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Chris Posti, president of Posti & Associates in Pittsburgh, is author of "The Shortest Distance between You and your New Job," available on Chris Posti can be reached via e-mail or at 724-344-1668

End of year good time to take stock

By Tribune-Review
Here it is, nearly 2016, and if you’re a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), you might be thinking about joining the ranks of retirees in the new year. You’d have plenty of company: about 10,000 Baby Boomers retire ...

Emotional intelligence crucial to meeting career goals

By Tribune-Review
You’ve heard of IQ, but are you familiar with EQ? Your EQ — also called your emotional intelligence — is your ability to manage yourself and your relationships with others so you can reach your goals as well as ...

All may not be lost if it looks like you’ll lose your job

By Chris Posti
Even if you can boast of many promotions and other accolades in your career history, it can be foolhardy to presume your current job is a given.  The world of work is a dynamic place, and many factors can impact ...

Reunion provides chance to reflect on choices then, now

By Chris Posti
In helping to organize my recent high school reunion, one of my duties was to put together a booklet of classmate profiles. Being a student of both careers and human behavior, I delighted in reading about the lives of ...

Great coaches make best work managers

By Chris Posti
Recently, I was coaching a client on how to give feedback to one of his employees who had not been performing to expectations. While the manager and I role-played ways he could deliver feedback to his employee, it occurred to ...

Practice makes perfect interview prep tactic

By Chris Posti
If you expect to be interviewing for a job, it’s wise to rehearse beforehand with someone who is experienced in interviewing, such as a recruiter, a human-resources specialist or someone who works in your industry and hires employees. Even ...

No job interviews? Devise some bullets

By Chris Posti
It’s college graduation season, so employers’ inboxes will soon be overloaded with a barrage of dull, indistinguishable, template-fashioned resumes sent in by hopeful graduates—most of whom will be disappointed that their cellphones don’t ring. Having a high GPA is ...

Chris Posti: Expectations about nonprofits vs. realities

By Chris Posti
If you are stressed out, burned out, or just plain unhappy in your current job at a for-profit employer, have you ever fantasized about working for a nonprofit organization? Are you energized when you think about working toward an altruistic ...

To find best career path, start with a book, look to past

By Chris Posti 3:15 p.m.
The number of snowflakes covering my front lawn on a wintry day is roughly equivalent to the number of people who have, over the past 25 years, asked me for help in choosing their career path. My heart goes out ...

How to formulate your ‘value proposition’

By Chris Posti
Whether you are interviewing for a job, vying for a promotion or just trying to get recognized for contributing in your job, have you ever been asked, “What is your value proposition?” Huh? What’s a value proposition, you say? It’s ...

Polish away weaknesses at work in new year

By Tribune-Review
You may not be the kind of person who makes New Year’s resolutions, but the start of a year gives most of us incentive to improve or change in one way or another. If you are eager to become more ...

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