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 »

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 »