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The Gift of a Positive Attitude. Creative Gift Idea # 3

3. The Gift of a Positive Attitude: You may be in a difficult place with your job search, and understandably so– an ongoing job search, being stuck in a job you hate, or chronic underemployment are all very demoralizing, but an optimistic outlook (ok, not that easy to find at times, but dig up whatever you can), can be beneficial on a…

10 Tips to Remaining Positive in your Job Search (#1 Stop job searching)

Would you describe yourself as a job seeker? If so, I invite you to stop. Rather than seeing yourself as a person with your hand out hoping for the right opportunity, I want you to see yourself as a person of unique value offering your skills and experiences to the lucky candidate. Stop swallowing your worth and remember that everybody lands in…

CyberMonday Coaching Special & The December Gratitude Project

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I didn’t have a chance to thank everyone who has become a part of Careerfolk this past year. I want to say a special thank you to all my clients who have trusted me enough to share their personal stories, struggles and dreams.  I am truly blessed to be doing what I love, especially when it…

“Fishful Thinking”- Job Search wisdom found on the back of a Goldfish Box

Goldfish Crackers are a standard in most homes with children. My two children have always loved them.  Yesterday as I was putting away groceries, the word Optimism caught my eye on a big box of whole grain baked Goldfish with the important note: “Optimism is a skill children can learn and leads to greater happiness and resilience.” As an advocate of Positive…

Want to Improve Your Job Search? Say Om!

My colleague, Career Counselor Ilana Levitt and I were in our respective Yoga classes recently and had a similar epiphany.  We were both struck by the relevance of Yoga practice to our work with people stuck in various stages of their job search or career development. Ilana and I are dedicated to helping people break through the psychological barriers that are keeping…

Is your head really in the game?

As a trained counselor and therapist, it doesn’t take me long to detect that a job seeking client is stuck for reasons other than a challenging economy. Let me introduce the experiences of three people I have met over the last few years: It took quite a bit of encouragement to get Dan into my office to talk about his job search,…