Stories by Debbie Walker

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Career Corner: Take a proactive approach to getting a job

In today’s competitive job market, individuals who hope to land a job must be willing to adopt strategies that will enhance their candidacy to targeted employers and abandon the ones that do not.
By Debbie Walker

Friday, May 17, 2013

Find a mentor to help you get dream career

Having a mentor has consistently proven to be a major resource for those who are seeking to advance in their respective professions. If you are looking for a second chance, and you are not ...
By Debbie Walker

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Career Corner: Beating long-term unemployment

Are you someone who has been unemployed for more than six months and has encountered some of the effects of long-term unemployment?
By Debbie Walker

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Career Corner: Create your list of 'must haves' for job

TV show illustrates staying or leaving a job.
By Debbie Walker

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Career Corner: Have a strategic career plan

Having a strategic career plan will help you to define the action steps by which you intend to take in order to achieve your goals.
By Debbie Walker

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Career Corner: Hard work alone is not enough

Don't fall prey to the myth that hard work alone will get you to top of your career.
By Debbie Walker

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Career Corner: Asking right question

Have you ever considered the power of questions? Getting from where you are to where you want to be begins with the use of questions.
By Debbie Walker

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Career Corner: We can live with change

In the movie The Company Men, three well-educated men's lives changed dramatically after they were unexpectedly fired from their jobs through a series of company-wide downsizings.
By Debbie Walker

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Career Corner: Defining dream is first step

Are you experiencing career dissatisfaction or feeling unfulfilled? Is it time for you to transform your career? If so, what is it that stops you from getting what you want?
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Career Corner: Self-evaluation could help

As the economy struggles and companies restructure, college graduates and seasoned professionals are finding themselves in the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed.
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

Relationships can advance a career

In the May/June 2003 issue of the Ivey Business Journal , Jason Wakeam, an executive with Hewlett-Packard, wrote an article, "The five factors of a strategic alliance."
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Plans, goals give you direction

Are you where you want to be in your career? Are you stuck in your career? Are you waiting for someone to tell you what career path you should pursue?
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Taking control vital to career success

When was the last time you have assessed and re-evaluated whether what you have done to get you where you are in your career will help you get where you want to be?
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Job loss teaches hard lessons

Here are some of the lessons I learned as I bounced back from an unexpected job loss.
By Debbie Walker

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cover letter basics can help you land interview

Though a résumé is designed to highlight skills, capabilities, accomplishments and education, an effective cover letter is designed to capture the interest of the hiring manager and ...
By Debbie Walker

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A good résumé is important when seeking job interview

What does your résumé say about you? Does your résumé focus on your past rather than your future? Or does your résumé highlight your unique talents and ...
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

Marketing plan can open door to job

How often do you receive unsolicited direct mail for products and services? Do you take time to open it or do you immediately discard it?
By Debbie Walker

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011

Workplace stress can cause health issues

Just like weeds can overtake healthy plants if left unattended, negative workplace situations and stress can bring about emotional and health problems in a healthy person if they are not addressed.
By Debbie Walker

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

Interview process requires practice

Most people I encounter say they consider the pre-interview preparation and face-to-face job interview process the most stressful and intimidating phases of their job-search activities.
By Debbie Walker

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010

Follow tips to cope with involuntary change

Baby boomers are seeing and experiencing the effects of the recession of 2007. They are forced to face career issues such as abilities and job performance, age discrimination, health concerns and ...
By Debbie Walker
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