Why LinkedIn is the Most Important Tool in Your Job Search

Of all the job search tips I have in my bag of tricks, nothing comes close to teaching people to leverage the power of LinkedIn connections. If I have 15 minutes to coach a job seeker, this is the piece I spend time on first, even before critiquing their résumé. An effective job search comes down to networking – and nothing empowers you to network better than... Keep Reading »

They Must Not Be Interested … Right?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend (names have been changed to protect privacy): “I would like to introduce you to my friend Jane. She’s interested in learning more about your career mentoring services and had sent a note through your ‘Contact Us’ form but never heard back.” Never heard back. I was horrified. I never ignore people... Keep Reading »

The Third Option: When the Answer is Neither Option A Nor B

Have you ever had to make a decision but neither of the two obvious choices felt like the right one? This happens often enough with my clients that I decided it was time for a post. Whether facing an on-the-job dilemma or a search that hasn’t yet led to the dream job, sometimes the options before us feel limiting. Allow me to highlight two recent examples of... Keep Reading »

Eight Tips for a Return-to-the-Workforce Job Search

I just finished running a Job Seeker Workshop series and many attendees were moms (and dads) looking to return to the workforce. For some, it’s been 5 years since they last worked in their field, for others, closer to 15. When a parent leaves the workforce, the demands of raising young children and the sheer economics, often make staying home a better option.... Keep Reading »

When to Know When You Need to Say “No”

Saying “No” can be an emotionally loaded experience. Just the thought of having to say “No” often brings on a level of anxiety. We don’t want to let others down. We’re worried what people will think of our decision. We agonize over whether we’re doing the right thing. We wonder if it will be too uncomfortably long before we’ll get the opportunity again to say “Yes.”... Keep Reading »

When a Traditional Job Isn’t for You Anymore

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Lisa K. Moore. For over 15 years, I have worked as an inbound marketing strategist. I truly love the work I do, and had a strong desire to continue growing and stretching myself professionally. About a year ago, I had an epiphany — my job, or any new job, wasn’t a place where I could grow and develop to my fullest... Keep Reading »

Be the Best YOU!

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Suze Solari. Did you know that the way you dress and present yourself affects the way you feel, and then contributes to the results you get?   My name is Suze Solari and I help people just like you, upgrade their wardrobe so they look and feel amazing and have confidence everywhere they go. I am thrilled to be guest... Keep Reading »

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

A client of mine just experienced a job-search fairytale. Although I usually take a writing break over the summer and instead ask guest bloggers to share tips and advice, I just had to write about this amazing, real-life Cinderella story. Because you can’t make this stuff up. In mid-June I engaged with a new client: Let’s call him “Dave.” Dave had been going at his... Keep Reading »

Fortune 500 to Tech Startup: Lessons Learned

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Andrea Goodwin. One year ago, I took a leap of faith. In fairness, that leap was more of a slow crawl to the edge because I’m not the sort of person that leaps freely without doing a lot of thinking and planning. Regardless, I did it. I left my “Fortune 500, 401k matching, predictable annual bonus” job and took a... Keep Reading »

Interviews Don’t Work

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Greg Roche. Interviewing is Broken. Here’s the strategy you can use to stand out from the crowd. Research shows that interviews are unreliable for predicting whether or not a candidate will become a successful employee.  In fact, the odds of hiring managers picking their next rock star employee based on the interview... Keep Reading »