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

Putting Intention to Work – Synchronistic Secrets in Job Search Success

  “There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” ― Wayne W. Dyer This is an old Wayne Dyer Facebook post I saved because I just love it! It speaks so clearly about taking concrete action with law of attraction in mind to create synchronistic opportunities. I really do believe the secret to a successful job search for work you love it blended the two – mindset first and action that aligns with it. Dr. Dyer says: “Act upon the inner picture. Begin to act 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

Sing, sing a heartsong . . .

  A lot of clients talk to me about figuring out their “passion” or “life purpose” when we talk about their work & career lives, and the assumption I think is that those things are synonymous – purpose & our job.  Yes, sometimes.  But no, not always. Since there are many inspirational posts and quotes done with pretty graphics floating around the web, this conversation happens a lot on the Resume Confidence Facebook page.  And it’s an intriguing, sometimes befuddling, and sometimes inspiring topic, no doubt.  And I definitely believe in finding (or I tend to think it’s a remembering) Read More

Keep Competitive – Keep Your Skills Updated

  “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  ~ Eric Hoffer How many of you that are currently employed are taking advantage of Continuing Education opportunities that may exist in your workplace? Have you asked?   Even if programs aren’t offered by your company directly from Training or HR departments, sometimes you can convince your boss to invest in sending you to a class, workshop, or conference IF you can outline the measureable benefits doing so will bring to your job performance and optimally, the Read More