Setting goals makes people "feel more in control of their destiny, which in turn makes for positive feelings and a sense of purpose," says Laura Berman Fortgang, a pioneer in the life coaching field and the author of several bestselling books, including Take Yourself to the Top. From "Job Goals by Age," CNN Learn More...
When you're looking for an entirely new direction for your work life, "don't look at your résumé, look at your life story."
Nine out of 10 people who call me, desperately looking to change their careers, wind up staying in their jobs. Most of the time people don't need a drastic overhaul to make their work rewarding; they just need some fine-tuning.
There are ways to get them involved as well and make it into a family project. "If you empower them by helping in the solution, they will feel more secure. So whether it's something as simple as letting them help you send the resumes out or cost-cutting ideas."