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Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Jan. 29 | As an HR business partner, I have noticed how many employees were opting to gradually move toward retirement rather than immediate retirement. Over the years, I have seen many of my peers experience uncertainty when closing this chapter. Gradually...

Twelve questions to take into 2014

Twelve questions to take into 2014

Jan. 2 |  What’s so good about you?   Recently, I searched through my library for tips on creating the perfect “elevator speech.” An elevator speech is a brief delivery of memorable facts about yourself. Typically, the elevator speech is given...

Strategies for developing leaders of color in the workplace

Strategies for developing leaders of color in the workplace

Nov. 6 | Recently, I participated in a discussion on how to develop leaders of color in today’s workplace environment. While times have certainly changed, there are some strategies and tips that have been time-tested, and each yields opportunities for professional...

Create your dream job

Create your dream job

May. 22 | Second of a three-part series   “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” — Arnold Toynbee   As noted in Toynbee’s quote, finding the juncture where work becomes as enjoyable as play is the ultimate goal...

Communicating your personal brand — Identifying your brand statement

Communicating your personal brand — Identifying your brand statement

Feb. 27 | As you campaign to obtain your target job or launch a business, your personal brand statement should be communicated. According to Career Distinction: Standing out by Building Your Brand by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson, your brand statement should...

The power of informational interviews

The power of informational interviews

Jan. 23 |   As a career changer, I can say that I owe much of my career transition success to informational interviewing. An informational interview is a meeting in which a job seeker asks for career and industry advice rather than employment. The job...

Encore careers: They’re not just for seniors anymore

Encore careers: They’re not just for seniors anymore

Dec. 26 | Upon entering my 40th year, I decided that I needed a mid-life career change. I knew that it would be something drastically different from the course that I had embarked on in 1988 as a bright-eyed, newly graduated genetics student. My growing concern...

The growing contingent workforce: Contract work can present new opportunities

The growing contingent workforce: Contract work can present new opportunities

Nov. 28 | With 35 percent of U.S. companies relying on smaller staffs since the recession, the landscape of the labor market is changing substantially and more employers are beginning to emphasize the contingent, flexible workforce. A recent survey from CareerBuilder...

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Oct. 31 |                   If you are thinking of starting a new career, you may be wondering where to begin. Often, when we decide to transition or take a leap into a new adventure, we are faced with the issue...

Your authentic vocation: finding career success and satisfaction

Your authentic vocation: finding career success and satisfaction

Sep. 19 |               If you ask six people the meaning of career success, you will probably get six different answers. One dictionary defines success as “the satisfactory accomplishment of a goal sought for.” To be...
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