Why you can’t start your job search by updating your resume

Career Clarity: Getting Clear & Plotting the Course for Where You’re Headed Next So many job seekers think their resume was the first step in preparing for a new job search – but – they don’t quite know what they wanted to do next. An effective resume **has to be targeted** to a specific job goal. So – if you don’t know what type of work you want to do now, it’s not effective (in time, energy or money) to (pay someone to) work on your resume. Knowing what you want – and don’t want – and having a guide Read More

VIDEO: Career Change – Your Ideal Environment?

  This video is one of several I’ve posted on my YouTube channel with some great ideas about how to get more clear on your next career direction. Not sure where you want to go?  Does this sounds like you? “I’m not sure what I want to do now, but I DO know, I need to get out of this job, it’s killing me, I’m so unhappy here!”   Then you’ll want to get more ideas and check out the excavation exercises to support your career exploration and inspire job changes in this 70-page Career Clarity Guide. Click here to access it on Read More

Does Your Career Align with Your Life?

  Think About It: Does Your Career Align with Your Life? “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.‘ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs Photo by Laurenz Read More

VIDEO: The Difference Between Your Job and Your Work

I am a HUGE fan of Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays, Sessions, Master Class, etc, et al, just ALL of what she does. Sometimes she has a gem that is so perfect to share with you, my fans, supporters and clients, that I have to include it in the blog  (with all credit and attribution to Oprah and Harpo Studios)  (Though often I post videos I find on my Resume Confidence Facebook page – join there if you haven’t already, it’s usually different content from the blog or newsletter entirely) The title clearly lays out an issue many wonder about – Read More

Career/Find Your Passion and Other Inspirational Summer Reading Recommendations

  Just in time for the long holiday weekend!  Woo hoooo!  Here are a few great reading suggesstions:   I get asked about how to figure out one’s life purpose and find the work you love A LOT, being a resume writer & coach. Though there are MANY books on the subject, these are my personal fav’s hands down!   Job/Career/Find Your Passion book picks: I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was – Barbara Sher   Making a Living Without a Job – Barbara Winter (I know, doesn’t sound like a book for job seekers!  But Read More