A Manager’s Support Network

On a three-part interview with social media expert Phil Gerbyshak from several years back, there was an interesting question posted at the end of it: “Are you properly nurturing your supporting relationships? What have you done lately to nurture your support network?” In that case, they were referring to personal support networks. But my thoughts […]

The Power of Love

With the recent postings various friends on Facebook have made about their wedding anniversaries, it’s had me reflecting on my own anniversary that is coming toward the end of the year. There have been many ups and downs in the nearly 13 years that I’ve been married to my beloved husband, and one thing that […]

Job Loss Matters, But Does Not Equal Life Loss

I read a short excerpt from an interview of Grammy-nominated Christian singer, Steven Curtis Chapman. One of the topics discussed was the death of his five-year-old daughter two years ago. In answering a question about how the family is coping, Chapman replied: “It’s not the defining thing in our lives, but it has redefined us.” […]

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 […]

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Being stuck in the midst of a layoff is a rough spot to be in. There’s the whole laundry list of advice that you’re supposed to follow (Note: not in order of importance): Get your résumé in shape Connect with your network Attend events to grow your network Clean up you online presence Develop you […]

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