Three Steps to Defining Your Personal Brand

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Antonette Taylor What does your Personal Brand say about you? Do you project the image you want to imprint people with? Branding is so powerful not only for professional purposes, but in regard to every aspect of life.  The impression we give people could lead to a multitude of relationships whether it be a... Keep Reading »

Passion vs. Purpose

I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to these loaded words: passion and purpose. For some, the words invoke inspiring imagery and motivation — a sense of connecting their work to a higher good. For others, the words cause frustration, possibly anger as they see passion and purpose as nothing more than pipe dream ideals that aren’t practical, and worse, are a... Keep Reading »

The Art of the Thank You Note

People often ask for etiquette guidance on how to handle the thank you note process. What should notes convey? When should they be sent? What format should be used? I dispense this advice frequently. Read on with my hopes that it will help you stand out in the crowded interview landscape. First, a note about great leadership skills. In my talk, Be Bold, Not Bossy, I... Keep Reading »

Deadlines, Not Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The magical turning of the calendar, which yields a new start. I know I’m in good company, cleaning up my diet, getting back to exercising more, and looking at the start of a year as a fresh slate, an opportunity to set new patterns, achieve new goals. But resolutions don’t cut it for me. Resolutions are dreams that fade away when the... Keep Reading »

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 »