You’ve been told four or five times: “I’m sorry, you’re overqualified.” Is this the real reason you’re not getting hired? Even if it is, what can you do about it? [Read more…]
Most clients I see these days are feeling the impact of the stress-producing American workplace.
You know, the 50-70 hour work weeks, the 24/7 on-times, the “I don’t dare take a vacation” mentality. Europeans think we are crazy. We ARE crazy. But when it’s all around you, it’s very hard to buck. [Read more…]
You’re excited. Your adrenaline is up and you’re tempted. But you like your current boss and most of your coworkers, and are making a contribution. You’re comfortable the way things are.
You know some of the risks of change: The new boss could be a micromanager. The work might be different than described. You might not learn (or like) the new tasks. You might not fit in.
You don’t have to take the job — you can keep looking. (I hear a groan).
How to decide? Consult your head — and your heart. Here’s a decision-making technique that has helped many of my clients: [Read more…]
Many job seekers focus solely on their next job. “What would I like to do better than my current job?” “Can I find a place with more flexibility or a better boss and office culture?” “What job will pay better?”
All good questions — but there’s often a problem. They are thinking just one just move at a time.
A better idea: plan two or three chess moves ahead. [Read more…]
On September 28 The Wall Street Journal ran a 10 page supplement called Women in the Workplace. It is based on a large study of 34,000 men and women, and offers useful analyses and take-aways for working women — and the men who are their husbands, colleagues, and bosses.
No surprise: women see the workplace differently and experience different challenges. [Read more…]