Good Icebreakers For A Networking Event


After months of saying that you’re going to strengthen your professional network, you’ve finally decided that it’s time for the rubber to meet the road and attend a networking event. Getting up and going to a networking event is half the battle. But the hardest part is talking to people and building new connections. HiHello […]

8 Tips For Conducting An Effective Job Search


If you’re conducting an active job search, you’ve probably realized the traditional methods used to obtain employment are no longer effective. If you only apply for job opportunities using job boards and wait for calls to roll in, it won’t get you very far these days. So, we’ve developed eight tips for conducting an effective […]

How To Answer The Dreaded “Tell Me About Yourself” Question


The dreaded interview question, “Tell me about yourself,” stumps a lot of folks. People of all ages and experience levels often fail to answer this question correctly, in a way that conveys meaningful information to the interviewer—information they will actually use to consider your candidacy. First off, please know the interviewer is not asking you […]

Management & Beekeeping: 3 Tips For Managing A Software Team


Last month marked an interesting moment for me—the average tenure of my team hit the 10-year mark. We have had our fair share of churn, but it gave me a moment of pause—I am struck by how much time that is. When I first got hired in this particular storyline of my career, my boss […]

5 Ways To Get More Challenging Tasks At Work


Everyone wants a job that is stimulating and exciting. Unfortunately, many employees experience days or even long stretches where they become bored with their job or even fall into a rut that seems impossible to overcome. If you have found your job isn’t as satisfying as it once was, you can make changes to improve […]

Can technologically mediated career guidance address inequalities


On Wednesday I was invited to address the OECD’s conference Future dreaming: Career guidance in the age of digital technologies. I was invited to be part of a session looking at the intersection between digital technologies and social justice. This builds on the paper that I published with the OECD earlier this year called Challenging […]

Career education for social justice and equity: In memory of Ronald Sultana


Last week, Rie Thomsen and I gave a webinar to practitioners in Australia via MyFuture. In it we talked about career guidance and social justice, paid tribute to the work of Ronald Sultana and set out our five signposts model. There seemed to be a lot of interest in these approaches. We will hopefully be […]