Part of the career exploration process is absolutely intentional. We spend time purposefully analyzing our skills, passions, needs, and desires. We talk to our network -- friends, family, friends of friends, friends of family. But, that same network that can open doors to opportunity is a double-edged sword. It can limit our exploration of career … Continue reading Allowing for Serendipity
The job search process can be draining and even painful at times. But, spending your energy only on those things that are within your control can help immeasurably. It will help both with time management and with your mental health. Things you can’t control The stated application process (yes, sometimes it's absurd) The stated job … Continue reading Focusing on things within your control
“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” – Peter Drucker Starting at a school or job, all kinds of opportunities arise. Social, academic, political, career-related. There is temptation everywhere to jump in try everything. Moreover, there are voices, often loud and definitive, telling us how to spend our time. So, how do … Continue reading How to Handle Opportunity Overload
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Before I look at a resume. Before one application gets filled out. Before "skills assessment." The first conversation is always about goals. And we repeat the goals … Continue reading Where do you want to get to?