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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Eight Tips for a Return-to-the-Workforce Job Search

I just finished running a Job Seeker Workshop series and many attendees were moms (and dads) looking to return to the workforce. For some, it’s been 5 years since they last worked in their field, for others, closer to 15. When a parent leaves the workforce, the demands of raising young children and the sheer economics, often make staying home a better option.... Keep Reading »