Few of us pay attention to the importance small talk plays in the interview. Instead, we worry about responses to interview questions and ignore one of the best tools for building rapport with our interviewer. Small talk is a critical part of the interview and how you handle it will factor into whether or not [read more…]
Sitting on a bus or a commuter train, how often do you hear someone say, “Gosh I can’t wait to get to work today”? I bet the answer is close to none. Sadly, few people feel excited to go to work most of the time. According to Gallup a whopping [read more…]
For many of us entering the second half of life, the desire to give back starts to take center stage. Having accomplished a lot in our careers we start to think about how to put all this experience and knowledge together in some meaningful way. Beyond Boomers And I’m not just talking about baby [read more…]
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, one of the most trusted and widely used personality assessments in the world, has been utilized in numerous settings including career development, education, psychotherapy and corporate team development. Even job placement firms and career counseling centers will factor in a person’s MBTI personality type when advising them on the best job fit. With [read more…]
People of my parent’s generation definitely retired in the true sense of the word. After 30+ years with the same company most people spent their leisure years playing golf or travelling the country in an RV. As defined, retirement is ‘the action of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work’. The days of quitting work to enjoy [read more…]
Even ‘misfits’ can realize a dream come true career. What does believing in yourself have to do with finding meaning in your career?
Every time I watch the Olympics I get inspired. Vancouver was no exception. Whether it was Shani Davis, Julia Mancuso, Joannie Rochette, Evan Lysacek or Jeret Peterson, each athlete had a story to tell about how they got there. I think about the commitment, the training, and the sacrifice each has made to get to [read more…]