5 Things To Do Before You Go Freelance

The freelance lifestyle looks awfully attractive from the confines of a corporate cubicle. Pod dwellers often envision pajama-clad, commute-free workdays, where flexibility reigns and no one gives you the side eye if you step out make to squeeze in that doctor’s appointment. Of course, it’s not all upside. Chances are you’ll pay a lot more for that visit when you have […]

How to Stay Relevant as a Long-tenured Employee

Job hoppers are red flags to many recruiters and hiring managers, but they are not the only candidates to give these gatekeepers pause. Long-tenured employees are often shuffled to the bottom of the resume pile because they are, perhaps unfairly, perceived as inflexible, stuck-in-a-rut, unmotivated, or even unlikely to thrive in a new setting. To avoid looking like a laggard, keep […]

4 Signs That You’re Ready for the Next Job

It happens. The new becomes common, the bloom falls from the rose, and the ordinary creeps in to what was once the job of your dreams. There’s ways to reclaim your mojo and approach an old role with new vigor of course, but sometimes an ending is just what you need to prompt a new, more meaningful beginning. If you’re experiencing […]

How to Negotiate Benefits

Job search books are filled with tips and techniques for negotiating salary, but compensation is only part of the package. Savvy employers know that candidates want more than an attractive salary, so many provide a targeted employee value proposition (EVP) that covers everything from flex time and telecommuting to wellness programs and an opportunity to become involved in a variety of social responsibility causes.  Jobseekers, […]

Career Change Best Practices

While January is the typical time for revaluation ­– of one’s diet, habits and direction in both life and work – it doesn’t have to be the only one. Many of the successful people I’m lucky enough to know pilot their lives, as they would cruise ships, making subtle course corrections as they go. They understand that fine adjustments are easier to make […]