Progress - Perfection

Still Looking For The Perfect Career?

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous …

Why no call back for the interview?

It’s natural to wonder the reasons you didn’t get an interview – or perhaps make it to the second round – for a job you thought was a perfect fit. Related: 5 Tips To Ace The In-Person Interview While I always feel it’s best to ask the hiring manager what went wrong, do a little self-analysis first. Didn’t get a call …

A Great Resume

Resume Essentials for the New Year

It’s no secret – writing your own resume is hard! In only a few seconds, you need to engage and intrigue the hiring staff, and prove you’re worth an interview. But how can you do that? Related: 3 Tips To Get Your Resume In The ‘Yes’ Pile If you feel like you’re in a resume writing rut you may be too …

Killed Career Mojo

What’s Killing Your Career Mojo?

Can you see me? Can you hear me? Does anything I say mean anything to you? Again and again, I hear from professionals who are not being seen, not being heard and, moreover, not being challenged on the job. On top of dealing with feeling invisible, there are large numbers of professionals that lack true validation from their supervisor and/or …

New Job

New Job – Starting it Right

In a new job, first impressions are so important. This is especially true at a new job where you’re meeting so many people for the first time, and most important of all, your new boss. Because this is such a pivotal moment, and so many recent college graduates are now meeting their new bosses for the first time this summer, the LifeGuides team …

Stuck Career

Career Stuck ? – Digging Out

A successful career is one of those life goals that is right in line with marriage, a mortgage, kids, and two bright and shiny new cars in the driveway. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. More often than any time in history, well-educated people are stuck in jobs that they’re overqualified for and feel blocked for promotions. So, why not …

Company Culture

Company Culture Red Flags

Aside from the unpleasantness, bad company culture is also bad for your career. Successful people tend to work for winners, and a good company culture has been shown to drive long term financial performance. Work for a happy place, and you’ll likely do better in life. However, that brings up a question. How can you know anything about a company’s culture when …

Best Fit Interview Prep

Best Fit Interview Prep

Best fit interview prep is one of the most important aspects of the job search However, the vast majority of job seekers simply wing the interview. They figure they know themselves pretty well, and just go in with the idea they can answer the questions quite easily. However, with this approach, one of two things will happen. You will either …

Time to Ride!

Let me get to the point. The pace of hiring for managers, professionals, and executives has accelerated significantly in Colorado in the last three months. On the average, our clients are landing positions much faster than the published national averages, and much, much faster than during the last 5 years. There may have been a time when sticking with your …

In the Right Career?

You’ve heard your whole life “We learn from our own mistakes.” And of course it’s true that knowledge we gain from our mistakes helps us progress in life with more confidence. BUT…  What would you share about the mistake of choosing the wrong career path? Do you think you will have enough time to learn anything from it? It could be the …

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“Should I stay or should I go?”

What to do when a long-time career no longer satisfies. If these 5 characterizations describe you, it’s time to explore your next move: You’ve simply had it. You may have made all the right moves and been awarded great promotions and raises, but you still wake up one day realizing, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” There’s enough discomfort or …

3 Basic Career Change Questions

Transitioning a career from one industry to another can be a hard change to make, but there are a few steps you can take to put yourself in the best possible position when you’re going from one field to a different one (whether it’s back to an old one or an entirely new one). Find the answer to these three …