Michael Sterling
One More Thing…. (Ways to Get Your Job Application Noticed)

  I’ll just say it. I don’t wait well. Do you? I admit that I push the elevator button more than once. I watch the clock in the doctor’s waiting room. Even the Express Lane at the grocery store isn’t fast enough. I usually head for the self check-out (unless there’s a line!).   Waiting […]


Michael Sterling
9 Must-Haves for the Public Accountant Job Search

  Fun fact: it’s peak hiring season for public accounting. Whether you’re on the hunt or thinking of making a move in the future, every successful job quest requires planning. Planning requires research, which requires time. To make it easy, here’s a roundup of our essential resources for a public accountant job search.   9 […]


Michael Sterling
What’s Your Professional Pain Threshold?

  Whether you realize it or not you have one – a professional pain threshold. It’s the upper level of tolerance for your current job. Consider it the final straw–the one that breaks the proverbial camel’s back.   Everyone’s threshold is different. We rarely know what the last straw is until suddenly – there it […]


Michael Sterling
TMI Will Sink Your Job Search: 4 Key Resume Don’ts

  TMI: Too Much Information!  The curse of overkill.    Thanks to Facebook and other social media, sharing our lives is the norm. However, there’s sharing and then there’s over-sharing. Never over-share during a job search.   Don’t Get Voted Off the Island   First, let’s talk resumes. There’s a lot written about what to include […]


Michael Sterling
The Job Hunter’s Guide to Communication: Dos & Don’ts

  Phone. Email. Text. Social Media. The menu of communication choices today is vast. Using the wrong communication can and will get you ousted from a job opportunity. How do you choose the right channel for each stage of a job search? Follow simple communication protocol.   The Job Hunter’s Guide to Communication   First […]


Michael Sterling
Hate Your Job? You’re Not Alone!

  Why You’re Bored at Work   This is the fourth and final article on boredom and how it can turn previously productive professionals into zombies. For links to my first three articles in this series, see below.   In my last two posts, I outlined five of the six reasons why previously motivated professionals […]


Michael Sterling
Are You Bored? Two Reasons Why…

  Can’t Get Your Mojo in Motion   It’s no wonder so many people count themselves among the zombies (see my last article: “The Walking Dead: How Changing Jobs Can Revive Your Career.”) who show up for work each day. When two-thirds of people report feeling tired or bored at work, it’s time to ask […]


Michael Sterling
The Walking Dead: How Changing Jobs Can Revive Your Career

  Beware: There are zombies in the workplace. Are you one of them?   If you’re a ‘Dead Head’, simply roaming through your daily work, you need to revitalize.  Often a job change is the best way to resurrect yourself and your career.   We all know changing jobs is stressful. As traumatic as leaving […]


Michael Sterling
Four Strategic Reasons for Changing Jobs

  Career Lookout: Climbing the Ladder of Success   There are many deeply personal reasons to change your employment situation. However, from a purely tactical point of view, there are four strategic reasons to change jobs within the same (or similar) career field three times during the first ten years of your career:   Broader […]

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