What Do You Think: Is Workstyle Profiling a “Thing”?

  Over a number of years doing career consulting/coaching with individuals, I’ve seen certain patterns in the way people approach their work – and I’d love to get your input about something I’m calling “workstyles.” Essentially, I think we’re wired to approach work (and life) with a certain mentality or approach. We have internal patterns that […]

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 […]

How to Become “Referral-Ready” – Bring The Clarity to Your Next Event!

If you’re in business, you need to be “referral-ready.” Referrals, as we all know, are the most powerful business-builders of all. What better topic to address at your upcoming conference or meeting? Before advertising, before marketing campaigns, before the sales pitch, before social media – first and foremost, we need to establish a clear message that […]

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 […]

Will eHarmony Crack the Code of Career Matching?

I am totally into the idea that we need to find our right “fit” – in relationships, careers, professional partnerships, and cultures. I even use the eHarmony analogy when I talk about my biopharma client-vendor matchmaking practice (Impactiviti). It should be no surprise, then, that I was intrigued by this announcement in Fast Company: eHarmony […]