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?) […]

Only YOU are Responsible for Your Happiness at Work

I remember a specific moment after college graduation (some 30 years ago) where I was floundering and really believed that other people and other things were responsible for my happiness.and success. I remember the time when I believed if only I lived somewhere else I’d be happy or if only I had another job I’d […]

Simple Strategies to Maintain Your Job Seeking Motivation

If you are like most people, you’ve had some job seeking starts…..and some stops. It’s common to get that initial burst of motivation and then in the normal course of living your life you fall back into routines and bad habits. ALWAYS PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS Apply for jobs where you feel strongly that your […]

Job seeking is hard: here’s a few strategies to keep you on track

Let it be said. Job seeking is difficult. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with feelings of despair and frustration. It’s a constant challenge to not second guess yourself and maintain your confidence when your thoughts are hijacked by those self-loathing voices that creep into your head from time-to-time. As a job seeker, you need to […]

101 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your 2017 Job Seeking Journey

I love motiviational quotes and a couple of years ago an author from Inc. Magazine compiled these wonderful quotes from a variety of inspirational sources. As you begin your job-seeking/career journey in 2017, I think you’ll find great wisdom in these inspirational words. “Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. […]

Your Greatest Strength? The Authentic You.

I was talking to a job seeker the other day who was preparing for a job interview. “I’m looking at the job description and trying to figure out who I should be,” he said. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, the person they are looking for has to have a skills match, but they […]

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone Through Networking

Let’s state the obvious: job seeking is tough. But here’s something you won’t hear often from someone who makes his living posting jobs on a job board: Online job boards give you a false sense of hope. What I mean is that it is easy to become too reliant on job boards as your only […]

Confidence. The one nonnegotiable quality of successful job seekers.

It happened again. I was talking to a job seeker last week and the conversation went something like this: “So, can you tell me the types of challenges you are having with your job search?” “Well, I’m not sure if my resume is any good.  Many of the jobs I apply to, I feel over […]

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