Monday, September 16, 2019

Should You Retire?

In an attempt to facilitate the decision of whether to retire, my article today offers a debate between a fictitious person and his/her alter ego.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Experimental Mindset: Key to effectiveness

It’s only natural to crave closure — If you’ve made the decision, it’s one less thing to worry about.

But, many decisions by counselors, indeed in all human interaction, are judgment calls, which often can be wrong. So, having an experimental mindset is important.

I provide examples and other how-to in my article today.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Foiling Job Seeker Ploys

My previous article described unethical ploys employers use on job seekers. 

The focus of my article today is the flipside: unethical ploys that job seekers use to fool employers.

How Job Seekers Can Foil Employer Ploys

I sit on both sides of the table, so I too often see dubious and sometimes outright dishonest tactics from both the employer and the job seeker.

In the spirit of encouraging the best people to get hired by the most worthy employers, here are tactics I’ve often observed and how to preempt or counter them. Today’s Psychology Today article describes employer ploys and how to foil them. 

Tomorrow, I plan to post an article describing job-seeker ploys and how employers can foil them.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Becoming More Productive

The older I get, the more I believe that the current meme, "We're not human doings; we're human beings" is wrong. I believe the productivity is all. I make the case and describe how I try to live that in my article today.

You're Rejected and Don't Know Why

You email a request. Silence.

You ask someone out. The response? An unhelpful, “I don’t think we’re a good fit.”

You’re fired or your job application is rejected. You ask why and all you get is a vague answer like, “We decided to go in a different direction.”

And some people go through life largely rejected and rarely get any useful feedback as to why.

What to do?

You have no choice but to self-assess, and that may be for the best.

My article today asks you some questions to help with that self-assessment.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My Most Cited Tips; On long-windedness, immaturity, and resilience

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm a felonious contributor to readers' information overload. So, if only as penance, yesterday, I described my few favorite career tips

Today, my article offers are what I believe are my three most cited tips.