Linked – Tell Employees What It Takes to Get a Promotion

Linked – Tell Employees What It Takes to Get a Promotion

This headline seems obvious. If you have an employee who has set a goal of being promoted to the next level of your organization, you should be able to tell them what is required. Yet, in many companies, it’s not that easy. There could be several reasons for this, but these are the ones I’ve seen and heard in my years:

Linked – Ask the Career Coach: How to Research Employers for Your Next Interview

Linked – Ask the Career Coach: How to Research Employers for Your Next Interview

The first time I heard the advice to research the company before interviewing was before the internet, so you’d think that in 2024, researching the company should be very difficult compared to those days. However, I also think that many of us who offer that advice to younger jobseekers forget that they may have the…

Is It Time to Retire Values Like Resiliency and Grit in the Workplace?

Is It Time to Retire Values Like Resiliency and Grit in the Workplace?

We are seeing a demand to create jobs that don’t require ever-growing amounts of grit and resilience. It’s not the worst idea I’ve heard. It places responsibility where it belongs—on employers. Instead of pushing people to break and replacing them with the next person and repeating the cycle, it allows workers to have a career and a life outside of work. I don’t think that is too much to expect.

Linked – People in 20s more likely to be out of work because of poor mental health than those in early 40s

Linked – People in 20s more likely to be out of work because of poor mental health than those in early 40s

When you’re young and not on the standard education/career path due to mental health, there’s no career history or learned skills to fall back on. I think many employers would view you as unemployable in our current environment. I’m not saying that should be how it is, but it is likely the way it is. My story illustrates the path out of that, but it also contains some privilege. I was able to go to therapy. My family gave me a place to live while I wasn’t working. I had access to learning tools. I had to work hard to create opportunities to learn new skills, but I also found myself in places where I could do that. I had help.