Should you should stay or should you go? Free Article (..for a limited time)

Are you struggling with deciding whether you should remain in your current job or whether you should make a change? If your current employer does not value what you bring to the table, perhaps it is time to find another table. On the other hand, depending on your circumstances, it may be in your best interest to remain in your current job and bloom where you are planted. I have a lot to say about this common dilemma, and for the next two days you can download my article about this very topic for FREE on Amazon. You can access the article here: http://amzn.to/2CAGn8U And, if after you are done reading this article, you are interested in learning some new strategies you can use to navigate today’s workplace, be sure to also check out the limited time offer I am running on my new book, The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 (more) … Continue reading

159,544 likes and 11,575 comments? Seriously?

Last week Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online & Metro.Co.Uk, posted a LinkedIn comment saying that he once hired (gasp!) a person over 50 years of age. Oleg went on to write about the resistance he had to overcome when making this decision, being on the receiving ends of comments such as 1) the candidate will never work hard enough; 2) the candidate will not fit in our culture; 3) the candidate is overqualified etc.  Turns out, Oleg writes, the candidate ended up being one of the best hires he ever made. The content of this post did not surprise me but what did was that, within just a short period of time, 159,544 people liked the post and 11,575 people took the time to post a comment. There were some comments that recognized the skills of 50+ workers—perhaps these individuals do not have any hiring authority. However, there were … Continue reading

Love Your Life, Do Your Job

Over the past few months I have spoken to a number of recent graduates about their future career plans and many of them tell me they cannot wait to forge ahead, discover their passions and follow their dreams. This is an admirable goal, for sure, but unfortunately, what I have found is that following that advice can be a hindrance to your ability to find a job in the loyalty-free workplace. Now before you start to tell me I am wrong, let me make an important
 distinction: A job is an incredibly
powerful tool that can help us realize our dreams. Our jobs allow us to 
make money, which we can use to 
follow our passions, pursue our dreams, and celebrate the things we love. In other words, our jobs and our dreams are not one and the same—and yet, far too often, we ignore this reality and try to combine … Continue reading