Is This the New ‘Normal’ for Career Changers?

I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Ric Bratton on his This Week in America radio show. He shared the story of a 50-something ex-construction worker who went through massive challenges to switch careers (40% pay-cut, extra education, 4 hour commute, etc.). Hear my advice to those who don’t want to be in the same boat. The Wall Street Journal recently announced the length of a job search has jumped to 39 weeks in America. That’s almost 10 months! It does not have to be that way, but in order to cut down the length of a job search you must follow the new rules. Listen here to how I coach our Career HMO members one-on-one to work smarter, not harder. Listen Now Button J.T. O’Donnell is the founder of and CEO of, a web-based career development company. Photo credit: Flickr

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Color Of The Year 2022

Pantone Color Institute has announced the Color of the Year (COY) for 2022. It’s Very Peri. Think periwinkle blue with hints of violet-red undertones. It’s a pretty color, and we’ll be seeing quite a bit of it this coming year. It’s a universally flattering color so most people can wear it. You may be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? How does it affect me?” Here’s the answer.

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