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 »

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 »