We are in a moment, for however long it lasts, when people are rethinking their priorities about work. One of the benefits of this reassessment, dubbed “The Great Resignation” or “The Big Quit,” is that there’s more respect and a lot less stigma for the idea of taking time off to reflect. […]
To be successful in a job search, your core mission is inspiring a potential employer to believe in you. And to make that happen, you have to embody confidence. But when you’re looking for meaningful work and the months are ticking by with no response, it can be hard to believe in yourself. So how do you draw from the well of self-esteem, when that well is drying up? […]
You’re looking for a job and it’s the holiday season. On any ordinary given day, it’s hard enough to get prospective employers to return your call. Now, as most commerce slows to a grinding halt, it’s near impossible. But it’s still important to be proactive and maintain momentum. Here are 4 strategies to keep a sense of hope and purpose during this festive time of year. […]
Here are 5 top career change tips that I’ve culled from my favorite posts. No matter where you are in your professional arc, whether just beginning to contemplate a move, or more than ready to take the leap, these tips are designed to fortify your motivation, stamina and confidence, to find a job you’ll love. […]
To stay positive during a job search, you’ll have to outwit despair.
The origin of the word despair is from the Latin — de-sperare — which means to lose hope. Despair not only feels uncomfortable, it crowds out hope, and without hope, it’s hard to imagine new possibilities and create effective strategies.
So how do you outwit despair? […]
To make your next job better, I’m going to start with a reality check.
There is no perfect job (full stop)
There are valid reasons to be dissatisfied with your professional life and to long for employment that offers more meaning and satisfaction. In order to fulfillful these longings and make your next job better, you’ll have to identify the key ingredients that need to be in place for you to be happily employed. And to do that, I’m going to give you 3 tools to help sort out your priorities and clarify what has and hasn’t worked in the past. […]
To a land a job, take charge. Don’t rely on job listings. They’ll break your heart. It’s the advice I regularly give my clients. And I only wish during my job-hunting phase, someone would’ve given that advice to me. Here’s why – […]
When clients reach out to me during a career transition, they’ve often lost sight of their talents. Maybe it’s been awhile since they got to use their talents at work, or received much praise for their efforts. Knowing your strengths and being able to concisely articulate them (in person and in writing) are essential to creating your next work opportunity. In my Job Hunter’s Guide to capitalizing on your talents, I’ll put you back in touch with what you’re good at, and show you how to position yourself for future employment. […]
In my version of a perfect world, a person’s value would have nothing to do with their job title. Whether gainfully employed or not, your inherent worth would shine through and be appreciated by everyone. But sometimes the world comes up short. If you find yourself deflated from feeling less valuable than the people around you, it’s time to tackle shame while out of work. […]
When you’re stuck in an awful job and imagining a brighter future, the idea of being boss of your time may sound blissful. And it could be, at first. But if you’re out of work without any structure, it’s hard to know where to focus. Here are 3 simple ways to give shape to the day, to help land your next job. […]