Make Your Career Resolutions Stick(y) This Time
Planning to own your career in 2011?
Did you make a resolution to find a "better job," "a place that appreciates you," or "work that floats your boat?" What will it take for the resolution to stick...and for you to get out of your own way? If you recognize yourself even a little bit in one or more of these excuses, then take a stand against self-sabotage right now.
Read on and I'll tell you how.
Excuse #1. Seems like a lot of work, although I can float some resumes...Read More
Recruiting Mentors: How To, Part 2
So you've decided that you want a mentor and you have several people in your sights! You've approached one who has agreed to meet with you next week, so you're home free: you've found a mentor! Not so fast!
You may have found a mentor, and she might be willing to take the lead, but why get lazy now? Your first meeting is your opportunity to show your (potential) mentor that you are serious about your development and you've already put some work into making the relationship a good one for both of you.Read More
Recruiting Mentors: How to, Part 1
At a recent career development workshop for Young Professionals (YPs), I participated in a panel on mentoring. What a great group of knowledgeable and wise people, including Margaret Finley from Chase who moderated. Panelists included:
*Jason Jenkins, Big Brothers Big Sisters
*Eric Troy, Ohio Department of Education
*Marilyn Pritchett, Mentoring Center of Central Ohio
*Lindsay Andrews, SMPS Columbus
*Janine Hancock Jones, Governor's Staff [same name, same spelling!]Read More
Are you enough?
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.Read More
Intentions, not habits, make parades
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.Read More