Career Advice From Your Alma Mater (30 years later)
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
5M ago
Several years ago a WSJ article described a woman who returned to her MBA program for career coaching. The coaching apparently focused on accountability (a staple of just about any coaching) along with career tips. The article goes on to note that many universities still do not offer these services to alumni. You’re most likely […] The post Career Advice From Your Alma Mater (30 years later) appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Following a dream
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
5M ago
Recently I talked to someone who said, “I hate my job.” “What would you do if you won the lottery?” “I’d work in Europe.” She didn’t hesitate. “So your real question is, ‘How can I find a way to live comfortably in Europe?'” A few suggestions: (1) Write down your dream every single day. Some […] The post Following a dream appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Reading career news? Read between the lines.
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
5M ago
“There’s going to be a shortage of managers in my field,” Marilyn says, bouncing with optimism. “It was in tonight’s paper…” Hmm… Let’s read between the lines. Will Marilyn’s city experience the shortage? Are there unwritten rules about who gets hired? Will companies create incentives for their boomer retirees to remain? Or will they try […] The post Reading career news? Read between the lines. appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Self help book meets realities of workplace politics
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
5M ago
Many years ago I came across a book called Practically Perfect in Every Way by Jennifer Niesslen. Niesslen spent 2 years testing how much she could change by reading self-help books and following online programs. You can read more about the book and see my review here at the amazon website. What bothered me most […] The post Self help book meets realities of workplace politics appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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That Nice, Fair, Friendly Workplace Is Still A Frog, Not A Prince
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
6M ago
In this illustrated extended blog post, author Alison Green debunks myths that many of us have about the work place. Read it here. Ms.Green points out that we should distrust myths like, “Companies are required to be fair and just,” and, “The HR department will help you.” Emi Nietfeld write an op-ed for The New […] The post That Nice, Fair, Friendly Workplace Is Still A Frog, Not A Prince appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Christmas Relocation Humor: Just moved in and you get a visit from … oh no!
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
7M ago
I wrote this “poem” in 1998 after I’d just bought a house in Florida. I moved in right before Christmas. And in December of 2011 I bought a condo in Philadelphia and moved in right before Christmas. Some things just don’t change … Santa Visits a “Just-Moved” Newcomer in South Florida Twas the night before […] The post Christmas Relocation Humor: Just moved in and you get a visit from … oh no! appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Softer Side of Networking
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
11M ago
Q. “I’ve read about interviewing for information. But after working for many years, I don’t feel comfortable calling up strangers to ask for help.” A. I would agree with you. The first edition of What Color Is Your Parachute rolled out over 30 years ago. Millions of people discovered a revolutionary technique known as Interviewing […] The post Softer Side of Networking appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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Surprise: Meet Your New Job
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
1y ago
Q. “I thought I did all my homework before taking this job – but everything has changed! I’m working 12-hour days to complete assignments they ‘forgot’ to tell me about. My customer list includes all the problems nobody else wants. What can I do? And what questions should I ask when I look for my […] The post Surprise: Meet Your New Job appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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The Great Midlife Career Escape: Advice to Ignore
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
1y ago
Feeling trapped in a career means you want to leave … but you just can’t. Maybe you’re facing age discrimination. Or you can’t leave your city for family reasons, and there are no suitable jobs in your city. Often your perceptions are accurate. However, when I work with clients, we can almost always find a way […] The post The Great Midlife Career Escape: Advice to Ignore appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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3 tips for a successful career pivot from those who made the move
Midlife Career Strategy Blog
by CathyG
1y ago
Career Pivoting means shifting to a new career or shifting the direction of your current career. The term comes from basketball, where players can move in any direction as long as one foot is stationary. From what my clients tell me, any career change can be characterized as a pivot. You always keep one foot […] The post 3 tips for a successful career pivot from those who made the move appeared first on Midlife Career Strategy ..read more
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