1 to 10 of 182
  • Overcome Career Challenges - One Step At A Time
    by Georgia Adamson - August 23, 2016
    If anyone has ever had a career that progressed without a hitch from start to finish, I’ve certainly never heard of it. (Note: If you’re the exception to that, more power to you!) Sometimes you run into a speed-bump or even a significant roadblock on your journey to career success, and you might wonder two things: 1.Why me? 2.Now what do I do? I have to say that in cases like this, I’m inclined to follow the advice abou...
  • Conflict, Office Politics & Your Career Success
    by Georgia Adamson - August 16, 2016
    What do conflict and office politics have to do with your career success? Possibly a lot! And sticking your head in the sand (as the ostrich myth suggests) will not make these issues go away. Office politics might well have elements of conflict embedded, but they aren’t always about confrontation and overtly disruptive behavior within the work environment (sometimes they’re much more subtle than that). Conflict, on the othe...
  • What Does Career Freedom Mean To You?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 12, 2016
    Fourth of July in the USA celebrates one kind of freedom, but that’s certainly not the only way freedom can be defined. How would you define it? That might be very different from someone else’s definition. The same could be said for career freedom. So let’s explore a little about some definitions of freedom and how you might apply them to your career situation. Common Definitions of Freedom According to Merriam-Webste...
  • Facing A Career Crossroads: How Do You Respond
    by Georgia Adamson - August 4, 2016
    Decisions that could change your life can be difficult to make, and that’s particularly true of career decisions. In some respects, you have no way of knowing all the possible outcomes of a given career choice at the outset and won’t know exactly how it will shape up until it’s a done deal (hindsight being 20-20, as the saying goes). I seriously doubt whether anyone can give you a definitive prediction ahead of time as to h...
  • Career Management - The Pursuit of Excellence, Not Perfection
    by Georgia Adamson - August 1, 2016
    As the slightly mangled saying goes, “Pobody’s nerfect!” (Translation: “Nobody’s perfect!”) Many of you have probably experienced speed bumps in your career path over the years. If it was because you misread a cue you think you should have spotted, take a deep breath and cut yourself some slack. I believe that perfection is an unattainable goal, and I’m not alone in that belief. Chances are pretty good that excellence will mo...
  • Job Search As A Fun Activity?
    by Georgia Adamson - July 25, 2016
    When you think about conducting a job search, fun is probably not the first word that springs to mind. On the other hand, summer tends to be viewed by many people as a time for fun. How can you possibly bring those two views together? Job Search and FUN If you take each letter of the word “fun” and look at what it might stand for, here’s one result you could come up with: ?F = Freedom to choose ?U = Unlimited potential...
  • Career and Life Can Be Tough
    by Georgia Adamson - July 19, 2016
    The concept of work-life balance has been around for a long time, but there’s one aspect of it that really got my attention within the last week. I want to share it with you in case you ever have a similar situation. No regrets–that’s my theme. I lost a dear friend a few days ago. I knew she’d been having some fairly significant health issues, but I was hoping for a better outcome for her. What struck me was, after I accept...
  • by Georgia Adamson - July 12, 2016
    Rewards are what make you feel that a major effort was worthwhile. A rewarding career happens when you make a determined effort to achieve the result you want and see it come to pass, in spite of whatever challenges you might have encountered along the way. The question is, Can you have what you would consider a rewarding career and, if so, what would you need to do to achieve it? No Rewards Without Risk The odds are...
  • by Georgia Adamson - July 6, 2016
    So the year is half gone, which means it’s time to take stock of your career progress. Where did you start from at the beginning of the year, and where are you now? If you’re not happy with the answer to that question, you might need to take a new approach. Your Goal: Professional Growth No one progresses by standing still. You probably started the year with a goal to grow as a professional and maybe advance to a higher...
  • by Georgia Adamson - June 30, 2016
    If you can’t get your car in the garage because the space is filled with “stuff” or if you don’t dare open the guestroom door because things might fall on you, you know what clutter is! You have space you can’t use because you’ve filled it with things you never or almost never use. Now translate that image into job searching. Okay, so I know that could be a bit of a mental stretch, but bear with me a little longer. Job S...