Entries by CAPTIS

Why You Need to Be a Career Activist

By Peter Weddle — Heres a sobering truth for all of you out there who are happily employed: if youre not looking for your next job, youre probably looking at a period of forced unemployment. What do I mean? Consider this: the average tenure of a CEO is now less than four years. Why should […]

Be a Good Consumer

By Peter Weddle — One of the most important aspects of a successful job search is good consumer behavior. You have to shop smart for an employer. Now, I know thats easier said than done, but its worth the effort. Why? Because research shows that the number one reason a person doesnt work out when […]

Backing Out of Work; Renege on a Job Commitment at Your Own Risk

It likely won’t result in legal penalties, but could leave a stain on your career and future opportunities. In the sports world, it makes headlines when someone like basketball coach Billy Donovan walks away from a signed contract. But when it happens in the business world, the silence can be deafening. If a potential hire […]

To Relocate or Not to Relocate?

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — So your employer has asked you to move to another job in another city. Resist saying yes immediately. Instead, find out precisely what’s being offered to you. It’s easy to underestimate the adjustment that a move will require. Here are four questions to ask before agreeing to relocate: Will you face […]

NetWORKing for Success Online

By Peter Weddle — We recently took a look at the responses to date in our ongoing poll of job seekers on the Internet. For those of you who may not know, we at WEDDLEs have been conducting this survey since 1996, asking both active and passive job seekers what they do in an online […]

We Are All Star Stuff

By Peter Weddle — We live in an era that sets limits. The conventional wisdom is that we are constrained by our background and upbringing, our access to opportunities, our exposure to biases, our bosses and employers. Our reality, in essence, is defined by our boundaries. Recent research into the origins of the universe, however, […]

Look Like a Work-in-Progress

By Peter Weddle – Most of us try to tie ourselves up into a nice, complete package on our resume. We list all of our degrees and certifications, all of the employers for which weve worked, and all of the positions weve held. We describe all of our skills, all of our accomplishments, and all […]

The World Is Flat

By Peter Weddle — Thats the name of a 2006 book by The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman. As Friedman sees it, the earth lost its globular quality because the advanced technology developed over the past twenty-five years has leveled the playing field among the nations of the world. Now, engineers in New […]

Treat Your Career as an Investment

By Peter Weddle — More than half of all Americans are now invested in the stock market. Some are more active than others, but all want to achieve significant, positive results. Most also understand that its up to them to make it happen. Whatever their goalgreat wealth or a great retirementthey have to set the […]