Joan Runnheim Olson, M.S., ACC, CCMC, CLTMC, Certified Five O'Clock Club Career Coach
Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC
Career Success & Satisfaction
Joan Runnheim Olson is the career management expert for high-achieving professionals who want to maximize career success and satisfaction. As an internationally certified career coach and an award-winning speaker, Joan exudes energy, optimism, and a passion to help others gain clarity, confidence, focus, and momentum to achieve their career goals faster. Recognized as a ‘glass half-full’ type person, she not only enables clients to see what is possible, but also helps them set a plan of action, manage it from day to day, and keep accountable and on track with their goals.
I recently picked up a copy of "Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2014" by Martin Yate, CPC. The book includes a section dedicated to handling objections, which many job seekers face. I picked three ... Read more
I always look forward to watching the Olympics and this year is no exception. I admire the passion and dedication the athletes have for their particular sport [career]. Are you passionate and dedicated about your career? If not, what steps can you take to become a career conqueror? The following will help you assess how effectively you are managing your career and what areas could use some work. ... Read more
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others?
What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs ... Read more
Today I'm presenting a webinar for a community college in Virginia on how to increase recruitment and retention of males and females in classes/programs that prepare them for nontraditional careers. Nontraditional careers are those where one gender makes up less than 25% of those employed in that field or occupation. So why is gender diversity important?
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What career goals have you set for 2014? It's important to take stock of what went well, what didn't, and what you'd like to see different in your career this upcoming year. Some questions to consider:
1) What do you want to ... Read more
Being and staying marketable is important for every careerist today. What are your career goals and what steps can you take to get a job, keep a job, or move up?
One of the most important keys to success for careerists today is to ... Read more
How satisfied are in your current job? If you were to rate your satisfaction level on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being high, where do you see yourself? Get clear on where there may be some gaps in your current job. Take a look at the following list of questions ... Read more