You know it’s coming down the pike, but the timing hasn’t been right. The truth is, once retirement is on your radar, it’s never too early to start considering your options. You may be surprised to learn that it can take up to three years before retirement is official to evaluate your interests and develop a plan to make full use of your time, talent, and resources in the next phase of your life.
By Debbie Lousberg
By Keven Dronen
The dreaded and often fear-inducing word “networking” gets thrown around on a regular basis. If you have recently found yourself in a job transition, you’ve probably heard your career coach start every other sentence with the “Power of Networking” chant. He or she likely encouraged you to spend the highest percentage of your job-seeking time on networking rather than online postings and recruiters, because statistically most job connections are created through networking.
By Fred Zarf
You’re involved in some of the most important work you’ll ever do - searching for that next position, one that provides the satisfaction, enjoyment, career progression, and salary/benefits you desire. Many job seekers jump in with a flurry of activity … and activity feels good. After all, that’s what we are all used to in our jobs: work activity that is purposeful, planned, and designed to accomplish specific goals.