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 »

The High Dive Meant It Was Time: A Stay at Home Mom’s Journey of Returning to Work

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Jennifer Healy. Every summer in my time as a stay-at-home parent, going to the pool was a little less work than it had been the previous year. As toddlers, there’s the swim diaper, sunscreen for babies, and the nap to consider. As my kids started school, and swim lessons, they could both be counted on to pack their own goggles... Keep Reading »

Playing the “Why Game” Can Lead to a More Satisfying Work Life

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Debra Smouse. As a life coach for more than a decade, I’ve found that my expertise lies in helping folks figure out how to enjoy their daily lives. And while I prefer to focus on their home life rather than career, that doesn’t mean that career challenges don’t arise during sessions. It’s one of the reasons I love helping... Keep Reading »

5 Tips to Get What You Want AND Need Out of Your Next Job (During COVID-19)

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Joy Poli. What do we do now? That question has come up quite a bit lately. The market is flooded with talent, so how do YOU stand out? How do you move on when so much has changed? COVID-19 has introduced many new unknowns into our business ecosystem, especially in the hiring department. How can you make the best of your... Keep Reading »

Demystifying the WIOA Process – Finding Funding for Job Training

The following is an anonymous guest blog post by a greyzone client. In this post, my client has shared her experience finding funding for training during COVID-19. Her story is specific to Illinois, so if you’re seeking this information for a different state, perhaps look for a similar training vendor near you. When I was first laid off in the fall of 2019 I joined... Keep Reading »

Interviewing During a Pandemic

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Kristi Czapiewski. It might surprise you to know that interviewing during a pandemic is not all that different than before. Yes, of course, the way you interview may not be the same and the process may be unusual for the employer, too, but the overall flow should seem familiar. Employers may have difficulty navigating this new... Keep Reading »

Now is the Time to Create Your Portfolio Career

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Carlton Dunn. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a massive disruption in our lives and the economy. It’s created record-shattering unemployment, and while there are some companies out there hiring, it’s not the robust job market we’ve been used to these last several years. On March 21, the end of the first week of most shelter at... Keep Reading »

Workers’ Rights During a Pandemic

This post is courtesy of Guest Blogger Lori Goldstein. As the challenges of the COVID pandemic and shelter orders continue, employees and independent contractors can benefit from new and continuing legal rights. FFCRA Paid Sick and Family Leave: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides employees and independent contractors with paid sick and family leave... Keep Reading »
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