The first lighthouses were lit with open flames. These fires were bright enough for mariners to recognize it was marking an area of danger or a landmark to guide them toward a safe harbor. As time went by these open flames moved toward candles, then lanterns and eventually electrically powered lights. Always keeping their purpose in mind and fulfilling it. Today lighthouses utilize various combinations of light flash patterns to distinguish themselves. This is especially so where a number … [Read more...]
Is Your Job Search Right For You?
"I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor." Condoleezza Rice The type of anchor utilized by an ocean going merchant ship which is attached to the vessel by heavy chain links – an anchor chain – would certainly not be used by a 16 ft. boat which mostly transits near the local coast. In fact these two anchors on the … [Read more...]
Are You Career Searching?
I hear from my initial meetings with clients that although the monthly reported unemployment numbers are at record lows, there are many people searching for positions. One of the reasons is people are switching from one company to another. From one type of career skill sets to another. In general this is easier to do when the job market is seeking candidates. Another reason is people who have been sitting on the sidelines for awhile are now returning to the job market. Who are these … [Read more...]
Follow Your Passion! Really?
Here we are getting ready for another season of college graduations and the commencement speakers. A survey conducted reflects that once you subtract any of the politically motivated speeches more than half of the remaining commencement speakers will have within their talk some wording to the subject of ‘follow your passion’. Now you are being asked on the eve of the Kentucky Derby - is this for real and really great advice – or, as any stable keeper will tell you even the horses that race in … [Read more...]
Want A Change? The Time Is Now!
If you are seeking a change in career or the work you perform – the time is now. Let’s not get caught up in politics, the reality is all size businesses are investing in their business and in their employees. Businesses of all types and sizes are making plans on how to grow their market share and their footprint. If you are enjoying what you are doing in your work and with your career it is great! Keep on doing what you do and it is a wonderful thing. For those who feel they want a change … [Read more...]