Have You Been Broken by Losing a “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Opportunity?
This may sound obvious, but the way you perceive your world will greatly impact how you respond to challenges as well as the outcomes. Not only have I seen many people become broken when an opportunity that I thought could be once-in-a-lifetime fell through, but it happened to me as well. I was a few […]
For Every [Job Search] Problem, There is a Solution
…and root cause. The problems show up as symptoms that cause frustration or pain, however, what’s not so easy to identify is the root cause. It is not for lack of trying, and it is not a lack of intelligence either. When you struggle to find a new job, your insecurities tend to […]
Purpose: Why Are We Here? What Are We Doing?
These are deep questions, ones that in the midst of our hustle and bustle lives we rarely contemplate with any depth. This time of year as we supposedly get a little time off to focus on what matters and approach a new year, the opportunity for a fresh start, allow these questions to simmer […]
How to Find Out if a Company Has Work-Life Balance without Seeming like a Slacker
Sometimes the next level of fulfillment that my clients are looking for is comprised of more free time to spend with their family. If Glassdoor doesn’t provide clear answers on how flexible a company is willing to be, the only other way to find out is to ask. If you ask another insider, someone not necessarily […]
Five Major challenges that Face Today’s Job Seeker
We certainly live in different times than when I first graduated college, and I’ve listened earnestly to generations before me to learn about what managing careers were like for them. They certainly make it sound simpler, but not necessarily more satisfying. From my perspective, people enjoy a lot more freedom and options in opportunity, […]
3 Formulas for Powerful Achievement Stories
After you have defined your distinct brand and clarified your target audience, you are tasked with creating content and messaging that will resonate with your target employer and position you as a competitive candidate for jobs of your choice. I know that résumé writing doesn’t come naturally to most people, even writers and marketers. […]
The Chicken or Egg Quandary: Happiness or Success?
What comes first? Happiness or success? I have a client who is unhappy at his job (hence why he engaged me, obviously). He makes great money, when he is performing, but his compensation is highly commission based. When he’s not performing, he’s not making great money. Due to life changes, he NEEDS to catch […]
A Winning Job Search Day: What It Looks Like to Be In the Groove
What does your typical job search day look like? Usually when I ask that question, the answer is, “Searching and applying for jobs online.” We have all heard by now that networking is the number one way to land a job, but still, the siren call of the low-hanging fruit is too tempting to resist. […]