Advantage Career Solutions
Richard Phillips, Career Counselor and Coach

Welcome To The Reading Room

Here's a selection of articles I've written to both inform and inspire you as you travel your career path.
What exactly is the "job market" and how do you find your way around in it?
React Wisely
When the economy takes a downturn, we don't have much control except over how we choose to react. Read
Don't Let A Bad Manager Wreck Your Career
Unfortunately "bad" managers do exist and the effect on your career can be devastating if you don't take control of the situation. Read

Looking For A Job When You Don't Want To

Motivating yourself to look for a job can be hard, but the consequences of avoidance are much worse.  Here's some tips about how to get yourself moving. Read

Catching A Career Dream Is Like Catching A Fish

Fishing takes skill, patience and luck. So does turning a career dream into reality. Read
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
"What do I want to be when I grow up?" is a uniquely human question because the human species has been gifted with a wider range of potential behaviors and cognitive abilities than any other.  Read

A Career Coach's Advice For Weathering This Recession

As a career coach during the first decade of the new millenium, I’ve helped clients weather three major recessions, of which the current one is by far the most severe.  Here is a summary of what I’ve learned about how to survive and eventually thrive during a downturn.  Read