Welcome to BlogNotions' Career Blog

The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Self-Employed is the New Working

(This article originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union) Although the economy is improving, many highly-skilled workers are still looking for a job that will provide the same level of income they had before the Great Recession. Baby Boomers are particularly concerned; they often have significant financial commitments such as mortgages and worries about funding retirement. […]

Continue Reading

5 Ways to Help a Decision Maker Decide

My client, Laura, had invited me in to observe the spectacle. I watched as she carefully articulated her research findings and presented her “no brainer” suggestions to Mark. Each time Laura’s ideas were met with a similar response, “Thanks so much,” followed by a bogus reason of why the idea wouldn’t work. The conversation was […]

Continue Reading

The Power of a Road Trip

I spent many years in a “trust but verify” culture. What this meant was that I, and every executive above me, was expected to constantly show up in the retail stores to experience what was happening as the customers would. Is there a bird’s nest over the front entrance risking bird poop falling on a […]

Continue Reading

Write to Remember

The arrival of tablet technology (iPad, Samsung and others) has made it easier than ever to use your tablet as a one stop device. Many people use tablets to take notes in meetings or in class because typing your notes makes them more readable and easier to store, email, and share. But you may be […]

Continue Reading

How to Overcome Stage Fright

I was deeply worried that my Dad was right, there would be no way I could hold it together to sing at my Mom’s funeral. I envisioned myself as a weepy mess at the front of the church. But for me, singing is a prayer, and after the hundreds of concerts my parents attended to […]

Continue Reading

Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our May Festival is all about energizing leadership. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors, ! Next month’s Festival is all about beginnings, fresh starts, and launching well. New contributors welcome. Energizing Ourselves We often plough so much energy […]

Continue Reading

7 Questions You Should Ask When You Launch a New Project

I’m launching a new project that will significantly propel the LGL mission of growing leaders with the confidence and humility to make a deeper impact on the world. It’s a strong team, and I found us organically asking one another questions to frame our mission and set us up for success. There was no checklist, but […]

Continue Reading

How to Choose Your First Job

(This article originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union.) It’s graduate time, and thousands of new graduates will be entering the market looking for their first “real” job. I’ve been asked by many graduates (and their parents) for advice. The Ladders recently asked me to publish a post for their growing demographic of career-driven professionals in […]

Continue Reading

Graceful Rejections

One complaint I consistently hear from jobseekers is how brutal the application process can be. Candidates often put in hours of research and editing time to make sure their resume is targeted to the position. Most online application systems are slow and complex to navigate. And after all that effort, most companies don’t even acknowledge […]

Continue Reading

How to Hack Your First Job

It’s graduate time, and thousands of young graduates will be entering the market looking for their first “real” job. Many of them (and their parents) find this time to be filled with anxiety. Will I be competitive? Will I get a job that inspires me (and pays the bills)? Will I make enough to move […]

Continue Reading