• Passive Job Seeking: What It Means For You

    They say that the best time to get a job is when you already have one. For several reasons, this is true. Of course, life doesn’t always work that way and nearly everyone will experience a separation from an employer at some point. What matters is that you are prepared and ready to hit the ground running in your job search. Or, maybe you’ve already been scouting out a few prospects. Hence, “passive job seeking”. This phrase has come to describe those who are still employed, and are generally content, but will entertain the thought of a new offer.

    Passive job seeking has reached an entirely new level these days due to LinkedIn and similar sites. In private coaching sessions with clients, I do talk about the role of LinkedIn profiles, though I’ve never believed that every single person ...
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  • Millennials And The Workforce Today

    So much has been written about the millennial generation, particularly when it comes to the workforce. Millennials are roughly those born in the early 1980s to early 2000s, although that number varies depending on what chart you consult. Millennials, who make up a hearty one third of the workforce, have gotten a reputation for being many things, from lazy and impatient, to entitled and addicted to technology. And themselves.  But isn’t every generation just a product of their times? Wouldn’t today’s baby boomers be the same way if they grew up in the same world (and with the same technology) as the millennials?

    As a millennial myself, I know that life is substantially different now than when my parents were my age. I can only guess how it will be different for my six year old daughter when she is my age. This ...
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  • Can You Discuss Your Salary At Work? The Answer Might Surprise You

     

     

    We all know that we aren’t supposed to talk about compensation with our coworkers, right? It’s supposed to be one of the biggest office “faux paus” out there. I always believed this myself in my career and I can recall one particular employer of mine who had a firm rule about this and was straightforward with employees that they could be terminated for talking about their salaries. In fact, I can still recall the conversation with my boss years ago when she was moving me to a management role and we were discussing my new salary. She informed me that disclosing this to anyone else could lead to termination. It honestly made sense to me at the time and I didn’t question it for second.

    Typically speaking, you tend ...
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