media throughout your career.
This is the fourth in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA) Five Steps of Proactive Career Development. The “FOCUS” of today’s post is on …
Step 3: Develop and sustain a clear focus or mission for your life’s work and re-evaluate regularly.
What do you do when your whole life you have told you are a shoe, you are a shoe, you are a shoe but you don’t want to be a shoe? Maybe you want to be a hat? These immortal words brought about by Rachel Green in Friends are as applicable to a career as…Read More