I get a lot of questions about job security, as more anxiety stems from economic disruption due to trade wars or technology disruption due to AI (artificial intelligence) and other innovations. In my latest Forbes post, I tackle the AI question and share five strategies to thrive in the AI workplace. But whether it is AI, trade wars, or some other disruption that changes your job, the best job security comes from being more valuable to your company by being there than by leaving.Read more
By Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
So you have some time off in between jobs -- it happens to everyone. Some people hide it better than others. Some people embrace the time as an opportunity. And some people feel the pressure. As a career counselor and career coach who has worked with individuals seeking career and job search advice, I am here to tell you that there is no need to feel sorry.Read more
By Julia Harris Wexler '84TC, '14BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
The current market is dynamic and changing more rapidly than ever before, due to technology. Regardless of your industry, performance metrics are more sophisticated than ever and those who are contemplating transitioning from one work place to another, or those shifting from their first job to their second (or third), need to keep these criteria top of mind in order to ensure success:Read more
At age 40, Mel Schwartz '94SW wanted more meaning and purpose in his life.
"Many years before, someone had asked me, 'What do you love to do?'" Schwartz told The Low Down. "I love to help people think about things differently."Read more
Several Columbia alumni are up for an award at this year's Tonys, set for Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Ahead of the event, which celebrates the best of the year in Broadway theater, read up on the talented and artistic Columbians in the running for the prize.
When I covered how to handle a bad performance review in Forbes, it was strictly from the angle that you deserved the negative feedback. Not that I wish a downturn in my readers' careers, but realistically, we all encounter ups and downs in a career. You need to know how to bounce back if your manager calls you out on poor results, declining performance, or other career setbacks, and yes, you can recover from a career setback.Read more