We Can’t Be Everyone’s Cup of Tea

A frequent part of my role as a job search coach is to help job seekers rewrite their internal stories. When we don’t hear back from companies, we are often left wondering what we did wrong – even if we have yet to have any contact, let alone an interview. As many of you know, I write fiction. I’m at a place with my second novel where I’ve decided to shop it around... Keep Reading »

5 Critical Steps for an Out-of-State Job Search

As a job search coach who works with people across the country, the concept of out-of-state career moves comes up frequently. Whether it’s moving from Chicago to Colorado or Connecticut to San Diego, I’ve supported many job seekers in their cross-country quests. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot. Here’s a collection of some of the best advice I have to offer job... Keep Reading »

How Being Like Mike Can Help Your Career

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Karen Crofton. Michael Jordan – MJ as he’s often known – wasn’t the only great basketball player, yet he has achieved more longevity in fame and fan adoration than some of basketball’s other greats. What made Jordan’s career so sticky even as players like LeBron James dominate today’s games? The answer will illustrate... Keep Reading »

Finding a Place of My Own: When You Work with Your Spouse

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Angelina D. If you were told that you had to work with your spouse for the rest of your working years, how would you respond? Would you find the nearest exit? Would you laugh so hard at the absurdity of the idea? Working with my husband is not foreign to me, we met while working together. It’s all I’ve ever known.... Keep Reading »

Want to Live with More Purpose? Try THIS

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Brie Doyle. What is your purpose in life?  Say it out loud right now.  Does it come to mind easily, or do you have to pause and think?  Sometimes it’s tied to the work we do.  Often times, it’s not.  Creating a personal mission statement allows us to find real clarity around how we share our gifts with the world. When... Keep Reading »

How To Build A Resilient Career In A World Of Relentless Change

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Gerry Valentine. The post was originally published on Forbes.com. Several months ago, I met a new client who has an old story. His name is Jim. He’s a C-suite executive who has been with his company for many years, and he’s worried. Jim’s company just brought in a new CEO, and the new CEO is upending everything:... Keep Reading »

How a “Returnship” Can Help You Restart Your Career

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Tami Forman. Internships aren’t just for college kids. A new kind of internship, designed for experienced professionals, is increasing in popularity. Learn more about how these programs work and how they can help you restart your career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 36% of prime working-age women... Keep Reading »

Why LinkedIn is the Most Important Tool in Your Job Search

Of all the job search tips I have in my bag of tricks, nothing comes close to teaching people to leverage the power of LinkedIn connections. If I have 15 minutes to coach a job seeker, this is the piece I spend time on first, even before critiquing their résumé. An effective job search comes down to networking – and nothing empowers you to network better than... Keep Reading »

They Must Not Be Interested … Right?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend (names have been changed to protect privacy): “I would like to introduce you to my friend Jane. She’s interested in learning more about your career mentoring services and had sent a note through your ‘Contact Us’ form but never heard back.” Never heard back. I was horrified. I never ignore people... Keep Reading »

The Third Option: When the Answer is Neither Option A Nor B

Have you ever had to make a decision but neither of the two obvious choices felt like the right one? This happens often enough with my clients that I decided it was time for a post. Whether facing an on-the-job dilemma or a search that hasn’t yet led to the dream job, sometimes the options before us feel limiting. Allow me to highlight two recent examples of... Keep Reading »