Tag Archives: new job

I recently posted a lengthy thought on Facebook about leaving toxic situations or relationships. I got so much feedback, comments, and private messages, I felt compelled to share this with others as it relates to one’s professional life. If you find yourself in a toxic work environment that is affecting your health, well-being and sense […]

I don’t mean to brag but I simply do have the smartest clients. No matter who I work with, I am so impressed by their intelligence, integrity, and their commitment to moving forward professionally. Our intelligence and our professional talent is not always in charge of our confidence. When we launch in to job searching, […]

My Generation X Confession When I made my most recent career change, I was also studying in an intense masters program. I managed to make a smooth transition and continue to get bigger and better consulting projects all while coaching and going to grad school. Being 37 and 38 in grad school surrounded by people […]

We all have that friend that has a sexy corporate job with on-site spin class, free snacks, and casual Fridays. As more and more large companies seek to “Google” themselves, the corporate life can seem very compelling. For some, it is a perfect fit. It’s great to never have to worry about resources, that the […]

“How do I write a good cover letter?” I get this question at least once a week. Here’s the thing with this question: There is no ONE way to write a cover letter, and here is why: Companies communicate differently: You will see some younger organizations put a lot of emphasis on the cover letter. […]

Career transition can be both an exciting and challenging time. Once you’ve mustered up the courage to make a professional change, you are usually slammed with a dose of reality. WOW. This is hard. As a career transition strategist, I’m currently working with over 15 individuals in just about every industry you can think of […]

I try to pay attention. As I begin to work with more and more people looking to make career changes or who are mired in the job search, I am learning a lot about how the process of career change impacts people’s emotions. Job searching or attempting to change a career can be exciting, it can […]

When I start working with people navigating career change, I always ask them how they feel on Sunday nights. “Stressed” “Sick to my stomach!” “Dread” “Depressed” “Anxious”   These are just some of the responses I tend to get. Now of course (especially during summer!) Sunday blues lead to “hard-to-wake-up-Mondays” If any of the above […]

You’ve all met the walking promotional machine. You can hear the sound of infomercial speak in their voice. As they talk, they are scoping you out as a lead, not a person. You start to feel…kind of dirty in this strange way. This reality is why a lot of people cringe at the thought of […]