Slowly Transitioning from One Career to Another

I once had a client who was a CPA and enjoyed her work. While she wanted to continue as a CPA, she was also a very creative designer of beautiful high-end jewelry. She wanted to explore the possibilities of this new career but wasn’t sure how to make a living just as a jeweler. We … Continued

Look for an “Adjacent” Industry

My husband and I had a fire in our house last year. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the house is still standing! During the house restoration, I had the opportunity to see many skilled tradespeople at work, many of them working in adjacent industries. An adjacent industry is one that touches another industry in … Continued

When a Cup is More Than Just a Cup

As a career coach, I have heard thousands of stories about people being angry about how they were treated when they left a company.  One time, a woman came into my office because she couldn’t land a single interview, let alone a job. I asked her what happened. Boy, did I get an earful! She … Continued

Do You Have the Right Personality for Your Job?

As a resume writer and career coach, I run into many clients who dislike their job, but don’t know why. Sometimes it all has to do with personality.  When Someone’s Personality is Not a Good Fit for the Job I could not do a job that required me to be calm, cool, and collected. I … Continued

Are You Telling the Truth on Your Resume?

Does your resume tell the real truth about you and your work? As someone who works with resumes and job seekers every day, I know for a fact that there are countless resumes out there that contain lies and falsehoods. These can be: Omissions: Maybe you leave out an entire job or part of the … Continued

How His Dinner Made Him Reconsider a Job Offer

Sometimes, it’s the small things that can make you reconsider a huge “opportunity.” There are always some obvious things that people consider when thinking about accepting a new job, such as the salary, benefits, job duties, commute, and career growth potential. But sometimes, the reasons NOT to take a job are not as obvious. As … Continued

What About the Dreaded Employment “Gap?”

I once talked with a man who had been a stay-at-home dad for seven years but wanted to go back to work. Prior to this, he had been the Chief Financial Officer at a company. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him with two special-needs twin boys. As he was in a good financial position, … Continued

But I Was Just Doing My Job!

There is so much to be said on the subject of storytelling when it comes to your interview skills. When an interviewer asks you a question, they aren’t looking for a yes or no answer. They are looking for a story that will tell them a bit about you and your experience/skills. If you aren’t … Continued