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Confidence Attracts Jobs

Confidence Attracts Jobs

Two weeks ago, a client began her dream job.  She wrote to me that she actually had two job offers, both of which would use her skills and abilities in work she believed in.  This is a woman who found it difficult to find a temporary job.  So what made the difference? Here’s what she... ...Continue Reading
Smile When You Say That: Empowering Yourself in the Job Search

Smile When You Say That: Empowering Yourself in the Job Search

Confidence. It’s such an essential part of a successful job search. Confidence in your abilities. Confidence that you will find the right fit job for you. Confidence that your actions will yield results. Confidence that this job is the right one for you. Confidence that you’ll add value to an employer. Confidence that you can... ...Continue Reading
What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

Stricken by fear a couple years ago, I sat and thought about exactly what it felt like to me. I knew of a few meanings for the acronym F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real Face Everything And Recover F*** Everything And Run. While each captured an aspect of fear, none of them really identified what is... ...Continue Reading
The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

I got this great infographic from LearnStuff.com that validates all you have thought about your crazy boss. Most people I coach have problems with their boss – that’s why they are dissatisfied with their current work. In fact, more and more people are interested in developing their own business, so they don’t have to work... ...Continue Reading
How to Deal with Not Getting a Job You REALLY Want

How to Deal with Not Getting a Job You REALLY Want

A client just heard she didn’t make it to the next round of interviews for a job she was really interested in and for which she is totally qualified.  This has happened to quite a few people. Often in the beginning of searches, a job comes along that you think is EXACTLY THE ONE!!! And... ...Continue Reading
How to Interview Well When You Feel Beaten Down

How to Interview Well When You Feel Beaten Down

J. asked me today how on earth she was supposed to do well on interviews when she felt so beaten down in her current job.  Her self-esteem was in the toilet. Her boss criticized practically everything she does so she has difficulty remembering her competence. And going to work every day – well, it was... ...Continue Reading
How to Cope with Disappointment in Job Search

How to Cope with Disappointment in Job Search

Today a client heard that he was not selected for a position. The second rejection this week. It doesn’t feel good to be rejected. Ever. Since job search is full of “no” and rejection, how does one cope with it? First, be nice to yourself. You just experienced something painful. So understand that you did... ...Continue Reading