What Are You Grateful for About Your Work?

  The best kind of attitude is gratitude, right? What about your job, or job search, do you feel grateful for? What are you learning, what’s been valuable for your professionally/personally through the experience?  Where have you experienced kindness, support, recognition? For me, I’ll give a big shout out to supervisors I’ve had, like Darrell & Sondi at the runaway shelter, an early job out of college for me.  They were the first to actively see and develop my potential as a mentor and facilitator, skills I skill use today. I also will also always be grateful for Donna, a more 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

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

It’s a Bit Stuart Smalley, but . . .

    I came upon this from a post from a page I am a “fan” of on my Facebook Page & thought how fun it would be to make some of these & secretly, randomly post them around town – and I just might!  And I encourage you to do, so, too, if so inspired! (and then write & tell me about it!)   Then I thought, “If I did a Positive Thoughts just for Job Seekers” version, what should it say?   Here’s a few of my thoughts – love you to add yours in the comments below.  Read More