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  • How to Make Money as an Online Tutor May 1, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Joanne Kaminski, an expert about how to make money as an online tutor. Online tutoring is a great work-from-home business to launch and run because the startup cost is low and the demand for services is high. I asked Joanne the questions that I think most aspiring online tutors would most […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Delegate March 30, 2019
    Learning how to delegate effectively is one of the first tasks for any new manager. While delegation is an important leadership skill, the psychology of delegation is challenging for many people. Here are some of the most common reasons for delegation failures and suggested solutions. You prefer the individual contributor role. When a new manager […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Land a Job March 12, 2019
    If you are a job seeker who has applied to a lot of jobs without success, you might wonder about the best strategies about how to land a job. Thanks to SilkRoad, a consulting company that specializes in onboarding new employees, we have lots of data to answer that question. Every year, SilkRoad publishes a […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • 10 Lessons About Creativity From a Neuroscientist and a Composer January 25, 2019
    Recently I read The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World. Here are 10 lessons about creativity from the authors, a neuroscientist (David Eagleman) and a composer (Anthony Brandt): 1. Of all the species, humans are unique in their inventiveness and drive for novelty. While we do have some preferences for the predictable and […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • What Does Science Say About New Year’s Resolutions? December 31, 2018
    I almost didn’t write this blog post because it is such a cliché for psychologists to write about New Year’s resolutions. However, my curiosity won out because I wanted to know what science says about New Year’s resolutions because there are so many articles claiming to offer good advice but providing no credible sources for […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Find Software Industry Jobs in Seattle December 19, 2018
    Dear Dr. Civitelli, I am a software development manager in New York City. My career is going well but I don’t think NYC is the place for me, long-term. I recently visited Seattle, WA, and I fell in love with it. Seattle is beautiful! If I wanted to move there, could you tell me how […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Anti-Ageism Job Search Success Stories November 25, 2018
    Ageism is one of the most frustrating challenges for job seekers age 50+ (or younger in many industries) so I started collecting anti-ageism success stories so that job seekers could study real-life examples of people who launched or continued careers when they were older. The employers are all named to give credit but the job […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Tech Job Search Success Story November 9, 2018
    Today’s interview is with job search success story Jeff Shaevel. I met Jeff in Austin Digital Jobs. He shared his story as a 58-year-old job seeker and he impressed me so much, I wanted to know all the details. He graciously agreed to share his philosophy and advice about how to navigate a successful job […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • Should You Move for a Job? August 6, 2018
    A common career decision is whether to move for a job opportunity or to stay in a place where you already have strong ties to family and friends. There isn’t one right answer, of course, as people have different values and priorities, so I interviewed people who made different decisions to hear their perspectives for […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

  • How to Use Volunteer Work to Make a Career Change July 26, 2018
    My career change from tech to career counseling started with a volunteer experience. At the beginning of my career change, I had no relevant job experience and I had taken only one undergraduate class that was even slightly relevant to counseling (it was Introductory Psychology). Doing volunteer work is an excellent way to gain experience […]

    Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.

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  • A Millennial-Friendly Workplace Is All About Getting the Values Right May 20, 2019
    Millennials. Chances are you manage at least one. You may even be one yourself! Poised to make up 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, this generation of future company leaders has a lot to learn from — and give to — your organization. Yes, Generation Y — definitions vary, but for our purposes, […]
  • Start Small: 22 Simple Ways to Start Investing in Your Success Today May 16, 2019
    Financially speaking, smart people invest early and use the advantage of smaller gains in the shorter term to create big payoffs in the long run. Whether we're talking mutual funds, CDs, or your retirement portfolio, slow and steady wins the race. As it turns out, the same logic applies to investing in yourself: By making […]
  • Employee Severance: It's Not Just Nice — It's a Savvy Business Move May 15, 2019
    This is a great time to be an employee. Not only is historically low unemployment giving workers more leverage in the job market, but companies are also expanding benefits packages to entice new talent and keep existing team members from looking elsewhere. According to a new study from RiseSmart, employers feel that boosting severance benefits is […]
  • Landing Your First Post-Graduation Job: 7 Practical Tips May 14, 2019
    Congratulations! Graduating from college and looking for your first "real" job is an exciting and daunting time! The good news is the national unemployment rate is only 3.6 percent as of April 2019. The bad news: It takes an average of five months to land a job, and 82 percent of job seekers find the process stressful,
  • What Do Job Seekers Want From Your Benefits Package? Stability. May 14, 2019
    Work is not just about earning a wage — it's about facilitating a certain lifestyle. Employers know this, and they have long combined competitive compensation with robust benefits packages to attract top talent. Offering attractive benefits is, of course, still a sound recruiting strategy in today's day and age, but this strategy is also long overdue for […]
  • How to Market Your Resume Like a Pro May 13, 2019
    When you're eager to jump into a new role and have spent time and effort crafting a fresh resume, it can be almost soul-crushing to have your applications repeatedly rejected or simply ignored. However, if you're only applying to publicly advertised jobs, you're missing out on a huge pool of opportunity. The perfect role is out there, and […]
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