Spring gets promoted as a time of new beginnings -- and it's
a fragile season. Buds appear on trees, only to become leaves
in a matter of days. Cherry blossoms, forsythia, and daffodils
seem to last just long enough for us to learn their names.
irreverent guide to career testing
Considering a career change but don't know what to do next?
Midlife, mid-career clients often begin their search by asking,
"Can I take a test to learn what career wold be best
of career choice and relocation
You've probably been taught not to stereotype people based
on race, religion or sex. But when you make a career or other
life choice, do you still make decisions based on stereotypes?
skills for a life transition
When you embark on a life transition, the skills that brought
you success in a former life will no longer work. It's like
trying to play football on a basketball team.
to It vs. Sinking into It
Transitions usually involve physical work: packing, driving,
running errands. And there's emotional upheaval: saying good-by,
facing fears, wrapping up paperwork.
before you leap
You may have heard the saying, "Leap and the Net Will
Appear." Generally, that guidance encourages us to make
a creative leap: start writing your novel, begin a painting
class, start a fitness program. As you become immersed in
your project, your intuition awakens and you find new ways
to express your creativity.
Monica Lewinsky Challange
Before Linda Tripp and Ken Starr entered her world, Monica
Lewinsky was headed for a public relations job at Revlon.
She would have been one among many attractuve young women
climbing the corporate ladder, anonymously.
Some people reserve the word "vocation" for religious
calling. Modern career planning encourages people to think
of a "life purpose" that guides and gives meaning
to a life, regardless of career.
toughest career decision you'll ever have to make
Many of us are influenced by the sports ethic: Never give
up! When a basketball team is down by 20 with 30 seconds on
the clock, the players never stop working. The spectators
might be filing out, and the winning team might be playing
the reserves, but the game goes on.