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Gainfully Unemployed: Making Progress on Priorities with Personal Kanban

Every day people struggle with prioritizing and completing tasks. Everything is urgent. Everyone has demands. People feel like they’re spinning their wheels, or delivering lower quality work than they’d like to deliver. There simply isn’t enough time. For unemployed people looking for work, the challenge is often one of “too much time.” And while many of us have expressed a desire to…

Be a Job Search Rebel

Be a Job Search Rebel So, you’re in the market for a new job, eh? Chances are you have a list going through your mind about the do’s and don’ts of how to land that new opportunity. Perhaps it’s not a list you’re even conscious of but you may be acting in a bubble of what used to work and no longer…

How to Write a Compelling Resume for a Generic Job Description

How to Write a Compelling Resume for a Generic Job Description The rules of resume writing continue to evolve. Right now, it’s all about saying as much as possible in as few words as possible, formatting for applicant tracking systems and targeting the job YOU want. Those are the three essential components for today’s resume but the last one can be the most…

Step into Your Boldness

Step into your boldness.  Change is hard. I see it with many of my clients who reach out for guidance to make a career change. While we know we want it, it’s not easy to embrace the changes required to make it happen.  I recently had to take my own advice that I regularly give to clients. “ Step into your boldness.”…

Focus on Career Trends: Bridging the Skills Gap Without Breaking the Bank

Focus on Career Trends: Bridging the Skills Gap without Breaking the Bank If you’re like many job seekers, you read through the list of requirements for an open position and compare it against your existing skill set. Sure, soft skills are an easy enough sell. You can certainly describe yourself as a highly driven team player with excellent communication skills without anyone…

Put Yourself First (Even if You Think You Can’t)

Take a moment and think about all the people in your life that you feel some sense of responsibility for. If you were to map out a typical day, how much time would be spent doing things for yourself? Try to go beyond the nuts and bolts of adult responsibilities like bill paying and grocery shopping. I’m talking about experiencing moments where…