Boomers–Transferring Your Skills

Are you approaching retirement and really don’t want to buy a motor home or just play golf?  Do you want to pursue something for the joy of just helping a worthwhile cause? What a great vision. But let’s avoid one of the first traps which could turn your quest to...

You Are The Third Person Who Told Me

That’s right. Recently, I heard from three friends during three different social occasions about one of our clients who recently got hired in his dream job. He was so excited that that he must have told all his friends, who told others. I was at the end of the...

Your Friend Wants to Help, but…….

So you are looking for a new job.  Your friends and family heard about what happened to you in the last position.  Now that some weeks have passed, you have learned that job hunting is all about relationships, who you know.  That means asking your friends who they...

You Can Shoot Yourself in the Foot and Not Know It

One of the most common mistakes a person makes in job interviewing is “checking out the employer”. This is a very natural thing to do, yet it keeps a person unemployed for a long time. The pattern begins when a person is dismissed from their job. The reason doesn’t...

Volunteering – Does this get you “in”?

As the job market continues to be tight, some of my clients have asked about volunteering as a way to get their foot in the door. A few clients have commented that they had read that this was recommended.  One stated that she was encouraged, by a networking event...

Your Sweet Spot, The Bottom Line

You hear the same story from most anyone you ask, so how did you end up as an electrician, as a teacher or as a mechanical engineer? Answer: well, my mom was a teacher, I grew up in a home of construction workers or my science teacher told me I should pursue...