Thinking about changing your career?
Mar27

Thinking about changing your career?

Are you dis-satisfied with your career and thinking about making a change? Perhaps you have been in the same job for many years and just want a change or you realize that they profession you chose earlier in life was not what you were passionate about. If this sounds like you, chances are you: Want a change Don’t like some aspect of what you do Can articulate what you are good at Have a good idea about what you do not know Are not...

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How Parents can help their Child’s Career
Feb18

How Parents can help their Child’s Career

First of all, kudos to the parents who realize that their child is struggling in their career and want to do something to help them. What you do and how you do it impacts how your child reacts to your help. Depending on the age of your child, they may take advice from you about their career, or not.  More often, they are at that age where your relationship is a little awkward. They are striving to be independent and let’s face it;...

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How to Find Your Employer’s Address

What do you do when you need to find your employer’s address after being fired and they are not responding to any requests for information? Here’s a situation that one reader wrote me about: I got fired from my job on Jan 3, 2014 due to being sick to many times. I tried to file unemployment and need the employer name and address, the company I work for is owned by another company and I don’t know the address of the company, we...

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How to write my ex-boss a thank you note for firing me
Jan13

How to write my ex-boss a thank you note for firing me

As I was looking for a topic to write about, I decided to check out what people were searching on find Elephants at Work and this caught my eye: how to write my ex-boss a thank you note for firing me. My first thought was, why would anyone want to write a thank you note when they got fired? Then again, there might be some very good reasons to do it. You were fired from a job that you hated. Perhaps being fired was the best thing that...

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How to Professionally Depart from an Employer
Nov06

How to Professionally Depart from an Employer

This letter – asking how to professionally depart from an employer – came in from a career coaching client who is caught up in an organizational reorganization at his company.  I have decided to no longer pursue opportunities within (company) and will be formally accepting their generous severance offer effective 12/31/13. I will be fully engaged in pursuing a new opportunity in 2014. Was wondering if you might have a few quick...

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Science Degree and Liberal Arts: A Career Savvy Move
Sep05

Science Degree and Liberal Arts: A Career Savvy Move

You don’t hear about it much – combining a science degree and liberal arts minor concentration in college. The fact is this combination can be a career savvy move and set you apart to get that dream job. Last night my nephew, a freshman at The University of Texas, announced that he was a triple major – math, physics and astronomy on Facebook. I admit – I was a little flippant and asked why not a quad major? I asked that question not...

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