Career Builders: Online Career Education Center

This page contains a list of what I call Best Career Builders: resources and links that I have personally found useful and would recommend to all professionals and executives who want a more focused way to undertake career research and/or enhance their career education and training. ONLINE CAREER BUILDERS Career Websites QuintCareers.com This site gets …

Is Your Job Skills List Complete?

The Job Skills List For Excellent Employees If you aspire to reach the pinnacle of the career ladder and to enjoy a level of financial independence, this page can help you reality check if you have the skills that employers most highly value, so that you can reach your goal in the shortest time frame. …

Transferable Skills: What You Must Have When Finding A New Career

Transferable skills are skills you have acquired from past and present activities (including but not limited to work skills) that can be transferred and used in a new job or career. Why Are Transferable Skills Important? There are two strong reasons. The first is aptly explained in The Unwritten Laws of Business: “If your skills …

Guide To Surviving A Hostile Work Environment

Define Hostile Work Environment According to Nolo.com, a hostile working environment is one where discriminatory and unwelcome conduct becomes so “severe or pervasive” that it alters an employee’s conditions of employment and creates an “abusive work environment”. Examples Of Hostile Work Environment In America, courts have interpreted harassment in the workplace to mean speech or …

Careers And Mental Health: The Connection

Link Between Mental Health And Employment Unemployed persons are twice as likely to have serious mental health problems requiring psychological or medical treatment compared to employed people. This is the finding of a study published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. At the same time, a poll found that nearly 30 percent of Americans say …

Strengths And Weaknesses: Your Signposts To Success

What Are Your Strengths And Weaknesses? Growing up, I remember being asked to write out a list of personal strengths and weaknesses. The idea was that by identifying my weaknesses, I should work hard to overcome them so I could become a better person. The same sort of thinking dominated my school years. It inevitably …

Smart Goal Setting For Maximum Achievement

How Can Smart Goal Setting Help You Succeed? Why is goal setting important? Whatever our dreams and vision in life, goal setting stands out as one of the basic life skills we must master, right up there with developing leadership skills, decision making skills, and effective communication skills. But goal setting techniques and strategies aren’t …

Career Counseling FAQs

Who Could Benefit From Career Counseling? This page is for career women who are confused about their career options and want help to: clarify their best career choices explore a career change idea gain basic career education review their careers. For someone at a defining point in her career, having access to career counseling can …

Work from home, Mom! We like it that way!

When anyone asks me what I do, I tell them I work from home. The reaction is usually a mixture: surprise, curiosity and “I’d like that too!” Which makes me think: maybe if more moms knew about the home based opportunities available and how to find the ones that suit their situation, they would have …

The Working Woman’s Dilemma

This page is for the working woman who aspires to 21st century career success but occasionally loses sight of the big picture. The first important back-to-basics question to ask yourself: What do I really want? It amazes me now, but I was a career woman for 11 years and never asked myself this question until …