Does Your Dream Job Exist? Does our dream job really exist? If we have our dream job, does that mean we are following our passions? There are several articles lately, and a personal observation, that makes me think we are chasing something that does not exist for many of us. I was sent an article […]
Do you suffer from “Skills Burn-Out Syndrome” (SBS)? You are probably going hmm … “Skills Burn-Out Syndrome” (SBS). This sounds serious! In one of my more popular posts, I talked about the differences between talents and skills. We acquire skills throughout our careers, usually because they are required for our jobs, by our employers OR […]
I discussed in my last post that my tank was empty and I was completely directionless in what to do next in my career.
I felt pretty helpless, which of course I was not, but I felt that way.
Workplace Stress What are the consequences for workplace stress for most baby boomers? What brings this up is I have been having discussions with a variety of IBMer’s who were laid off, errr … uh … the subject of a Resource Action. Most had twenty-five plus years with IBM. A common theme has been the physical […]
Your Next Career Pivot Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or Millennial, retirement like your parents had is no longer a possibility for most. Just about everyone will have to go through career changes—career pivots—sometime in their life. It’s time to learn how to repurpose your career. Let me lay out five steps […]
College Degree After 50 Is attaining a college degree after 50 years of age worth the effort and expense? There is a lot of conversation about whether higher education is worth the money. Make sure and read the many comments on this post below. The comment portion of this post is longer than the original […]
The Illusion of Job Security Job security was something I was raised to attain. I was raised to be an employee to work for a father-like company that would take care of me. After 30 or 40 years there, I would retire and ride off into the sunset. Job security is something that used to […]
For-profit to non-profit? I am approached frequently by baby boomers on whether they should make the leap from the For-Profit world to the Non-Profit world. The answer is almost always maybe. I have had a tumultuous but successful career over the last decade and a half. Going from a large corporation to a successful high-tech […]
Forbes Top 100 Career Websites List Ever since Career Pivot appeared on the Forbes Top 100 Career Websites List I have wanted to closely dissect this list to better understand the industry and trends. Here is what I found! I created my own categories and I placed each website in one and only one category. […]