Career Fitness Newsletter

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Online Job Searching

The Internet is now an integral part of the job search process for most Americans. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a skilled tradesperson, a midlevel professional or a senior executive, if you’re looking for a new or better job, there’s a very high likelihood that you will visit one or more job boards (e.g.,,

Career Fitness: Use a Smart Resume

Faced with increasingly more able competitors around the world, employers are now seeking workers who can make a difference on the job.  They describe these individuals as “A” level performers or with the more general term “talent,” but what they really want is nothing more (or less) than smart workers.  How can you prove you

WEDDLE’s CareerFitness Newsletter: July Edition

Welcome to Peter Weddle’s CareerFitness Newsletter.  We hope you find it interesting and useful, whether you’re looking for a new job or a better one. The secret to success in today’s unpredictable world of work is developing a strong, resilient and dependable career.  And Career Fitness is the single best way to achieve that goal.

A Prescription for the Soul

A Prescription for the Soul is an intriguing and soul-searching novel that asks – and tries to answer – some very disquieting questions on American morality and values. –Foreword Reviews There has never been a more appropriate or important time for a book like A Prescription for the Soul. This historical novel goes beyond a

Career Fitness: Make Sure You Get Career Insurance

A recent survey by Glassdoor found that 45 percent of those who are currently employed expect to change jobs within the next 12 months. What kind of position will they consider? The same kind a person in transition should be looking for: a career advancement opportunity. There are, of course, many different reasons for taking

Career Fitness: Listen to Your Mother (to Find a Great Job)

It’s all the rage these days. If you’re in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why? The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach the right person – no matter how distant and tenuous the link – you can depend on them to help you land a

Career Fitness: The Employer Litmus Test

It’s easy to apply for jobs online, so it makes perfect sense to shotgun out dozens or even hundreds of applications and hope the Law of Averages works in you favor. That seems to be the approach a lot of folks are taking in the job market these days, and in most cases, it’s a

Think of Yourself as a “Person of Talent”

The key to career success is to think of yourself as a “person of talent.” To do that, however, you must first recognize your talent. Talent is not your acquired skills or even your field of expertise. It is your natural “capacity for excellence.” Happily, all of us have such a capacity. It is an

The High School Sweetheart Approach to Employment

The world of work has changed.  That’s obvious.  What isn’t so clear is how that change will affect our employment.  If the gold watch and career ladder are gone, what kind of relationship will we have with our employers? Enter the metaphors.  Folks are trying to explain the new employment experience by comparing it to

The Divergent Job Seeker

If you have a young adult in the house, you probably have heard of the book series entitled Divergent.  Now a hit movie, it’s the story of a young girl who doesn’t fit the mold in a dystopian future society.  Unlike most of her peers, she isn’t defined by the accepted attributes of her group,