Where Your Resume and Your LinkedIn Profile Should Differ

I’ve worked with dozens of professionals on improving their resumes, and LinkedIn profiles, during career transitions (and, at times, in advance of potential career transitions). And here’s one question I get all the time: how do I handle my self-presentation on LinkedIn and on resumes? One of the most important parts of your professional self-presentation […]

Career Shame

In recent days, I’ve spent a good bit of time talking to people who are in their 30’s and 40’s, and going through career transition. Actually, in some cases, it’s total career re-definition. Ever felt “lost” as an adult when you’re in mid-career-stride? Like, in retrospect, maybe you made some really bad decisions? Yeah, that. It […]

Career-Transition-Ready is The New Black

How many people do you know that have been with the same company for for 20+ years? Probably very few – right? I’m always amazed when I find someone that’s been in one place for 15 years or more. In fact, how many job roles have you had? How long have you spent at any one company? […]

How (NOT) to Fail at LinkedIn: Your Photo

I use LinkedIn quite heavily as a way to build and maintain my network, and I must admit that I am continually appalled at many of the profiles I see. It’s almost as if they were designed to fail. Then, there’s the occasional exception – clear wording, attractive picture, succinct purpose statements. With my career clarity […]

New Job Search? I Want to See Your M&Ms

That post-Halloween headline sounds a little weird. Maybe even kinky. Let me explain why it’s important to have someone look over your M&Ms. When I do Career Clarity Therapy with someone, this is what the first hour or so looks like —> It’s a mind dump – all your past career experiences, future aspirations, successes and failures, […]

Meet DJ Waldow, Career Transition Coach

DJ Waldow is a passionate guy. And he’s had a varied set of roles in his long career (many of us know him as a very public face of e-mail marketing). He even wrote a book on the subject. But DJ is more than that. His greatest desire is to help people. And, as he has re-discovered […]

Please – Any Job Will Do

From a LinkedIn profile I came across last week: “I am a qualified professional with a diversified skill set seeking employment that will allow further career enhancement and personal growth. I am highly adaptable with excellent communication skills. I am able to develop and implement project plans with attention to detail to ensure timely project […]

I Don’t KNOW Where I’ll Be in 5 Years – and Neither Do You

“Where will I be in 5 years? I don’t know, and I don’t really care.” So concluded this post by Jason Schissel, which also contained this pregnant thought: “I don’t want to be anywhere in 5 years–I want to be doing.” That’s the point, isn’t it? We hear this “where you do want to be…?” question in job […]

Who Is Clarity Therapy For?

One of the things I have learned, after many years of blogging/marketing/communicating, is that you cannot be too plain and simple. We all tend to assume that people have absorbed the full breadth of what we do. You know what? It’s generally not the case at all (and sometimes we’re not even clear on what we do […]