Guiding Mid-career Professionals to Jobs They Love

Posts Tagged Job Search

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Job search advice

“What am I doing wrong? Why won’t things work out?” My client’s job – a position she had been in for years and truly enjoyed – was being phased out. Suddenly and unexpectedly, she was looking for a new one. The moment she heard the news, she […]

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3 Ways to Get Past, “I don’t know” and Find a New Career

Something new

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. When I ask a new client, “What kind of work do you want to do next?” they almost always say, “I don’t know.” In my 12+ years of coaching, I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is […]

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Am I the only one?

Being alone

Are you worried that you’re alone in your struggles? Do you worry about what’s wrong with you or if you’re human? Here’s a little re-assurance.

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Quiz: Do you have everything you need to conduct an effective job search?

A job search is daunting. It feels like a full-time job. And that 4-letter word FEAR always seems to rear its ugly head in the process. To ease our fears and reduce the chance of being overwhelmed by them, we need to get our ducks in a row and be prepared for executing an effective job search. Not sure where to start? Take this quiz and see if you’ve got the pieces in place.

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Out Beyond Your Headlights

Do you get frustrated with projects – like your career change or a job search – moving forward in fits and starts when you wish you could jump right in? This post is for you!

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Yes and No

These are funny little words that hold great power over our day-to-day lives. We say the words so often that we can lose touch with their significance and the role they play in our happiness. Yes and No are two sides of a coin. Each time we […]

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My Go-to Career Change Books

For those of you that know me, you know that I’m a book junkie.  My bookshelves are overflowing and I am always looking for recommendations and scoping out my new options on Amazon’s used book list, the library or at my favorite local independent bookstore (Brookline Booksmith). […]

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Successful Job Searching – Extraordinary Mindset

This post originally ran on July 14, 2009 on the blog, Less Ordinary Living. “No one’s hiring.” “There are so many people like me looking for a job.” “No one’s gotten back to me.” “I’m not qualified.” “I’m over qualified.” “I’ll never find a new job.” Sound […]

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Permission to Wallow Part 2 – Purposeful Wallowing

This post originally ran on September 3, 2009 on the blog, Less Ordinary Living. Yesterday, we discussed wallowing and explored its benefits.  I shared how as a coach, I could get behind encouraging wallowing as a tool to gain insight and help you move forward.  Today, I […]

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Career Transition – Permission to Wallow

This post originally ran on September 2, 2009 on the blog, Less Ordinary Living. In response to a recent posting about Terri’s 4-month journey to find a more meaningful role before being deported, one of our readers, Ellen, shared that rather than feeling motivated by Terri’s success, […]

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