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It’s a New Year, Now What?

Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather 😉 we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…

What Is Career Coaching And How Can It Help You?

The process of career coaching and counseling is still somewhat foreign to many people, but in this current economic climate, not knowing that there is a professional support out there and how they can help you will only cause prolonged unhappiness, and unnecessary job search struggles. If you’re sick with a chronic condition, you seek medical help, why not for your career? It affects every aspect of your life.

Recently I was interviewed by Demetrius Cheeks of Learnvest to find out what career coaches do, and how we can help people who are struggling with getting their career on track or succeed in difficult job search. In this interview with Demetrius I share my experiences as a Career Coach and how the art and science of career counseling can help prep you to compete against the millions of fellow job-seekers or find the right career fit.

4 Fears Job Seekers Must Get Over And Why

1. Fear of being your own boss: You have no choice but to face this fear head on.  Whether you like it or not, you are your own boss today. Due to the trend of shrinking job tenure, everyone needs to think about what their next step is going to be, on a regular and strategic basis. Long gone is the lifetime…

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…

“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…