Career development advice for mid-life mid-career executives and managers: Job search following a layoff. This is one of my older videos – for a more recent one, click here.
Q. “When my application, idea or proposal gets rejected, should my next move be “Ask for feedback?” A. Here’s one of the few times I’d say, “Never!” Okay. “Hardly ever.” Instead …
Some time ago the Wall Street Journal carried a story about a 49-year-old public relations specialist, laid off four years ago, currently working as a seasonal post office employee. “Could he hope to be back on a payroll?” the article asked. Here’s what I’d advise if he called me. (1) Gain momentum early. When you […]
A few weeks ago I attended a networking event with some very impressive people. One participant “Curtis” had recently left his job as a corporate vice president. He’d obviously enjoyed considerable success, yet he was clearly nervous about networking. Curtis introduced himself almost apologetically, with self-deprecating humor about his situation. He had found some consulting […]
Nearly every week I talk to someone who is REALLY eager to get the hell out of Dodge. They’re usually experienced senior executives. They want to become self-employed, and sometimes they NEED to take action because they anticipate layoffs, downsizing and their own daily frustration. So why haven’t you escaped yet? You need your benefits […]