I visited my neighbors’ house, and their 7-year-old asked me about my work. “What do you do?” she asked. “I work with people to help them discover their work and find jobs,” I said, feeling smug that I could encapsulate it that easily for a first grader to recognize its value. “Oh…” Pause. “Is that […]
It’s simple, really, to change careers. Not easy, but simple. Part 1: Answer some key questions What energizes you? What are your talents and strengths? How do you hold yourself back and get in your own way? Where is there demand for what you’re offering, and how can you communicate your fit for those positions? […]
If you question whether you’re on target when you cross a possible career choice off your list, head on over to Careerealism and read my post, Are You Too Picky In Your Job Search?
When I’m talking to my clients and our conversation inevitably turns to networking, I often hear from people that they don’t want to appear needy, that they don’t want to enter relationships with their hands out ready to receive. It’s uncomfortable, it’s awkward, it’s usually not well received. All true. At the same time, people […]
When people come to me for career coaching, they often cringe when they describe their current or most recent position. I didn’t mean for it to go this way. Here are the twists and turns I took that brought me here. It’s true that our careers often don’t go according to plan. Even if we […]
Many people come to me for career coaching because they’re lost, aimless, uncertain about their next moves. They know what doesn’t work, but they’re not sure where to go next. They often have people in their lives who know with utter certainty what they’re meant to do with their lives, and they see a huge […]