Laid Off (Part III): Is Your Ego Getting In The Way?

Confident Career Tip No. 8 “I’m not going to fast-food, that’s for sure!”  This is a phrase I hear during an economic downturn from clients who have been recently been laid off. The question I ask is, “if you are in this state 12 months from now will you work at fast-food then?”  It is hard to believe that you could be laid off for that long, but it is happening. In this regard, there … Read more

Relentless Disssatisfaction: Be Unreasonable

  “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ~George Bernard Shaw   Think about this concept for a moment. Throughout my career in the corporate world I was accused of being “relentlessly dissatisfied.”  I used to resent the remark because I thought it made me the squeaky wheel, the nag, the complainer.  I’ve since … Read more

Get Paid What You Deserve: Asking For A Raise

Did you know that that this is the time of year when most employers start considering what raises and bonuses they will be giving their staff? Unfortunately, if you check google analytics it is during the month of March that people are researching how to ask for a raise. Usually by March most employers have made their decisions about which staff will receive which increments and which will get what bonuses.  It should come as no surprise then … Read more