How to Fully Activate Your Network – Advice for the Sluggish Job Search

Are you struggling to gain traction with your job search? Do you feel like you’ve reached out to all of your contacts and no one has any leads? You’ve probably started with the low-hanging fruit, people in your network with whom you stay in touch and are thus comfortable reaching out to when needs arise. When our closest contacts know of opportunities, that’s great.... Keep Reading »

What’s Broken – How to Understand Why You’re Unhappy at Work

“Somedays I want to move to Idaho and raise goats.” Of all the ways clients have explained how unhappy they are at work, that is by far my favorite. I use the story often, as a metaphor. We can get so unhappy at work that something as far-fetched as moving to a distant location and doing work that doesn’t require taxing our brain or our social skills sounds like a... Keep Reading »

Six Ways to Maintain Confidence During a Career Change

This post is courtesy of Guest Blogger, Debra Smouse. One of the most glorious things about being human is that you can reinvent yourself at any time. With a few hours of your time (and a swipe of your credit card), you can go from blonde to brunette thanks to a stylist. You can move across the country – or even across town – and shift the rhythm of your daily... Keep Reading »

Feedback: An Important Job Search Tool

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Gerry Valentine. When you’re in a job search, the impression you make on other people is critical. It determines which opportunities you’ll gain access to—i.e. which interviews you’ll get—and ultimately how successful your job search will be. But, how do you really know what people think? More importantly, how do you... Keep Reading »

How to Beat the System with Glassdoor

This post is courtesy of Guest Blogger Joy Poli. By now you’ve likely heard of Glassdoor, the “Yelp” for job seekers. You’ve used Glassdoor to find jobs, research companies and to find out how other employees got the job you now want. You’ve used the employee satisfaction overall rating to help you decide if you should apply for an opening. Maybe you’ve even been... Keep Reading »

How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Michelle Rapp. Volunteering is meaningful in its own right, and volunteer work can also play an important role in helping you achieve your career goals. It offers many opportunities for exploring new work, skill building, networking, enhancing your resume and more. Below are a few tips on how to be strategic in your... Keep Reading »

When the Main Breadwinner Loses His Job

This post is courtesy of guest blogger Lida Bunting. When the main breadwinner loses his job, your world can go into a quick tailspin.  And, on May 27, 2018, that is exactly what happened to us. Regardless of the financial implications of my spouse being out of work, the fact that there was another body in the house all… the…  time…  was really stressful.  I... Keep Reading »

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 »