Takeaways from Barbara Sher’s scanner retreat 2011 France

May 18, 2011 | blog,Career,career change | Written by: admin
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During Barbara Sher’s scanner retreat in Puycelsi, France, we spent a lot of time figuring out what our “Wish” was. As Barbara put it: making your wish a reality is the easy part. Finding your wish is the hard part. And she was right. Did I find my wish? You bet. And I’ll let you […]

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Anniversary Specials

May 12, 2011 | Career,renaissance personality | Written by: admin
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The latest specials are in! You let your voices be heard, and here’s the outcome! A few weeks ago, I asked you for your input, letting you create your own special. I received all kinds of great reactions. One of the funnier suggestions involved dinner and a show in New York or London, followed by […]

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What You Need to Know to Stay Sharp – Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, etc.

April 27, 2011 | blog,Career | Written by: admin
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–Text from Career Thought Leaders Consortium “Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers.” QUESTION: What do we see right around the corner that will begin to impact careers, employment, job search, and how we work within the next one to two years? Resumes, Cover […]

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Create Your Own Special! (aka “Build-a-Bear” with CareerBranches’ Services)

April 11, 2011 | blog,Career | Written by: admin

At CareerBranches, we’re doing a professional version of “Build-a-Bear.” But instead of creating your own snuggly plush creature, you get to come up with your personalized special for one – or several – of my services! Meaning $ savings for you… now, if THAT doesn’t make you feel fuzzy… But hurry – this round of […]

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Job-Search & Career-Management Trends & Forecasts

April 6, 2011 | blog,Career | Written by: admin

–Text from Career Thought Leaders Consortium “Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers.” CareerXRoads 2010 survey pinpoints sources of hire. Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler from CareerXRoads publish an annual Sources of Hire survey of Fortune 500 companies. Their 2010 study showed that, of […]

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Job-Search & Career-Management Trends & Forecasts

| blog,Career | Written by: admin

–Text from Career Thought Leaders Consortium “Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers.” CareerXRoads 2010 survey pinpoints sources of hire. Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler from CareerXRoads publish an annual Sources of Hire survey of Fortune 500 companies. Their 2010 study showed that, of […]

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Freeing Yourself From Blaming Your Parents – Babara Sher's Take

March 23, 2011 | blog,Career,career change,renaissance personality | Written by: admin

“I only wish I figured out I’m a Renaissance Personality a long time ago…” If there’s one thing I consistently hear newly-found-out Renaissance Personalities say, it is that. Often, parents are the ones who are then being brought into the mix. How they didn’t understand you. How they pushed you in the wrong directions… Cue […]

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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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