Category Archives: Career

Many believe the “gig economy” is here to stay and will continue to get bigger. I heard a futurist speak at a conference a couple years ago, and he predicted there will be a “match.com” for employers and workers. Work will become more project-based with workers not necessarily being employees of a company but functioning as independent contractors. With Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may see LinkedIn as that matchmaking site. I will be asking our educational speaker nextRead More

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Quite a few friends and clients have recently shared that they are contemplating a major career change.  They have a passion for something other than what they are currently doing 40 hours a week.  Before making the plunge, consider the following: 1.   Be honest with yourself about why you are contemplating the change.  Did you recently get overlooked for a promotion?  Is there a new co-worker or manager that you don’t get along with?  Have you been overworked? If theRead More

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Thinking of leaving your job to stay home with your child?  Make sure you follow these steps before making the move. Obtain references from your current employer.  When you re-enter the workforce, you most likely will be required to provide references.  Ask for references now while you are fresh in their mind. Collect your Annual Employee Reviews.  Hopefully you have been saving your Annual Reviews all these years!  File and save them for future employers. Track your spending for one month.  Save your receipts, use Mint, or any otherRead More

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