Tag Archives: career change

Is No Job Better than the Wrong Job?

How do you know whether that new job is the right job for you? What can you do to check out — or “vet” — a potential employer before committing yourself to a new position? The importance of a thorough … Continue reading

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A Hiring Story with Update on Lynda C. Watts

To my regular readers, THANK YOU for your patience while I’ve made the transition back into the world of formal employment.  That transition included a move from St. Louis, Mo. to Kansas City (Overland Park), KS — and all that comes with … Continue reading

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NPO Leadership: CEOs with Control Issues

The NPO CEO with control issues — Is the organization doomed for failure?  Yes, it is. I’ve written about leadership, and I’ve written about nonprofits, but I’ve yet to write specifically about nonprofit leadership.  It’s time. And, for the record … Continue reading

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Narrowing Your Focus to Expand Your Options

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Do you wear so many hats that their cumulative weight obstructs your true identity? Your various life pursuits — such as finding a job or making a career change — … Continue reading

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Job Interviewing Tips & Strategies — Part III

At last … The 3rd and final article in this Job Interviewing series.  If you’ve not done so already, you’ll first want to read Part I and Part II, as the principles are cumulative. Now that the interview is behind … Continue reading

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Storms & Perspectives: The Value of Change in Hard Times

Countless motivational sites, free email subscriptions to daily motivational quotes, and well-intended “uplifting” rhetoric from every talking head on the tube, have combined to dilute the value of what we know as “motivation.” Like the calluses our hands develop from … Continue reading

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The Job Interview: “Tell Me About Yourself”

You finally got the interview you’ve worked so hard to secure, you’ve donned your best “power suit,” polished your shoes, and you find yourself staring across the desk into the bored, over-worked eyes of a hiring manager. In spite of … Continue reading

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