No, You Are Not an Imposter (Even Though it Feels Like it Sometimes)

Impostor syndrome is real and it happens to us all to some degree.  I remember times in my life where I held positions of great responsibility.  For 8 years, I was the Head of Communications for the Mayor of Denver.  I’d built my career as a an expert public relations professional.  The Mayor clearly believed […]

So, Can You Tell Me About Yourself?

One of the most predictable but most difficult questions for job candidates to answer in a job interview is “Can you tell me about yourself?”  It’s a question that strikes fear into the hearts of job seekers everywhere. Why? Because we are taught throughout our lives to be humble.  We are taught from an early age […]

Jobs in the New Gig Economy, Part One

Introducing the ‘Gig Economy’ In the past couple of years, you may have read about the ‘Gig Economy.’ The Gig Economy is defined as a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. Many people are enjoying careers as ‘gig’ employees as opposed to working in […]

Job Seekers: More Than Anything, Be Confident!

Are you confident that your talents, experience, accomplishments and career successes are valuable to employers?  Can you articulate this confidence in how you talk about yourself? How you present yourself to others? Is this confidence represented in your resume and in your cover letters?  In interviews and networking opportunities? In my more than 20 years […]

Managing Your Career is a Lifelong Journey of Learning, Risk Taking and Discovery

Early in my career, I worked for elected officials. From a career perspective, I always knew that their terms in office would eventually expire and as a result, it forced me to constantly think about my next move: what I wanted to do and how to plan the next chapter in my career journey. But […]

Don’t Worry: Everyone Goes Through Job Search Blues

I recently received a few different messages from job seekers who were feeling beat down by the job seeking process. One told me, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, […]

In Job Seeking, the Confident, Authentic You is the Big Picture

In my 20 years of working with job seekers, I’ve heard these common frustrations:“Andrew, I applied for the perfect job and I didn’t hear back!”“Andrew, I was a finalist but didn’t get the job and they won’t tell me why!”“Andrew, I’ve sent 20 resumes to different companies and only heard back from 3 of the […]

New Boss? Dealing with Disruption at Work

So. Your favorite boss was recruited to work somewhere else. Next thing you know, there’s a new Sheriff in town and you know next to nothing about this person except that they’re different and your world seems turned upside down! They do things different. Their personality is not the same. They don’t seem as approachable! […]

Job Seeking Routines Can Help you Achieve your Job Seeking Goal

For many professionals, changing jobs or careers is a daunting task. It takes time. There’s risk involved. There’s definitely some common rejection. And there’s a lot of unknowns that drive you crazy (Did they get my resume? Why didn’t I get the job? Will the see me as too old? Over-qualified? Asking for too much?) […]

Internships: Pathways to Careers

Internships are perhaps one of the most important ways for college students to jump start their careers. They are great introductions to the cultures, the personalities, the hierarchies and the normal politics and the pressures of everyday work life. They are also important resume builders for recent college graduates. As a matter of fact, in […]

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