The Key to Becoming Resilient

A way to make it easier to rebound from rejection and other failures.

A Workover: Wants to Convert Volunteer Gig into a Paid Job

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Two Workovers: Back to School? Start a Simple Biz?

Advice I gave to two callers to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: A Nurse Wants a Raise

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program. Relevant to a wide range of negotiations.

A Workover: Do I Need to Be Completely Honest on My Resume?

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: Coping with a Co-Worker Who Drives You Nuts

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: B.A. Wants to Make a Difference and a Living

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: Be an ADHD Coach or Occupational Therapist?

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Workover: A Ph.D. in Art History Tries to Find Work

The advice I gave to a caller to my radio program.

Workover: Lawyer Who Became a SAHM for 9 Years Wants Back.

Edited transcript of the advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: 60-Year Old Hasn't Worked in Ten Years

How I advised a caller who needs and wants to go back to work.

11 Ways to Reduce Your Procrastination

Here is a buffet of tactics that can keep that career killer under control.

My Journey to Figuring Out How to Live Life

Thoughts on the life well-led and the meaning of life.

Nine Ways to Improve Your Time Management

We all seem to need to do more in less time. These tips can help.

12 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

These tactics have been effective for my clients...and for me.

Should You Become a Counselor or a Coach?

An internal debate to elucidate the issues.

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

Most people work hard for the money they give to charity, but that money often doesn't do as much good as it could.

Do We Necessarily Need to Be Social Animals?

An internal debate on how social to be, in and outside of work.

Four Easier Tips for Increasing Your Willpower

Traditional advice is too arduous. These tips are easier.

Five Easier Tips for Time Management

Most poor managers of time are insufficiently motivated to follow the usual recommendations.

What I Most and Least Trust

Whom and what can you trust?

12 Things That Make Bosses Want to Get Rid of an Employee

Do you do something likely to put you on your employer's chopping block?

Coping with Ever More Jobs Being Lost to Automation

The Germanwings co-pilot's suicide/murder offers a vivid example of why employers are increasingly looking to replace humans with computers and other machines.

Should You Have Cosmetic Surgery?

A debate on whether to have cosmetic surgery.

Contrarian Advice on Succeeding in Your Career

For those with doubts about the effectiveness of conventional career advice.

Getting Off to a Good Start on Your New Job

How to make the most of those first days on the job.

A Contrarian Approach to Negotiation

A kinder, gentler, often wiser approach to negotiating your compensation.

The Effective, Ethical, and Less Stressful Job Interview

You risk failure if you sit there passively and give canned answers.

Using Recruiters (Headhunters) Wisely

Why recruiters can be key to some job searches—and how best to use them.

Ethical (and Effective) Letters for Job Seekers

Job-seekers' letters are much more likely to be helpful if they are more human, honest and devoid of job-seeker jargon than the typical such letter. And your letter is much more likely to meet those criteria if you write it yourself, even if it's less well-written than if you hire a resume writer.

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