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

Reinvigorate Your Job Search (and Workplace) Spirits

Barbara Winter, author of “Making a Living Without a Job” is one of my sources of ideas and inspiration in my business, since 1999 when I first read her book (long before I had a business, I knew I wanted one!)   As I read a blog post of hers, I found thoughts coming to mind about how MY clients, whether they are current job seekers, or have found new jobs after working with me, could take these ideas, “10 Ways to Feed Your Joyfully Jobless Spirit” and apply them to a job search, or, on the job.   Barbara says: Read More