Generalists vs. Specialists

March 14, 2011 | blog | Tags: , | Written by: admin

The other day, a client of mine brought up this topic concerning the value of a specialist compared to that of a generalist. As a business lawyer, he challenged the notion that in our society, specialists are much more appreciated – and paid! – than generalists. “Take, for example, a General Practitioner,” he said. “Clearly, […]

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Being multi-talented and multi-passionate…it sounds like your life would know no problems if this were you, right?

Well… In reality, some multi-talented people (what I call “Renaissance Personalities”) feel awkward about telling their friends and family that their “problem” of not feeling fulfilled in their current career originates in being multi-talented. After all…they reason, if you’re good at so many different things, why not just pick one and stick with it? Other […]

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What’s Confidence Got to Do With It?

February 4, 2011 | blog,Career,career change | Tags: , , , , , | Written by: admin

Question for you: Are you confident? About yourself? About your competencies? About your professional status? About your career in general? About switching careers? About your ability to make changes when needed and do what you truly love? I watched a video by Marie Forleo last week about this topic. (She focuses on women business owners […]

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From Hybrid Careers to Other Real-Life Career Options for Renaissance Personalities

January 27, 2011 | blog,Career,renaissance personality,resume writing,Uncategorized | Written by: admin

In this week’s column “J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs,” J.T. referenced yours truly when answering a reader’s question about the right career path for him. J.T. suggested the reader might be, what I call, a Renaissance Personality, and mentioned a hybrid career to him; basically two separate careers, simultaneously. Here’s a link to one of […]

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Do You Push Too Hard?

December 15, 2010 | blog,Career,career change,job searching,online job search | Written by: admin

Have you given your job search or career change your all yet you’ve still got nothing to show for? When people come to me and tell me this, it typically comes down to 2 things: They either thought they did all the right things but in reality they lacked a solid strategy. Or any strategy. […]

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Do You Say This?

“No one hires during the Holidays.” I hear this quite often. Yet it’s not true. In fact, because this seems such a stubborn myth, you can be assured of less competition! Here are some tips to make the most of your quest during the last few weeks of the year: Employers may be easier to […]

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It’s Unlikely, But It’s Possible

December 1, 2010 | blog,Career,dream life,job searching | Tags: , , , , , | Written by: admin

Liz Murray was in the news again the other day. She’s the “from homeless to Harvard” girl that had a movie made about her unbelievable story and that recently released her first book “Breaking Night.” The book is her memoir of growing up with her drug-addicted parents in New York City…about being on the streets […]

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Are These Personal Patterns Sabotaging Your Job or Career Transition?

Here’s something interesting: the way you respond to specific situations tends to be the way you respond across the board. This is nothing mysterious; it simply reveals some of our character traits underlying our behavior. The goal here is to be aware of your behavior patterns during your career transition. For example: if some of […]

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When is Enough, Enough?

June 9, 2010 | blog,Career,dream life,Uncategorized | Tags: , | Written by: admin

Remember those flashy Rolexes and Ferraris everywhere you looked … back in the 80s? And during the dot com hay days? Recently…not so much, right? Seems people are appropriately turning it down during this recession. Because, make no mistake about it – the money is still there. It hasn’t miraculously evaporated. The rich are still […]

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Renaissance Rehab™

You heard me. “Renaissance Rehab™.” It’s my process I use for renaissance personalities who just found out that’s what they are and who have been struggling to create a life (and career) that fits their unique persona. Let me explain.. For starters: it’s about being ok with yourself. Very basic, but pivotal. Next, it’s about […]

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