Ambition and the Modern Careerist

Somewhere along the way, ambition went out of style, or at least showing it did. Recently, articles about Olympic snowboarder Shaun White reported that he is wildly unpopular among his fellow snowboarders despite the fact that he almost singlehandedly brought the sport to the world stage. Other snowboarders found his ambition to win unseemly. Continue reading “Ambition and the Modern Careerist”…

Guest Post: The 5 Hottest Job Markets (Jacksonville is #2!)

In order to overcome the difficulties, some professionals are casting a wider net in their job searches and considering relocating to other areas in order to find good work. If your current location simply doesn’t have a market for your skills, that can be a great decision. Continue reading “Guest Post: The 5 Hottest Job Markets (Jacksonville is #2!)”…

Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

If you’re interested in switching careers through an MBA, you'll want to do some soul searching before you apply to a particular program. While an MBA may be an excellent vehicle for career change, it may also require a hefty investment. Therefore, it’s a good idea to figure out where you want your MBA to lead you before you pursue this degree. That process might also help you compile a stronger application essay that contains carefully planned long-term career goals. Continue reading “Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA”…

Guest Post: Networking While Unemployed: 5 Critical Tips

If you once thought you had everything figured out, you had all the answers, and you were a winner through and through, welcome to a new reality: one in which you don’t know everything, you have lots to learn, and every social gathering is filled with people who can teach you. Continue reading “Guest Post: Networking While Unemployed: 5 Critical Tips”…

The Future Mindset

Drones are just one technology that may create thousands, even millions of jobs, within the next 20 years. How can you prepare your children – or yourself – for jobs that you can’t even imagine today? You can’t know the exact skills, training, or experience you’ll need, but you can develop a mindset that makes you more ready for what the future holds. Here’s how. Continue reading “The Future Mindset”…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

“I used to give out this advice: Go ahead and leave because you're going to have more than 10 jobs in your life, and you might as well move up as fast as you can. I don't give that advice any more. In fact, I now try to talk people out of taking new jobs.” Continue reading “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”…