What Do You Do? Wednesday

This week, I'll be profiling, and answering, what it takes to become a Career/Executive Coach. What is your current profession: I am a career and executive coach; as a career coach, I assist individuals who are looking to make improvements in their career, either through finding a new job or a promotion. This could entail …

Is it Time to Hire a Career Coach if You Want to Get Ahead?

Are you feeling frustrated in your job? Do you find yourself feeling dread before the work-week begins? Have you found yourself passed over for a promotion or good projects and not sure of how to get noticed? Do you want to just feel happier in your job and your career? Are you tired of the …

When in Job-Search Mode, You Need Support

Engaging in a well-defined and diligent job transition will go easier if you have support.  Looking for a new job can be anxiety-producing, to say the least.  Keeping up such a search, day-after-day, can feel exhausting; submitting resumes or having to actually go tell people you are in a job transition can be scary, and …

The Signs That You Are Close to Reaching Your Goals

Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.       Stephen A. Brennen Have you been feeling frustrated lately?  Maybe you are still looking for a job or are in job transition search-mode.  …

Why the Holidays Are a Great Time to Job Hunt

Traditionally, the holidays are a time of great preparation as you are busy decorating your house with lights and ornaments, buying presents for those on your list, or baking goodies for the holiday meal.  It is a time of parties and get-togethers with family and friends.  It would seem that with all of this activity it …

Why Thinking Small Can Prevent You From Moving Forward

As a career and business coach, I work with a variety of individuals who are looking to advance in their professional lives.  That can be going through a job transition or navigating the perilous workforce.  One theme I have noticed is that they are thinking too small!  Thinking small can keep you in your current …

To Older Workers: Get With the Program!

I recently worked a career fair that involved the 50+ population.  I met with attendees to help them develop and refine a job search strategy, discuss options for where to look for a job, and review their resumes.  I met with individuals who had very impressive work histories and credentials and some who had not …

Seven Sources of Career Indecision

If you are unsure about your career path, regardless if you are a recent entry to the job market, are returning to work, or have questions about career decisions, there may be reasons why. According to Callanan & Greenhaus (1990), there are seven sources that lead to career indecisions that result from either limited experience …