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Posted on September 6, 2010 by janine
Sorry if url was shortened! http://tinyurl.com/62ek9g
Posted on September 6, 2010 by janine
What would happen in US orgs if they spent as much on "people maintenance" as on "building and equipment maintenance"? http://tinyurl.com/62ek9g
Posted on September 6, 2010 by janine
http://bit.ly/c7D4B9 Superb Labor Day Message from Seth Godin.
Posted on September 5, 2010 by janine

Help me understand please!

I read an article in a recent International Business Times, U.S. edition, reporting that 3.2 million jobs are going begging because perfect candidates aren't available within the 15 million unemployed. And, apparently, they aren't available internally, either.

[Note: I am generalizing and lumping all employers together...I acknowledge that there are exceptions!]

As the author of a book that places career development responsibility squarely in the employee's lap...


Posted on July 17, 2010 by janine

Josie, who had been searching for her next position for over a year was offered a job on Friday, making July 16 a day of celebration! Over 50, the longer her search went on, the more certain she was that she wasn't enough...young enough, credentialed enough, talented enough, experienced enough, competitive enough, healthy enough, worthy enough...etc. etc.

Note that last enough: "worthy enough." While you--especially if you're in the job-hunt, too--may not say this aloud, feeling "worthy enough" is almost sure to be part of your self-talk. Because, if you really were...


Posted on July 3, 2010 by janine

Spent part of the morning at the Upper Arlington (UA) Fourth of July parade: it's an annual staple and the biggest non-commercial parade in the U.S. (or at least it used to be) My daughter and I have walked 3 blocks to the parade route every year for 21 years, and sat on the same corner: Northwest Boulevard and Barrington Road. ...


Posted on June 27, 2010 by janine

It's pretty easy to say, "Well, of course, I own my career--no one else does." But saying it doesn't make it so. Over the next few weeks, I'll focus on what it really takesCareer Building Blocks (actions, behaviors, words) to be the owner of your career and, by extension, the keeper of your 'job security." You'll be able to assess...


Posted on June 20, 2010 by janine

Short-sighted. Unconscionable. Foolish. Profligate. Asinine. Ignorant.

And I'm just getting started.

How ludicrous is it that some Employers are deciding that the Unemployed are not good enough to hire? CNN Money this week posted an article that says this is becoming more common. While it's apparently not illegal, I'd have to call it immoral or at the very least ignorant.

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Posted on March 10, 2010 by janine

Dinner tonight with a friend at The Old Bag of Nails Pub in Upper Arlington was probably the last place where I expected to run into a career owner. But that was before I met Jaron. Old Bag of Nails Logo

Jaron was our waiter, and a most memorable one at that. So memorable...


Posted on March 1, 2010 by janine

Kari's email began like so many others: she was discouraged and frustrated. She had been "a rising star" for many of her almost 20 years with the organization, but new leaders and a different culture dimmed that image. So what did she want from a coach? Kari wanted to know how to navigate the politics...