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 »

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 »

Five Tips for Managing a Job Search – While Working Full-Time and Running a Household

I’m going to make an assumption: In our dream world, we would all quit jobs that no longer serve us and take a long break to recharge and intentionally look for our next role. If you have the financial runway to afford this – and the emotional capacity to handle what could become a bit of a work hiatus – this is a terrific option. Our culture could benefit from... Keep Reading »