Think You’re Too Old? That Employer Might Think So Too

With some of the recent unemployment statistics it’s no surprise age discrimination continues to be a hot topic. Looking for a job is hard enough.  Feeling as if you are being discriminated against for any reason makes it even harder to keep moving forward.   There certainly are documented cases of age discrimination. Yet often job seekers create a trap of their own making when it comes to feeling “too old.”  ...more

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Networking – Your Job Search Secret Weapon

When it comes to your job search, networking is the fiercest tool in your arsenal.  No other technique even comes close.  Why?  For starters, many job openings are not ever advertised.  New openings are discussed at the coffee machine and spread by word of mouth. People will ask around the office if anyone knows anyone with the qualifications for the open role. A memo might be posted directing people to submit resumes to Human Resources.  It is by networking and knowing people that you gain access to these unadvertised jobs.  ...more

Networking is the be-all and end-all of going back to work. For stay-at-home moms looking to ...more

Job Search Blues -- How to Stay Positive

It is a difficult to be between jobs. Even though another job will eventually come to you, it can be challenging to stay positive and motivated.  Searching and rejection can be emotionally and physically exhausting.  It is easy to become anxious, depressed and suffer feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.  ...more

Career Planning for Creative Professionals

From the day you graduate you have to have a plan for your career. Seems daunting if all you are looking for right now is a job. But if you don’t have some kind of plan, it is easy to get off track.   We all know someone that may have graduated with a degree in a specific field, only to wind up doing something completely different. It is easy to be swept up in accepting the first job offer. But where will it lead?  ...more

Hooray for the Champions

As small business owners keeping the pipeline full is an ongoing priority.  It’s taken my business partner and me years to navigate the “how to’s” of working with large companies and government departments. Our firm has obtained certification with programs like the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Encouraging Diversity Growth & Equity (EDGE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).   ...more

5 Reasons You're Miserable at Work and What to Do About It

Kathy Caprino Last week, I held a free teleclass for women on the “5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work and What To Do About It,” based on key findings from my national research with scores of working women across the country...more

Why is Career Change So Challenging?

Kathy Caprino In preparing to launch my new summer Career Change teleseminar program – Change Your Career—Change Your Life!, I’ve been thinking about why it’s so hard for many midlife women to find -- and maintain -- a joyful and successful career, and why it’s so challenging to shift out of one career into another, to a more fulfilling path. ...more

Never Listen to Advice Based in Personal Fear!

You’ve met them in your family, your circle of friends—your co-workers. They are everywhere and they are very VOCAL.  These are the people who love to give you advice....more

The Sheer Power of Silence

Silence has the power to shake us at the core.  It also has the power to allow us to tap into the deepest and most important pieces of ourselves so we create our life, our business, our careers, our relationships, and our every single precious day in a way that is meaningful.  Eight years ago this Friday, 9/11 created a powerful hush that moved many to make lasting changes in their lives.  For others their proclamation of change fell by the wayside as emotions were forgotten or buried on the way back to status-quo because fear or complacency took the driver's seat. ...more

A form of silence I love is the silence at a sporting event when national anthems are ...more