Month: October 2012

Putting the Boom Back In Baby Boomer Careers

If you’re in transition and of a certain age (like me), take a look at “To Be a Winner in Today’s Job Market, See Yourself That Way” the first article in my 3-part series for Baby Boomers at http://bit.ly/TknCwp. Work Strong, Peter

A Resume That’s Catnip to Employers

According to a recent survey, almost all of us are always looking for a better job. So, here’s some unconventional advice. Never look complete. Unlike in times past, when the goal was to look as finished as possible, today you want to position yourself as a “work in progress.” As I describe in my novel,

Job Search Books Are Boring

Job Search Books Are Boring For most of us, reading a book about job search tactics is about as enjoyable as a root canal. And yet, understanding how the world of work has changed and what those changes mean for job seekers is absolutely essential to success. What should you do? Read a job search

Employer’s Blind Spot

Why does almost every employer on the planet have a “normal” distribution of performance appraisal scores? Why do so many companies think we humans fall into three groups: a very small number of superior performers, a relatively small number of substandard performers and a huge number of average types in the middle? Well, guess what.

Job Search Books Are Boring

Job Search Books Are Boring For most of us, reading a book about job search tactics is about as enjoyable as a root canal. And yet, understanding how the world of work has changed and what those changes mean for job seekers is absolutely essential to success. What should you do? Read a job search

A Dirty Little Secret

Economists have long reassured people “that new jobs would be created even as old ones were eliminated. For over 200 years, the economists were right. Despite massive automation of millions of jobs, more Americans had jobs at the end of each decade up through the end of the 20th century. However, this empirical fact conceals