We have all been there. It is 45 minutes into an hour long interview and the person holding our resume asks what seems like their final question. “Do you have any questions for me?” If you have done your homework, you likely have many specific questions about the organization and position. However, there is probably one question you haven’t asked that could help your chances of getting an offer.[Read more…]
Making a career decision: Parts one and two
There are three important aspects to consider when making a career decision, whether for the first time or tenth. Many times people confuse these three things and my job is to help them sort out how each of these three aspects impact their career decisions.[Read more…]
Making decisions about changing careers or jobs is often very hard. We need to consider many important factors. But science can help us!
When contemplating a change in your professional life there are many ways of achieving your desired outcomes. These outcomes are usually what prompt your desire for change. For example, you may want to feel some passion for your work that you don’t right now. You might want to have more time to pursue hobbies or spend with loved ones. Maybe you simply want to spend your days doing something that is more (or less!) challenging than your current work.[Read more…]
There are a lot of ways to figure out your next career move. The informational interview can be a big part of making a good decision. Read on to learn about the purpose best use of the informational interview.[Read more…]
More and more scientific research tells us that we need to try to more present. This means keeping your focus off the past and the future. How does meditation help improve that focus?
Many people with a form of anxiety characterized by over-worrying find that they spend an excessive amount of time pondering either the future or the past. Research published in the journal Science suggests that doing so worsens our mood. Does this very human tendency to get caught up in thoughts about the past and future affect you?[Read more…]