Stepping Toward Career Change

Greetings! As summer transitions into fall, and the memory of your vacation to the shore or the mountains is fading fast, it might be time for a new career transition for you. While summer is great fun, if you’re returning to a job this fall that is sheer...

Temp-to Hire Trend Strengthens

Corporations in the Boston area are tapping into flexible work arrangements by using temp-to-hire strategies, enabling them to try before they buy. This is being motivated partly by the projected employee shortfall of abut 10 million by 2010.Robert Lope, VP of...

Big changes in the hiring process

One of the biggest changes that will take place in the future is the way in which companies hire their employees. Here are four ways in which hiring practices will change: Recruiting young employees will become number one priority, as Gen X is downshifting to spend...

Be Your Own Career Manager

The famous proverb, “Physician, heal thyself,” can be adapted very nicely to the workplace as in: “Employee, manage thyself.”The days are long gone when an employee could be assured that their company would guide them up the ladder to success...

How to Combat Age Discrimination

As I am working with my clients, I am finding that age discrimination doesn’t begin at 60. Many workers in their 50s and even in their 40s are being confronted with age discrimination in their job search. To cut costs, many companies are dropping workers in...

Conquering Age Discrimination

Unfortunately, age discrimination is alive and well in many organizations. Coupled with the fact that more and more workers in their 40s and 50s are in the job market because of layoffs, reorgs, and buyouts, age discrimination is a factor that many of us will...

Effective Email Cover Letters

In this high-tech age, it is very easy to apply for a number of jobs in one day through the Internet. Most companies advertise their open positions on their Web sites, using detailed job descriptions and easy-to-follow directions on how to apply for them.This is where...

How to Write a Good Cover Letter

Your cover letter is the first chance you have to make a good impression on your future employer. A good cover letter can open up the door to the next step in your job-search process, while a bad cover letter can slam the door shut on your chances of ever even getting...

Behavioral Interviewing

With spring in the air and the job market in bloom, I thought I would focus this article on an often-forgotten part of the job search-prepping for job interviews. Most of you are familiar with traditional interview questions, such as “Tell me about...

April 2007—Storytelling

This month, I decided to focus our newsletter on the importance of storytelling. In coaching my clients, I have noticed that although they have fantastic degrees and backgrounds, their ability to tell impactful stories is fairly limited. For me, storytelling is...