How Comparisons Can Hurt (& Help) Your Career

How do you feel when there is something you really want (a promotion, employment at a particular company) and you see someone else get it? 1. Envy. “I want that dream! Why can’t I have it?” 2. Defeated. “Why bother? They’re probably just luckier than me.” 3. Bitter. “You know, they just get all the […]

A Little Motivation with the Monkees

The passing of Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees, has had me waxing nostalgic these past couple days. I’ve been finding videos on YouTube and listening to their songs, recalling many fun memories from their resurgence in the 80s. As I was jamming out to Davy, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, and Mickey Dolenz, I […]

A Story of Inspiration and Hope

In many ways, Bill Westerman is like many other people who go through a mid-life career change – he started back to school in his 30s, has dedicated himself to his studies in his new field, and is set to graduate in December of this year. But he’s taken a rather roundabout path to the […]

Posts on the Personal Side of the Job Hunt

Wow, it’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for almost a year. I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so I looked over some of my posts from those first few months. There were a number of them that dealt with all the work that needs to be done to get in the right mindset […]

"Never Let Go of Hope"

One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?” Just never let go of hope. Just never quit […]

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