A Key Factor for Success

I read this quote recently: “Successful people are so busy getting things done that they don’t have time to make excuses.” And it saddened me. It saddened me because of the lack of empathy and the broad generalizations that it paints with its few words. The message it conveys is that, no matter your current […]

Do Your Fears Hamper Your Job Search?

“But Mommy, I’m afraid they’re going to laugh at me! That is a sentiment I’ve heard expressed from my daughter a number of times in her short life. Any time something happens that sets her apart from the others, this fear springs to her mind. It happened most recently before Christmas when she slipped off […]

Yes, It’s OK to Cry!

I read a post on job hunting and came across something in the comments that caught my attention. The post itself suggested that “It’s OK to cry” when frustrated during a job search, and here’s what a commenter said in response: It’s okay to do a lot of emotional things, but I would not put […]

Making Job Clubs Work for You

I read a piece of advice recently that advised against joining a job club. This person’s rationale was, essentially, that a group of unemployed people getting together did nothing more than provide comfort during a difficult time of life. Job clubs, when used properly, can be a valid part of your job search strategy. Consider […]

Being Prepared for the Unexpected

I had planned to have a different post up here today. Thoughts about it had been running through my head on Thursday and Friday, and I was going to take my Friday night after the kids had gone to bed to type it up. So much for best-laid plans. As I was brushing my two-year-old’s […]

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