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Is Perfectionism Paralyzing Your Job Hunt?

By |2020-01-14T16:49:56+00:00January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

You’ll start applying really soon. Like, later today. You'll just take one more look online. You’ll send that cover letter and resume after one more edit. One more pass. If you get it just right, they’ll notice you and call you in for the interview. You’ll get out the door for that interview, but [...]

What Matters Most in your Resume

By |2019-12-17T21:49:44+00:00December 17th, 2019|Resumes|

I recently chatted with a friend who works in HR, and she's a little frustrated. Many of the resumes she's sorting through this week don't show the work history clearly. Like many hiring managers, she likes to see a traditional, chronological format organized by dates. She especially is frustrated when she sees accomplishments separated from [...]

Three Ways to Improve Your Networking Emails

By |2019-11-15T20:40:20+00:00November 15th, 2019|Job Hunting|

Everyone knows networking should be a big part of job hunting, but sometimes it's tough to come up with wording for networking emails. You probably have a network of people who would love to help you, if you asked. I think many people avoid getting the word out because it feels so, well, icky. [...]

Save Time Revising Your Résumé by Making These Three Lists

By |2019-09-19T15:21:00+00:00September 19th, 2019|Job Hunting, Research, Resumes|

Does this sound familiar? You're excited to job hunt, so you settle in at your desk to update your résumé. You start to look over the document and realize you have so much to add. Quickly, the document is over two pages, and you're still anxiously trying to include everything you've done in the [...]

Journaling Prompts to Inspire a Better Work Life

By |2019-08-02T13:53:31+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Career Exploration, job satisfaction|

When you're feeling down about your job, it can be so tempting to jump quickly to the next job. Sociopaths find their way to management positions, colleagues melt down, companies downsize at the drop of a hat. We find ourselves pivoting so often we make ourselves dizzy. We become disorganized in our thinking about [...]

A Cover Letter Template that Gets Results

By |2019-06-04T22:13:53+00:00June 4th, 2019|Cover Letters, Job Hunting|

If you search the internet, you'll find a number of formulas for writing a great cover letter. Some recommend you tell a story, some recommend side-by-side columns. I'm going to send you in a different direction: Tell employers what you've been working on lately. You're probably thinking that the résumé covers that, and you're [...]

The Lure of Online Applications

By |2019-02-22T15:44:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Job Hunting, Uncategorized|

The modern job hunt looks deceptively simple. Search major search engines, find a job posting and send off your resume. Easy, right? You feel so productive. You've sent off five applications today, you tell yourself. Repeat that for a couple of weeks and you're bound to get calls for interviews. You choose big companies [...]

My Career Inspiration for 2019

By |2019-01-23T18:05:50+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Career Inspiration|

We've hit the time in January when I usually get mad at myself for failing at my resolutions. Last year I joined an amazing gym. The problem? It was so amazing I had trouble keeping up. I'm just not very... bootcampy. That not-so-insightful epiphany came to me while face down halfway through burpee that [...]

Seven Tips for Saving Money During a Career Change

By |2018-11-15T20:41:12+00:00November 15th, 2018|Career Change, Job Hunting|

Changing careers or even jobs within the same career can be expensive. The costs of hiring a coach, making a decision, then lining up resources like interview suits, résumé services and travel expenses to interviews may make you want to give up before you begin. Hiring a career coach especially may seem out of [...]

What Researchers Have Learned about Following Your Passion

By |2018-10-05T15:07:07+00:00October 5th, 2018|Career Exploration, job satisfaction|

If you haven’t seen the latest research from Carol Dweck and her colleagues, who pioneered work in the value of Growth Mindset in education, you’re going to want to check this out. (Thanks CNBC for highlighting this research) The research results released this summer show that people who believe in [...]