Entrepreneur vs. Freelancer

Recently, I had coffee with a potential client. She said she wasn’t “thriving” in her work. “Maybe,” she said, “it’s simply time to find a job.” Like many of us, she had creatively figured out a way to have flexibility in her life, to attend to the scheduling needs of family but, through her own business, also bring in money and stay connected to her career... Keep Reading »

Walking the Talk Around Gender Diversity

We started and now end our summer blog series with an anonymous guest post. As someone who is recently unemployed, I have been networking in search of a new role. I work in the financial services industry and was employed just below the executive level. As I search for a new role, I’ve noticed a trend: Men, regardless of responsibilities, tend to have more senior... Keep Reading »

Behind the Curtain – Secrets of the Job Search from a Corporate Recruiter

This post is courtesy of Amy Oviedo. Job Seeker’s Life: You applied for the role. Spent hours on the perfect cover letter and this is the 301st edit of your resume. You meet all the qualifications. You wait. And you wait. And you get discouraged. And you rewrite your resume. You worry that your cover letter isn’t quite right. You keep refreshing your email and... Keep Reading »

Nurturing the Multi-Hyphenate Career Strategy

This post is courtesy of guest blogger: Laura Zukosky. The catchphrase “Jack-of-all-trades” has been used for years to describe a stellar employee who wears many hats. Typically, this type of employee can accomplish more in one day than most can in an entire week. When it is time to transition to a different career, many of these skills and talents get muddled in... Keep Reading »

Vaccines and Masks and Reopening, Oh My! What’s a Business to Do?

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Lori Goldstein. Much of the nation has been full vaccinated, pandemic numbers are decreasing, and reopening with few restrictions is the norm. Some employees are anxious to return, have lunch out with colleagues and visit clients. Others appreciate the benefits of remote work or remain concerned about health and safety at the... Keep Reading »

A Simpler Life: Navigating the Uncertainty of Unemployment

This post kicks off our summer guest post series and was submitted anonymously. “A simple life,” my therapist said to me. “Maybe you want a simpler life.” “I don’t know what I want,” I told him. “That’s the point. You need to let yourself be and feel. It will come to you. Don’t think and use your brain. Connect with your heart center and feel. You can do anything... Keep Reading »

When a Job Search Seems to Never End: Controlling the Uncontrollable

Does this story resonate? You’re fairly certain you’re following the correct path for your job search yet you still find yourself unemployed after months, maybe even a year? You’ve gotten some interviews, you’ve even been a finalist for a job or two, but for whatever reasons, a deal hasn’t closed and you’ve yet to receive an offer. You’re left feeling desperate.... Keep Reading »

Are You Certain?

Assumptions can get us into trouble. When we allow assumptions to serve as certainty, we often end up delaying necessary decisions, avoiding needed action, or reacting to situations inappropriately. Assumptions can cause us to misinterpret others’ actions. They can drive a limiting-belief mindset that prevents us from achieving. They are usually the cause of... Keep Reading »

Interviewing in the Age of Zoom

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Alison Henderson. Interviewing is one of the most stressful communication situations you will ever encounter. As the interviewee, you feel like the interviewer has all the power. If you have been job seeking for more than a few months, it may be difficult to feel confident. The voice in your head tells you this interview is... Keep Reading »