Thursday, October 27, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” – Tony Robbins

“The person you will be in five years depends largely on the information you feed your mind today.”  Unknown 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving” – Oliver Wendall Holmes

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." – Dalai Lama

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."  John Quincy Adams

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves." ~ Viktor E. Frankl

“Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations.” ~ Unknown

Friday, October 14, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"~ Audrey Hepburn

"There are two types of pain you will go through in life:  the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.  Discipline weight ounces while regret weighs tons." ~ Jim Rohn

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Many people over the years have ask me the reason for giving two weeks’ notice, and why it’s important in leaving a job.  This subject often comes up when someone I know or a client feels like they were mistreated and either want to “get back” at the employer by just leaving, or don’t feel it is warranted based on their perceived or true maltreatment in the workplace.  Certainly anyone can justify merely not showing up one day and “sticking it to the man,” but I am here to argue that is not the way to end your employment at any company. 
First, you don’t know what a past employer might say when called for a reference.  Some employers are told by lawyers not to say anything but the dates of employment for any past employee, however they can say anything they like – there is no law against it.  Leaving in the best way, by giving that two weeks’ notice may be just the thing that gets you a great reference, or at least keeps them from saying anything negative about you. 
Second, you know that you did the right thing and that is important.  Young people are especially bad about quitting jobs on a whim, but later in life they regret that decision as they mature in workplace ethics and career management.  Why have this type of regret looming over you, don't add to the list by just quitting without notification. 
Three, and maybe most importantly, many companies will allow you to return to their organization years later, with all of your tenure, vacation time, etc., if you just give two weeks’ notice and then actually show up and work through that two weeks.  You leave in what they call “good stead” which means for all intents and purposes you have done the mature thing.  You may say, I would never go back, but don’t be so sure, as we can never truly know what might happen five or even 10 years down the road. 

Make a good decision when leaving an organization.  Whether they let you stay the two weeks or tell you to clean out your desk leave immediately, you have used proper career management etiquette and just may get a positive review from doing so or another job when you need one years in the future.  To your career success!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

In any given moment, we have two options, to step forward into growth or to step back into safety. ~ Abraham Maslow

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it's safe or certain. ~ Anonymous

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“The bad news: nothing is permanent. The good news: nothing is permanent.” ~ Lolly Daskal

“Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.” ~ Simon Sinek

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

“Only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward, and the sooner you get that, the sooner your life gets into gear.  What matters now is this moment and your willingness to see this moment for what it is.  Accept it, forgive the past, take responsibility, and move forward.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“When you look to learn from your day - your future days will be filled with many successes” ~ Unknown