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

Evaluating a Job Offer – Know Your Personal Bottom Lines

Beyond Salary & Benefits   The long awaited job offer has come – and now you have to decide – to take it, or, keep looking. It can be difficult to turn down any offer while job searching, especially if you have family and/or financial pressure. However, I want to encourage you to learn how to evaluate every offer (link to related post) according to your highest needs and desires in your career, and personal life (we know how they inevitably intertwine!) The how & why you might turn down a job offer, even when you really need one can be a Read More

Steps to a Smooth Job Change

  Ch-ch-ch-ch CHANGES . . . Turn and face the strange, changes . . . ,” croons David Bowie in his hit song titled the same.   The average person will make this change 9 or more times in their lifetime. It can be a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood or even a change of life passage as we grow older.  It can be an integral part of a mid-life crisis as well. A favorite author/artist of mine, SARK, claims to have made this transition 250 times – admittedly, much more than many of us.   >>How many Read More

Work Stress Solutions

I recently wrote this blog post, “Professional Development – Learning on the Job” which is most about keeping updated on your industry and job specific skills (technical training, computer skills, etc.) In my opinion, though, lifelong learning should, in my opinion, include both those ‘hard skills’ (technology and other abilities you must have to do the ‘nuts and bolts’ tasks of your job), but also continual growth of a personal nature – our communication skills, overcoming fears and insecurities we all carry in our lives, learning how to simply be more happy and confident always has positive ripple effects in our work 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