If You’re Looking to Change Jobs, Here’s What To Do First

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It takes grit to change careers and find a new job that you love. Few people enter this arena for sport. If you’re visiting my blog, you’re likely at a pivotal moment, either because you’ve reached a breaking point in your present job or you’re without employment (and unhappy about it). There’s good news. As uncomfortable as it feels when you’re looking to change jobs (and I have walked hard in those shoes), the fact that you’re reading this means you’re motivated to move forward. Here are 5 steps to turn your motivation into action:   […]

How to Self Promote When Changing Careers

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Changing careers can be a vulnerable time. If you didn’t leave a job on your own terms, you might have lingering self doubt. What did I do wrong? Am I good enough? Who will want me? In this state of mind, feeling confident may be a hard mountain to climb, even harder is to promote yourself to others. But to find your next employment, that’s exactly what you’ll need to learn to do. That’s why I’m sharing 3 techniques to get you moving and motivated to shape your employment story, even when you’re not feeling on top of the world.   […]

Why It’s Important to Take a Day Off (Even when you’re looking for a job)

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MY WEEKLY UNPLUG

Every Friday evening, I step away from the computer, switch off the lights in my office and ceremonially mark the end to the work week. For the next 24 hours, I don’t respond to emails or texts related to professional life. I refrain from trying to solve job-related issues (unless there’s a bona fide emergency). This moment of unplugging can feel counterintuitive, especially when the to-do list is endless with problems looming large. But I do it anyway. Trust is part of the point. As critical as this is now when I’m loving my career, it was even more important while I was looking for work and it never seemed like I was doing enough. How can I walk away when there’s so much left to do? Wouldn’t it be more effective to keep powering through?     […]

3 Questions to Jumpstart Your Career Change

3 question marksIt’s time to jumpstart your career change. You’ve been out of work for awhile or thinking about leaving a job you don’t like. You’re frustrated and READY to take action, but you’re not sure how to start. This is a moment of real opportunity for finally discovering your purpose. It can also be a time of stress. How will I pay my bills? What’s going to happen to me? Who is going to provide for my family? With money anxiety in the foreground, it might seem frivolous to engage in visioning. But that’s exactly what I suggest you do. Allowing yourself to DREAM and envision a job in which you derive real satisfaction is a crucial first step to making this new career a reality. I have 3 questions that will help jumpstart the process.    […]