The Preciousness of Time

It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the one worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always come with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that […]

Seeing the Options

My ever-growing five-year-old went to her room to change into play clothes. After a short amount of time, I heard some fussing. “What’s the matter?” I called up. Her annoyed response came back, “I can’t button my pants!” “Can I help you with that?” There was no reply to my offer, but then I heard […]

Correcting Missteps

If you’ve visited The Job Quest over the past few days, you will have noticed that things look a little different around here. Oh, it’s the same blog you’ve come to know and love, but it’s a little sleeker, a little faster. Many thanks to Kim Woodbridge of (Anti) Social Development for all her great […]

On Building Trust

Trust is a topic that’s come up for me a couple times this week. My friend Heather Coleman-Voss, a career coach in Michigan, wrote a very interesting post about managers developing trust in the workplace. In it, she talks about some of the ways that leaders can encourage their employees to trust them. Another great […]

Employing an Outside Perspective on Your Job Hunt

Last summer, around the end of July/beginning of August, I connected with a job seeker who was feeling pretty down and out about his situation. He had been unemployed since October 2008 after being laid off from a job in construction. His work experiences also included manufacturing settings and stores that serviced the construction industry […]

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