My Psychic Career Coach


In my last post, I wrote about Toronto, Canada-based Ralph Hammelman, the founder of My Psychic Coach and a second-generation tarot reader. He offered me a free reading in exchange for an honest review of my experience. I classified myself to Ralph as “an open-minded skeptic.” I am a Midwesterner with both feet firmly on … Continue reading My Psychic Career Coach

Your Next Career Move is in the Cards


January is pitch month – the month most writers receive all kinds of ideas for posts or articles from a wide variety of sources.  This one was nearly irresistible: Subject: Candace, want to review a Psychic Coach (who’s also a Professor & hit Songwriter)? You bet I do. Toronto, Canada-based Ralph Hammelman is the founder … Continue reading Your Next Career Move is in the Cards

For 2020, Write a Career Plan


What’s your plan? If 2019 was not all you’d hoped for at work, you might be thinking of moving on this year. Here’s an alternative idea: create a plan to grow and thrive where you are right now. Large companies often create career plans for rising stars. The plans help leadership prepare for the future … Continue reading For 2020, Write a Career Plan

Guest Post: 8 Reasons Why Traveling for Work is Appealing


If you’re lucky, there may be times in your career where you’ll be required to travel out of town and/or out of the country to do business. The progression of technology has made it significantly easier for people with a travel bug to work and travel, and there’s a lot of benefits that come with … Continue reading Guest Post: 8 Reasons Why Traveling for Work is Appealing

Skills You Need to Build Skills


Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. He believes that generalists are more marketable, more productive, and more flexible, making them better candidates for almost any job. In a previous post, I wrote about Flynn’s concept of skill stacking, … Continue reading Skills You Need to Build Skills

How to Make a Good Impression in Finance Interviews


(A guest post by Lauren Walker, from Stellar Select, a UK-based financial recruiting company.) Surviving an interview is one of the most challenging aspects of landing a job. Even if you’re the most qualified candidate in the room, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the finance job that you want, especially if you were unable … Continue reading How to Make a Good Impression in Finance Interviews

The Best Advice for Starting a Post-Retirement Business


Image via Pixabay (This is a guest post by Carla Lopez of Boomerbiz.org) There are many reasons people go back to work after retiring.  Whether you miss the interaction of a workplace, want to keep your mind and skills sharp, or simply could use the added income, there are ways to go about starting a … Continue reading The Best Advice for Starting a Post-Retirement Business

How to Take More Risks in Your Career


(a guest post offered by thezebra.com) If you’re working toward that next promotion or maybe just trying to excel at your current position, you know that complacency can be your enemy. Being simply “satisfied” with your situation shouldn’t last long or else you may miss out on new opportunities. Taking risks in your career can … Continue reading How to Take More Risks in Your Career

How to Get Very Good at Being Pretty Good at Everything


In a previous post, I wrote that generalists are more marketable, more employable, and maybe more happy than specialists. Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. “When I specialized in guitar, I was always comparing myself to others and … Continue reading How to Get Very Good at Being Pretty Good at Everything

In Praise of Generalists


Which are you: a generalist or a specialist? Generalists tend to know a little about a lot of things; specialists tend to know as much as possible about just a few things. I believe that we’re hard-wired to be one or the other. We either gravitate toward exploring many topics and integrating knowledge into a broad view of the world, or we gravitate toward exploring one topic we care passionately about until we become an expert.