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What Successful Job Seekers Do Well

People often ask me what they’re doing wrong when it comes to finding a job. They worry that their resume is poorly written, their interviewing skills are bad, or their qualifications are dated. But what I’ve learned over the years is that most people

When Your Boss Is Younger Than You

We hear a lot about demographics in the workplace and the challenges it creates. One that causes particular stress is when an older worker must report to a much-younger boss. Are you in this situation? Rather than stressing about how this relationship is going

In The End, You Will Regret The Risks You Never Took

A friend of mine, Peter, whom I hadn’t seen in a while, approached me at an event recently. I put out my right hand to shake hands but, as I did, he awkwardly extended his left hand instead. I hadn’t noticed that his right

10 Behaviours That Could Get You Fired

We all misbehave occasionally. And while one slipup, on its own, might be overlooked by your boss, the cumulative effect of bad behaviour can be costly to your career. Here are 10 behaviours that could get you in big trouble: 1. Bad body language.

What to Do if You Receive a Bad Performance Review

A bad performance review—especially one you are not expecting—can be devastating. The emotions you may experience include anger, embarrassment, denial, disappointment, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For certain, your confidence will be shaken. What should

Treat Your Career Like A Business

Your career is like a business. It has assets and liabilities. It generates revenue and requires investment. It has customers and competition. It requires sound planning and careful execution. Here’s the irony. All managers and professionals use business planning models in their work. Tools

The First Few Months of a New Job

Starting a new job can be stressful and you may begin to doubt yourself. Did I make the right move? Will my co-workers like me? Do I have the skills? How will I fit? But a move to a new job does not have
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