Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thought Stopping: A potent tool for getting unstuck

At least with my career counseling clients, among the most potent tactics for keeping them moving forward rather than stayed mired in,  for example, “No one will hire me,” “I’m so angry at...” or “I’m an imposter” is thought stopping: As soon as you become aware of an unproductive thought, literally say “Stop!” and ask yourself, “What constructive task could I turn my attention to? What’s the first one-second baby step on that task?”

I flesh that out in my article today.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Be an Autodidact?

Courses are often required, for example, for legal certification. But sometimes you can avoid courses, which are often costly, inconvenient, and larded with masses of material you’ll never use  or have forgotten or become obsolete by the time you need it.

For many people and for many things you’ll want to learn, a wonderful way to learn is be an autodidact, teaching yourself. It may be best explained by examples. My article today offers three from my life.

Monday, June 11, 2018

14 Tech Tools to Help Your Career

It was just a year ago that I wrote an article on this topic but there have been enough changes to offer the current crop of the best career-enhancing tools. They can ease your search for a career, landing a good job, and succeeding at it. That's my article today.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Aging Well, Part 2

My wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko read my post yesterday, Aging Well, and felt that it too reflected my serious, worry-wart self. She came up with a number of happier approaches to aging well, which I post as my article today, Aging Well, Part 2.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Aging Well

We Boomers are beginning to face the timeless challenge: aging.  Much has been written about the financial and religious. In my article today, I focus on the practical and psychological. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Killer Job Reference Myths

You’ve worked hard to get near your job search’s finish line. After applying for oodles of jobs, networking ad nauseam, surviving rounds of interviews for naught, finally a would-be employer says, “Okay, now we just need to check your references.”

Gulp! You fear your previous boss could kill the deal. But then you comfort yourself with one or more of six myths. I describe them and offer a solution to previous employment infelicitous in my article today.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018