Retirement: How to Get Off The Work Merry-Go-Round

Retirement – it seems like a million years from now, but for many baby boomers, it is now suddenly looming in the rear-view mirror closer than ever. Consider the following example: Last week, I was providing résumé reviews at an industry conference, and a woman sat down in my booth. She sighed heavily, and said… Read more »

Change: The Only Thing That Is Constant

Change happens. It’s sometimes very scary to have things change. We are creatures of habit and routine, and when things are disrupted, the uncertainty can be almost paralyzing. But it can be completely freeing, too. When you throw off the conventional chains of daily living, things get shaken up.  The old rules don’t apply. We… Read more »

Creative Resumes – How Far Do They REALLY Go?

Creative resumes, when you first see them, are amazing creatures to behold. Sleek lines. Dazzling graphics. Amazing charts. Eye-catching colors. Creative layouts. But that’s what they are. Eye candy for human resource / hiring managers or recruiters who are so tired of boring old formats that their eyeballs are about ready to fall out of… Read more »

Hidden Mistake Job Seekers Make That’s a Deal Killer

One hidden mistake. That’s all it takes. And most people don’t even know that they are doing it. What I am talking about is a hidden mistake that can seep down into your psyche and truly wreak havoc. Well, what is this mysterious, dark secret? It’s when you ask a good friend, spouse/partner, or friend… Read more »