Archive for the 'transitions' Category

Jul 14 2014

Passing Inspection

Sheila was well established as an architect long before we met over 20 years ago.  She had received numerous accolades for her home and building designs and worked for prestigious companies.  Having not heard from her in a long while, I was unaware that she was making a transition into a new, albeit somewhat related [...]

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Mar 31 2014

Going Back; Going Forward

Recently a friend told me she was returning to her former place of employment.  “Why would you want to be going back there?” I asked. “I thought you wanted to be going forward in your career?” The idea of her returning to that employer was a bit of a surprise because when she left her [...]

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Feb 03 2014

For Your Benefit

While talking with a couple of Gen X’ers the other night, they questioned if it was a good idea to find new employment in hopes of bettering their benefits?  Certainly a good benefits package is among the reasons people accept particular jobs.  But if all you want to do is improve your benefits without trying [...]

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Dec 16 2013

Back On Track

What does it take to get your career pursuits back on track after your plans get derailed due to a major health crisis?  How do you come back after years of recuperation?  Battling a major illness and recovering from a severe injury are among life’s most difficult challenges.  But after all the physical healing is [...]

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Nov 18 2013

Putting Veterans to Work

Published byHank under transitions, veteran

In honor of last week’s observance of Veterans Day, I thought I would dedicate a little space to issues surrounding putting veterans to work.  Sadly, unemployment of returning military personnel is too high, hovering around an average of 8%.  Certainly there are a variety of factors contributing to this high number, not the least of [...]

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Oct 21 2013

The Path Taken

Published byHank under attitude, transitions

It is not uncommon that I talk with folks who are surprised at where they are in their jobs and careers.  Not necessarily unhappy with where they are in life, but recognizing that the path taken has turned out differently from what they started out to pursue.  Some aren’t sure they are where they are [...]

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Sep 23 2013

Greener Pastures

Do you ever contemplate relocating to another part of the country, or another part of the world?  Do you wonder if greener pastures are on the other side? Are there new, different, more exciting opportunities for you someplace else?  It certainly is possible that something different, maybe even better, awaits you in another location.  But [...]

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Jun 03 2013

Hold On To Your Dreams

Did you hold on to your dreams?  Do you recall when you were young and all the adults around you would ask what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Did you chase those dreams into a real vocation?  Did those dreams change over time?  Did youthful exuberance borne of naiveté give way to [...]

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Jan 14 2013

In Pursuit Of Happiness

One of the things I think some people take for granted is the freedom with which we can make change to our work lives in this country. If you’re not happy on the job, feel you could be making more money, or have more control over the work, you are free to leave your job [...]

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Aug 06 2012

Urbanity

The ebb and flow of populations moving in and out of urban centers has a direct effect on the growth of our economies.  It seems that at present, our cities are seeing an influx of people.  Some folks move to the cities to find work, others for education, or to find better access to healthcare [...]

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Apr 30 2012

Exit Strategy

Back in the day, workers spent a lot more years with a single employer than they do today.  We once thought we’d spend our entire careers with a single employer, but this is no longer the case.  In fact, it’s becoming increasingly rare for employees to spend more than 5 years with a single employer.  [...]

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