• Talking to a friend over the weekend, I found myself saying that it's almost easier to plan a career change when you're already working at a job/in a career that you can tolerate.  I think the thought struck me because it flies in the face of the common practice of "taking the leap", "cutting the cord", or any other number of metaphors for leaving your current job so you can focus on your next step. Now before going any further its important to say that this approach can work for some people. In fact, there are probably some individuals for whom the only way to make a drastic change is to take drastic action. But my guess is that this

    Aug 25,
  • It's usually an accumulation of small comments that tips you off.  Perhaps during your weekly/monthly/yearly phone call with your daughter you start to hear a common sentiment:  "It felt like a great job at first but now I'm not sure...," or "I'm as bored at this job as I was at the last one. I still don't know what to do with my life...," or even "I had another talk with my supervisor."    You're a parent.  You know your child. And you can see the problem coming. No matter how it's said, the point is the same: your kid needs a different career. But is there anything that you can (or should) do? Fair question. You're a parent.  You

    Sep 06,