Psychology of the Job Search: Sabotage? Who? Me!?! 

When you hear or see the word ‘sabotage’, what springs into your mind? For me, I immediately find myself in France during WW2 with the French Resistance, figuring out ways to sabotage anything I could to thwart the German army!    Or, if I allow myself a little more time to think about it, I find myself wandering into past …

How to Answer: “What Are Your Weaknesses?” 

Over the years I’ve helped many people prepare for an interview, and what I find is that most of them are nervous about what type of questions will be asked and how the answers they give will be received. Typically, we cover this by working through their STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Results) stories and reinforcing their confidence with their answers …

What Did You Say? Why Does it Matter? 

Have you ever said something, and then either wondered if you said the right thing, or were pretty sure you didn’t say the right thing? Or, maybe you actually nailed it! You knew it as soon as the words started flowing out of your mouth!?!   I am in the process of supporting my son-in-law, Aaron, as he starts a …

Calling versus Career: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Along with many of the people I’ve encountered going through job transition, after Arthur Andersen imploded years ago, I was praying earnestly to find a job where I could:  You see, I had been in a job at Arthur Andersen that hit all the bullets listed. I thought Arthur Andersen would be the last employer I’d ever work for. My career …

Is He or She the “Right Supervisor?” – Angles Exist Everywhere

Have you ever looked at something, arrived at a conclusion or perspective, and then shifted your position to get a different angle and arrive at a completely different conclusion / perspective? I sure have! Whether it’s a physical object I’m looking at or an idea I’m contemplating, when I can get a different view of it, I inevitably see the …