Control in Life and Career

I need control. In recent chats with my wife I’ve been thinking about what I want is control. In my recent blog posts I talk about switching from “job security,” where you give control to your employer, to “income security,” where you do things to give you more control. Ironically, at the end of the day, we can’t control much.  Cancer can knock out all of your plans (and finances). Death can shatter your world. And too many of us know, job loss can dismantle everything. Stephen Covey talks about...
Tags: Careers, Stephen Covey, Joe Job Seeker

How to Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check). She reminds family members to charge up their phones and laptops. The havoc the storm may, or may not, cause is unknown but she has taken proactive steps to get us through. If you travel by air, you’re acquainted with the standard safety instructio...
Tags: Wellness, Leadership, Careers, America, Gulf of Mexico, Ucla, Katie, Rae, American Psychological Association, New York Presbyterian, Herb Pardes, COVID, Shelly Taylor

Essential Tech Tools for Your HR Department

Your HR team needs to juggle with a wide range of duties, data, and paperwork that eat up a lot of their time. Fortunately, sophisticated technologies can facilitate their lives. By automating manual tasks, such as candidate screening, managing payroll, or collecting employee feedback, your HR department can finally focus on more complex and creative aspects of their jobs.   Here are a few essential HR tech tools you should invest in right now.   Image 1 –  Tech Tools for HR Department, Source...
Tags: Careers, HRMS, Nextiva, Employee Hiring, Online Business Phone Systems Today, Employee Recognition Software, Employee Review Platforms Apart, Payroll Tools Payroll

Socrates and Your Job Search

In your job search you must question assumptions, find new ways of doing things, and consistently find new ways to search. You will be better off the more you seek out and adopt new job search... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Market, Life Lessons, Job Search, Law Schools, Job Seekers, Socrates, Career Blog, Job Search Guru, New Job Opportunities, Finding a Job, Get A Job, Looking For Jobs, Method Of Socrates, Resume Site

Is It Unethical to Have Pets?

Sometimes people ask me about my stance on pets, so I’ll share that in this post. My family had a pet when I was growing up – a rabbit named Cinnamon. Sometimes it roamed freely around the backyard, while other times they kept it in a large cage. I wasn’t the rabbit’s main caregiver. At another time my first wife and I got a kitten. I don’t recall the exact year, but I think it was before we were married. We didn’t have the kitten long though. I found out that I was allergic to cats, so we...
Tags: Lifestyle, Careers, Values, Steve

Inviting Disappointment

If you’re active in online discussions, remember to invite discussions on topics that interest you. Don’t just post memes or trivial updates about your life. Don’t just read or respond to other people’s topics. Actually invite discussions to explore and advance what interests you. This may expose a weak social circle or a weak platform. You may feel resistance to inviting such discussions because you know a certain social circle isn’t up to the task. Maybe you’ve tested this a few times...
Tags: Relationships, Lifestyle, Careers, Berkeley, Steve, Don

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