As the old year winds down, it is not uncommon to complete a mental career review of the past year. In some cases, after we take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly, a picture emerges in which all is not as good as it could be. If you are becoming concerned about what seems to be a growing list of elements causing you discontentment and unhappiness and feeling as though you are simply going through the motions of your job responsibilities without having any interest in what happens, it...Read more
Is It Time To Make a Change?
When a Valued Colleague Moves On....
"It feels like you're breaking up with me!" These were the words that a former manager of mine blurted out years ago when I told him I had been approached by another company and had decided to accept their offer for a new position. I had been part of a fairly small group of people reporting to this manager. We worked well together, had complimentary skills and made our boss look good, so he saw my departure as very personal. No surprise. He was human and his first thoughts were about...Read more
Full Time Jobs - Going, Going, Gone?
Numerous reliable sources have recently reported that by the year 2020 fully 50% of all jobs will be 'contract'. If you haven't begun to think about what this may mean to you and your career, the time is now upon you to begin giving this some thought. Contract work covers a broad array of arrangements between a company and individuals performing work for them.
Contract work based on managing and completing a specific project. In this type of assignment the organization and the individual...Read more