It is time for me to take a hiatus from Cube Rules.
It is a combination of things. I've been writing here since 2006 -- decades in Internet years -- and I think I've pretty much told all the tales to tell when it comes to careers. It's more like work now; not so much fun.
The thing is: What is here is desperately needed by most people working in cubicles. There is no job security, only employment security. The hardest things to get right are the transitions we take in our careers because we do them so little. This is especially true with resumes and job interviews -- I don't think most cubicle dwellers really understand the importance of the resume and how critical good interview skills are in maintaining employment security.
But employment is good -- while wages are not great. It's easier to find a job so there is more reluctance to continue to hone job skills and know how to conduct a job search. There is a part of me that feels like all that is tilting against wind mills.
So, a pause. I don't know for how long or what I'll write about when I come back. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I'll change my home page, take down my offers and shut down all of the various accounts that I have that support this and my other sites. I will keep the site up, so searches and articles will still be here. There is too much gold in the body of work to let it die.
My sense is that this is merely the next phase of whatever it is I'm supposed to do. It is the beginning of something; I just don't know what yet.
My thanks goes out to the thousands and thousands of my readers and my customers. I truly appreciate both your trust and faith in my mission to create Cubicle Warriors.
See you on the other side.