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

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