With competency and identity issues addressed in earlier stages of adult development, those in mid-life (generally around ages 40-50) typically take a deeper dive into career transition. Of course, this period is not without its focus on family concerns (including work-life balance), as developmental constructs are interrelated. Career plateauing or obsolescence may be scary, but career development professionals may be able to support a mid-career change via therapeutic allia
December is a good month to review the past year, assess and set goals, and... STOP! Don't look back! Just because all the television news shows look back every December 31st, doesn't mean it is a helpful practice. There comes a time to let go of the past and move forward. Being future-focused starts with admitting that while learning occurred in the past, dwelling on history is a heavy weight. Shouldn't you start lifting weights in the new year?
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In a matter of seconds, someone could be hurt because a red flag was overlooked. In those same few seconds, 74+M google results covering the topic of red flags in job search pop up. Career development professionals have the obligation to behave with veracity (deal truthfully with clients) and beneficence (work for the good of the individual). Unfortunately, the world does not follow any such code and career changers are easy targets. Avoid or end the suffering of your client
Whether a review is about personal performance or the quality of a product, its only as good as the time put into creating it. The familiarity of book reviews belies their importance. The short posts following a product description on a store's website may do the opposite – not give enough information so as to be valuable. What is the balance when writing or looking at reviews? How much depth is needed? Does the expertise of the writer matter? And, perhaps the most important
At the end of every year, it is natural to look back and review the past events. Why not similarly review one’s career, when a job ends? Or evaluate a presentation after it is over? Anytime self-reflection occurs, the opportunity for growth increases. If you are not already encouraging this with your clients (or at least modeling it for them), the end of 2018 is an appropriate time to start. ~ Melanie Reinersman, email@example.com Photo by Matt Botsford on