3 Reasons Why You Still Need to Do Interview Prep. (Yes, Even If You Are a “Shoo-in.”)

3 Reasons to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job searches are, without a doubt, draining. And, given the nature of today’s shortened employment tenures, all serious careerists are in constant job search mode. The tasks that are part of a comprehensive job hunt are overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cut corners? Even just a little? While I would be the […]

Networking: the Root of Your Career’s Life

flowers

Once it finally warmed up in Wisconsin, my children were able to engage in one of their favorite springtime activities — picking flowers for Mommy. (As the recipient of their gifts, I have to admit that it is one of my favorite, too!) One morning last month, after they had picked a vaseful of daffodils […]

What’s Your (Career) Story?

Are you a good storyteller? It’s actually quite a useful skill for furthering your career. This quote by sales authority Jeffrey Gitomer puts the reason why in a nutshell: “Facts & figures are forgotten, stories are retold.” While the numbers from your accomplishments are impressive (and necessary to demonstrate that you can get things done), […]

Dealing with the Highs and Lows of the Job Hunt

last weeks weather

One week ago, there were thunderstorms in Wisconsin. Thunderstorms. In January. It was crazy having the temperature be that warm! But then, it got colder the next day, and we had so much snow that they cancelled school. And a couple days later, the high temperature for the day was in the single digits. Today, […]

The Benefits of Being in the Now

The Benefits of Being in the Now

Last week, I attended the annual summit held by Career Directors International, a professional organization of which I am a member. My kids were not so sure about me being gone for several days, my five-year-old son in particular. The day before I left was hard for him. He had issues at school and it […]

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