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Career Decisions

061: Is It My Career Or Just My Job?

(How to figure out what’s not working and fix it) This month’s theme is starting, restarting, or changing careers. Today I want to talk about job dissatisfaction. How to figure out what the problem is... and how to solve it.

060: Starting Your Career – Proper Perspective is Everything

The theme for December is Starting, Continuing, or Restarting Your Career. Today, I want to give you five top tips for starting your career. Specifically, about how to view the beginning of your career in a way that serves you.

059: Purpose Questions to Ask Yourself

On Monday of this week, I did a Facebook Live on my top 5 year-end professional purpose questions. I thought I would go a bit deeper on this topic of Professional Purpose with this week’s podcast.

056: What Employees Value Most in an Employer

What do you value in an employer? I researched three online sites for this podcast.

055: Career Decisions: Bringing it all Together

This month, I’ve done episodes covering Motivated Skills, personality preferences using the framework of the MBTI, Core Values, and Areas of Expertise in making career decisions. Today I want to bring all of these things together.

Blog: The Macro- and Micro-Levels of Your Career Choice

This week’s podcast is about identifying and incorporating your Core Values into your career choice.

053: Translating Your Core Values into your Career Decision

This month’s podcasts are covering the importance of incorporating your skills, values, personality, and areas of expertise into your career decision. Today, we’re talking about Core Values.

052: Using Personality Information in your Career Choice

This month, I’m talking about using critical information about yourself in your career choice. Last week, I talked about Motivated Skills; this week I want to talk about personality.

Blog: Your College Degree ≠ Your Career Path

Your degree does not have to equal your career choice.

027: Choosing Your Career Path for Graduating College Students

There are three main perspectives I want to share with upcoming (or recent) college graduates related to your career this week:

026: Career Q&A with College Students (Part 2)

This week is part 2 of my Q&A session with two Florida State University students

025: Career Q&A with College Students (Part 1)

PART 1: Q&A with two Florida State University College Students

Blog: Are You Squarely in the Center of your Passion?

Over the years, people have shared with me the ways in which they aligned their passion with their work. Here are three examples:

Blog: Your Life Purpose…So Much Bigger than a Job Title

purpose is what you are uniquely designed to do, and extends far beyond the boundaries of a job title or company.

Blog: Pursue Your Passion…with a Safety Net

Here are five ways to pursue your passion while keeping your safety net

Blog: Don’t Let Fear Keep you from Finding your Life’s Purpose

The world would be a pretty-near perfect place if everyone was engaged in the thing that makes their heart sing and brings them joy and fulfillment.

Blog: Don’t Let Fear Keep You From Your Life’s Purpose

We’re on the topic of your life’s purpose…your passion…finding what you were put on this earth for.

Blog: Are You Playing Hide-and-Go-Seek with Your Life’s Purpose?

I talked about finding your passion in my last blog, and I wanted to go even deeper into finding your life’s purpose.

Career Management

065: How to Get Identified as a High-Potential Employee

In this interview with Denise Wilson of Capital City Bank, we talk about how to get recognized by your employer as a high-potential employee...and the benefits of doing so.

064: Employee Benefits (with Michelle Snow)

In this interview with benefits specialist, Michelle Snow, you'll learn the basic vocabulary of employee benefits...and what questions to ask a prospective employer about their benefits package.

Blog: Do You Actually LIKE What You’re Doing?

In this week’s podcast, I talk about Motivated Skills vs. Burnout Skills. Let’s dig into this concept a bit deeper.

063: Self-Employment and Side Hustles

Today I want to talk about alternative work arrangements including self-employment, contract work, and side hustles.

062: People Who Made Significant Career Changes

Today, I’m presenting case studies of people who made significant career changes, and the lessons to be learned from those changes.

Blog: Which Areas of Expertise Are Most In-Demand Right Now?

This week’s podcast talks about identifying your Areas of Expertise.

054: What are You REALLY Good At? (Areas of Expertise)

Today’s topic is “What are You REALLY Good At?” We’re talking about capitalizing on your Areas of Expertise.

Blog: Personality Type in Career Choice: Case Studies

In this week’s podcast, I talk about the role of personality type in career choice. I use the framework of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

050: Work/Life Blend (Balance is a Myth)

Why Work/Life Balance is a Myth

051: Identifying Your Motivated Skills

This month, we’ll be drilling down on your skills, personality preferences, core values, and expertise. Each of these things can, and should, play a role in your career decisions.

Blog: Ways to Restore Equilibrium When Work is a B****h

Today, let’s talk about how to get back to normal when things at work aren’t, so you aren’t damaging your evenings and weekends (and alienating friends and family).

049: What to Do if You’re Not Growing at Work

There are two facets to this topic I want to cover: -You’re not being given new tasks or assignments to stimulate you (this is a management issue) -You aren’t feeling motivated to do the work anymore (this is an internal issue)

Blog: Five Quick Ways to Get Branded as Unprofessional

Here are my top five ways to quickly become branded as “unprofessional.

048: External Education Opportunities

Today, let’s talk about continuing your education outside your current employer.

047: Taking Advantage of Your Company's Professional Development Opportunities

Here are tips for taking advantage of your employer's training and professional development offerings.

043: How to Speak and Write at Work

Far too few people have exceptional written communication skills, and I’ve seen plenty of people be held back professionally because of poor writing ability.

Blog: Skills and Values Employers Are Looking For

I want to share with you "14 Skills and Values Employers Seek in Jobseekers.”

Blog: Unraveling Personality Differences at Work

You are going to encounter “difficult” personalities at work. It is inevitable. I want to frame this with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

037: The Work Stuff No One Ever Tells You

This week, my guest on the podcast is Becky Cutright, Communications Consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Hear the top 5 things she wishes someone would have told her as she was entering the workforce

Blog: How to Give Feedback to Coworkers

Here are five tips for giving feedback to coworkers

036: Managing Your Boss

If you haven’t entered the work force yet or are brand new to the work force, the concept of managing your boss may be foreign to you.

Blog: How to Have a Difficult Conversation at Work

Let’s talk about how you can have those difficult work conversations in a way that doesn’t leave one or both parties feeling like you’ve been run over and left for road kill.

Blog: No One’s Ever Indispensable at Work

While I want you to make yourself as invaluable an employee as you possibly can be, s**t happens.

034: How to Be Indispensable at Work

The first message I want you to hear is that you have the option of making yourself indispensable at work, no matter the job you’re in or the circumstances surrounding that job

032: It May Not Be Your Dream Job, But...

Here are my top strategies for getting your foot in the door at your dream employer.

Blog: The “Grass is Greener” Syndrome…and its Destruction

Drilling down deeper on "The Grass is Greener Syndrome"

029: Interview with Human Resources Executive, Gloria Reed

This week’s podcast features an interview with human resources executive Gloria Reed, discussing the primary missteps she sees recent college graduates making in their first job out of college.

Blog: Career Passion and Reinvention

Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth and reinvention. Yours?

024: Increasing Your Value to Your Employer (with Jane Springer)

Today’s guest is Jane Springer, life and style coach. We’re talking about how to increase the value you bring to your employer.

023: Attitude Check During the Job Search

I can’t imagine anyone describing the job search as “fun” or “enjoyable”, but it doesn’t have to be awful, either.

Blog: Can’t Change Anyone Else. Best News Ever.

Managing yourself around your relationships at work.

022: Managing Relationships at Work

Here’s the main message I want to give you today: You can’t change anyone else.

Blog: Should You Seek That Internal Promotion?

Today, let’s drill down on my top suggestion for navigating the internal promotion process.

018: How to Get That Internal Promotion

Are you effectively managing your career? Today’s topic will help tremendously with your efforts, as I talk about how to position yourself for internal promotions.

Blog: Be Great Where You Are

In this week’s podcast, I give you my top eight tips for being ARFO. Always Ready For Opportunity.

015: Brand YOU

I want to give you my favorite questions for determining my clients’ brand.

011: How to Be ARFO

Let me tell you a little bit about ARFO – Always Ready For Opportunity.

Blog: Number One Tip for Managing Your Career

In this week’s podcast, I offer my #1 tip for managing your career

007: Five Top Career Management Tips

Here are my top five career management tips:

005: Think Yourself Motivated

I’m talking about how to keep your motivation high at work regardless of what’s going on around you.

Blog: Is Your Work Fueling You? Case Studies of Career Shifts

Are you fueling your passion with your work, or is your passion starving in your work?

Blog: Unhappy at Work? Change Your Thoughts

Your thoughts produce EVERY result in your life. Yes, EVERY result. No exceptions. So, to change your experience in the world, some thought hygiene needs to happen.

Blog: Don’t Leave Your Current Job Before Reading This!

Here are some considerations when deciding whether to move on from your current position.

Blog: What Are You Doing to Grow in Your Job?

Let’s talk about how to infuse some new life into your job.

Blog: How Job Satisfaction is Affected By Your Personality

Let’s talk about how your job satisfaction can be affected by your personality preferences.

Blog: Five Tips for Cultivating Relationships with Recruiters

For some of you, the concept of having relationships with recruiters may be a new one. Let's examine.

Blog: Are You Fulfilling Your Life’s Purpose?

My theme this month has been “assess” – assessing your current employment situation, your resume, and your network. We’re wrapping up with assessing the degree to which you are fulfilling your life’s purpose.

Blog: Is it Time to Look for a New Job?

How do you know if it’s time to look for a new job?

Blog: Seven Tips for Moving into Another Job with your Employer

Here are my seven top tips for making a seamless transition to a new department

Blog: How Does Your Persistence Measure Up? Take This Quiz.

Whether you are persisting through rejections in the job search process to get to your dream job, persisting through the steps necessary to launch your own business, or persisting through the many demands on your money to save for that trip-of-a-lifetime…the common denominator is persistence.

Blog: How to Be ARFO…Always Ready For Opportunity

conducted research on my past clients in the summer of 2015, and one of the themes that emerged was what I like to call ARFO…Always Ready for Opportunity.

Blog: When Leaving isn’t Feasible…

When clients complain to me about their job, I tell them they have only two choices: change their circumstances, or change their attitude.

014: The Opposite of Networking is NOT Working

Your network should be something you maintain at a low, consistent, but significant level at all times, so Let’s talk about networking from a career management perspective.

Blog: College Graduates…More Top Tips So You Don’t Derail Your Career

Last week, I started a thread of the Top Seven Tips for College Graduates. Here are the remaining tips:

Blog: College Graduates…Don’t Derail Your Career Before it Starts!

Seven Top Tips for Transitioning from College to Career

Blog: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Reflect on our Passion

Tragedy can bring us together…or tear us apart.


083: Answering the Dreaded "Strengths" and "Weaknesses" Interview Questions

Today we’re diving into the “strengths” and “weaknesses” interview questions.

082: Answering the "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question

Here are my top tips for preparing for the "tell me about yourself" interview question.

Blog: The Job Interview: How to Wrap It Up

Today, I want to talk about the three things you MUST do when closing out an interview.

Blog: The Job Interview…Ouch!

Job interviews aren’t what most people would call FUN. BUT…interviewing can be successful

Blog: Understanding Personality During the Job Interview, Part 4

We come to the final preference pair of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Judging vs. Perceiving.

Blog: Understanding Personality During the Job Interview, Part 3

In this blog, I want to talk about how a person derives his or her energy - and the implications of that orientation to the job interview.

Blog: Understanding Personality During the Job Interview, Part 2

In this blog, let’s talk about how people make decisions.

Blog: Understanding Personality During the Job Interview, Part 1

Let me provide you with some insight into how to navigate various personalities during the job interview.

Blog: The Interview: Know Thyself

You Have to Know Yourself to Succeed in the Interview.

Blog: Answering the Toughest Interview Question

I have found the most difficult question for candidates to answer is often the first question asked. And because it’s the first question, if you’re not prepared with a strong answer you’ve sabotaged your entire interview.

Blog: Developing a Tool Kit for your Job Interview

Your preparation for the job interview should be far more comprehensive than for a first date, yet so many people go into interviews with little to no preparation.

Blog: Job Interviewing and Dating

It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much experience you have, or your level of education…interviewing is stressful.

058: How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Today, we’re talking about what you can…and can’t…negotiate in a job offer. Also when and how to negotiate.

Blog: Top LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

I want to talk about ten ways you can use LinkedIn in your job search.

031: LinkedIn Tips for Entry-Level Job Seekers

If you haven’t created a LinkedIn profile yet, that has to be Step #1. Here's how:

Blog: Scheduling Your Job Search

Let’s drill down on how to create your job search calendar.

030: Active vs. Passive Job Search Strategies

Job boards: While this strategy can be somewhat effective for entry-level positions, it is a dangerous habit to get in to, because as you advance through your career, more senior positions will be harder and harder to access through job boards.

028: Know the Product You Are Selling (You) for Graduating College Students

There are three main perspectives I want to share with upcoming (or recent) college graduates related to your first “real” job search.

Blog: How NOT to Be the Generic Job Candidate

Identifying your personal brand is crucial in positioning yourself as the name-brand alternative to the many generic candidates you will be competing with.

Blog: Making it Through a Job Search Unscathed

Here’s what is optional during a job search: Beating. Yourself. Up

Blog: Don’t Be the Generic Job Candidate!

Your potential customers (i.e. employers) need to know exactly what makes you different…better…than the other products (i.e. candidates) on the shelf.

010: Preparing for a Job Search in 2018

Let’s talk about preparing for a job search in 2018 (or whenever you happen to listen to this episode).

006: Capitalizing on the Last Hiring Push of the Year

What to consider when launching a job search at the end of the year

003: Job Search Strategies

Let’s talk about active vs. passive job search strategies.

004: The Hidden Job Market

Depending on what resource you look at, 75%-85% of all jobs are in the hidden job market.

002: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Job Boards

This week’s podcast is on how to effectively utilize job boards as part of your job search arsenal. I’ll give you my top 12 tips for getting the best possible results from sites like, Monster, and LinkedIn’s job board.

001: Overview of the Job Search

Let’s do a high-level overview of the job search. If you hear me say nothing else today: Job boards are broken. But what’s the alternative?

Blog: Five Tips for Using LinkedIn in a Discreet Job Search

Sometimes, a job search needs to be covert, because you don’t want your current employer finding out what you’re up to. Here are five tips for utilizing LinkedIn for a discreet job search.

Blog: Stop Spending All Your Time on Job Boards! Do This Instead

My advice on job searching on other than job boards.

Blog: Is Your Resume Job Search Ready?

Whether you hire a professional like me or do it yourself, here are five top tips to make sure your resume is job search ready.

Blog: What are you lacking as a job candidate?

Lee Hecht Harrison recently surveyed 277 human resource managers to find out what was missing from the job candidates they receive application materials from.

Blog: How to Get Your Leg in the Room

The bulk of your job search should be focused on getting into the companies you have identified at your target employers.

Blog: Tommy Gun or Bow-and-Arrow Job Search?

Targeting is the Name of the Game

Blog: Job Search or Root Canal? You Choose

There are some similarities: with both the root canal and the job search, you’ll feel much better when it’s over; you’ll also be very sensitive during either process.

Blog: Here’s What Your Job Search Might Be Missing

It’s a brand new job search game out there…do you know how to play?

Blog: What Isn’t Working in Job Searches These Days

In this last blog, I share what tools and resources unsuccessful job seekers were using. By knowing what doesn’t work, hopefully it gives you clarity around what does.

Blog: Why Do Some Job Seekers Give Up?

Today’s blog provides insight into those job seekers I spoke with who stopped looking for a job.

Blog: Advice from Recent Job Seekers

This blog provides you with advice from recent job seekers – what they wish someone would have told them.

Blog: Using Job Boards in the Job Search

Where Do Job Boards Fit into your Job Search?

Blog: Job Search Tools – What’s Most Successful?

Changes in the Job Search Landscape Require Changes to your Job Search Strategy

Blog: How Has the Job Search Changed?

Networking is the Name of the Game

Blog: What’s Working for Job Seekers…and What Isn’t

My research results from numerous previous clients who were quick to tell me what had worked for them, and what hadn’t.

Blog: Joining Groups in LinkedIn For Job Search

I wanted to talk about joining in and participating in groups, and following companies you’re interested in working for.

Blog: Utilizing LinkedIn’s Endorsements and Recommendations in Your Job Search

Remember to build an Endorsements section that accurately represents the skill set you want to convey to those potential employers. Your skills should be on-brand, not confusing, and not duplicated.

Blog: How Employers Are Utilizing LinkedIn in the Hiring Process

If you understand how employers use LinkedIn to find great candidates, you can increase the likelihood that they’ll find you.

Blog: The Value of Job Search Coaching

Today’s job searches are more complex, multi-faceted, and less intuitive than ever. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

Blog: Job Search for College Grads

Clearly, for some, the job search is an afterthought in the matriculation process.

Blog: Organizing Your Job Search

Here’s a Job Search Reality: Organization is a MUST in the job search. It doesn’t matter whether you use one of the on-line job campaign systems such as JibberJobber, an Excel spreadsheet, or file folders, the point is you must stay organized throughout your campaign.


073: Leadership for Millennials (with Peter Berry)

This week's guest is Peter Berry. We talk about best practices for Millennials who want to move into the leadership ranks, as well as some of the innovative practices companies are using to attract, and retain, Millennials in their workforce.

072: Leading By Being (with Licia Berry)

Today's guest is Licia Berry of Daughers of Earth. We discuss Leading By Being.

071: Top 10 Leadership De-Railers

Here are my top 10 ways to de-rail your leadership potential, and how to avoid them

069: Taking on Stretch Assignments to Boost Your Leadership Creds

Here are top tips for stretching yourself in your current job as a way to build your leadership skills

067: Identifying Your Leadership Style

Top tips for identifying, and capitalizing on, your unique leadership style.

068: Speaking with Leadership Authority

An important piece of your leadership strength is in the presence you have when communicating, either one-on-one or to a group. Here are my top tips.

066: Developing as a Leader (with Melizza Black)

Tools for developing your leadership skills.

Blog: Leadership in Your First 90 Days

You’ve landed your next great job.It’s so important to establish your leadership approach from day one

Blog: How to On-Board Successfully as a Leader (Part Two)

Let’s talk about the people you are likely to encounter on your journey.

Blog: How to On-Board Successfully as a Leader (Part One)

It’s important to on-board successfully so that you start off on the right foot.

Life Coaching

060: Starting Your Career – Proper Perspective is Everything

The theme for December is Starting, Continuing, or Restarting Your Career. Today, I want to give you five top tips for starting your career. Specifically, about how to view the beginning of your career in a way that serves you.

042: You ARE Getting Results…Are They the Results You Want?

This month, I’m taking a week for each of the components of the thought model as developed by my coach, Brooke Castillo.

Blog: Taking Positive Action

Today, I want to hone in on taking positive action to get the results you desire in your work.

041: Taking the Proper Action Steps

My top 20 tips for work etiquette.

Blog: Feelings Ahead of Time

I invite you to decide ahead of time how you want to feel in a given situation, and then feel that way on purpose.

040: How Do You Want to Feel?

This month, I’m taking a week for each of the components of the thought model as developed by my coach, Brooke Castillo. Don’t be at the affect of your thoughts, but rather direct your thoughts to generate the feeling you want to have.

Blog: You Didn’t Get That Result By Accident

Consider this your thought master class. I’m giving you some thought models to fill in.

Blog: Think About What You’re Thinking About

Your Thoughts Determine EVERYTHING. Let's consider how it determines your work situation.

039: Your Thoughts Determine EVERYTHING

Today, I want to hone in on your thoughts. These are the sentences in your head about the circumstances of your life.

Blog: How to Slay it at Work…No Matter the Circumstance

Here’s the bottom line: the circumstances of your life are neutral. There is no meaning – positive or negative – until you have a thought about that circumstance.

038: The Neutrality of Circumstances

With any situation in your life, you have a neutral circumstance. This is the fact of the situation, devoid of any emotion or bias. The circumstance is the only part of the thought model over which you have no control – and that’s great news.

035: Emotional Adulthood at Work

First, let’s define emotional adulthood. Emotional adulthood is where you take responsibility for what you think, feel, and do.

Blog: How Will You Show Up at Work (and in Life) Today?

Discussing the Results You Get With the Thoughts You Have - Guest Blogger Jane Springer

Blog: When Things (Really) Don’t Go As Planned

Choosing to Think a Thought That Serves You...When Things (Really) Don't Go As Planned

Blog: How to Freak Your Brain Out in 2018

Navigating Experts How to Freak Your Brain Out in 2018

012: Planning for a Successful 2018

Today, I want to give some high-level concepts about managing your career.

005: Think Yourself Motivated

I’m talking about how to keep your motivation high at work regardless of what’s going on around you.

Blog: Life Lessons from Falling, Coughing, and Boarding Up

So...We’re not meant to be happy…healthy…wealthy…successful all the time. If we were, we wouldn’t appreciate it. We would simply expect to be happy…healthy…wealthy…successful, all the time. There’s another piece to this, and it is getting back up again.

Blog: It’s All In Your Head

No matter what results you’re getting in your life—good or not so good—you can trace those results back to your thoughts.

Blog: Decisions…In Life and in Hurricane Irma

I’d like to offer some parallels between the decisions we’re making about Hurricane Irma and the decisions required of us in our daily lives.

Blog: Don’t Let Thoughts Haunt You During Three Points in Your Career

There are three key points in your career when you’ll want to check your thoughts.

Blog: Change Really IS Good: Lessons from the Other Side

I want to share what I’ve learned with you, in hopes that it will either encourage you to make a much-needed change, or help you through a change you’re in the midst of.

Blog: Why Hoping, Wishing, and Thinking are Bad

How Hope Can Hurt.

Blog: Set Goal, Do the Work, Achieve Goal. Rinse and Repeat.

What are you putting off because you think it will be too hard? You might lose? It might “cost” too much (money, time, whatever)?


076: Strategies to Make the Most of LinkedIn

In today's episode, I give you my top five tips for making the most of LinkedIn during a job search.

075: Top Eight Improvements for Your LinkedIn Profile

These are my top suggestions for improving the "curb appeal" of your home on LinkedIn - your profile.

Blog: Top LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

I want to talk about ten ways you can use LinkedIn in your job search.

031: LinkedIn Tips for Entry-Level Job Seekers

If you haven’t created a LinkedIn profile yet, that has to be Step #1. Here's how:

020: Articulating Your Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn shouldn’t be a cut-and-paste of your resume. Repeat, NOT a cut-and-paste.

004: The Hidden Job Market

Depending on what resource you look at, 75%-85% of all jobs are in the hidden job market.

Blog: Five Tips for Using LinkedIn in a Discreet Job Search

Sometimes, a job search needs to be covert, because you don’t want your current employer finding out what you’re up to. Here are five tips for utilizing LinkedIn for a discreet job search.

Blog: Are You Spending Enough Time on LinkedIn?

If you value your connections on LinkedIn…value what LinkedIn can do for you professionally…you MUST spend time on LinkedIn. Not negotiable.

Blog: Three Quick Tips for Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Here are three quick tips to make sure you’re getting the most from your LinkedIn profile, based on the things I see on others’ profiles and the things I get the most questions about.

Blog: Maximizing the Impact of Your LinkedIn Heading

Today, let’s talk specifically about your heading-the statement at the top of your profile, underneath your name.

Blog: Don’t Let your LinkedIn Connections Die! Do This Instead

Today’s blog is my top 10 suggestions for cultivating relationships once you’ve connected with someone.

Blog: Networking on LinkedIn…Not the Thanksgiving Roaster Pan

Today, let’s talk about who you should connect with, and how to do so.

Blog: LinkedIn Job Search: Joining Groups and Following Companies

Joining Groups and Following Companies In LinkedIn to Help Your Job Search

Blog: LinkedIn: Endorsements & Recommendations Boost your Job Search Efforts

As you “ramp up” your LinkedIn profile to make a positive impression on potential employers, remember to build an Endorsements section that accurately represents the skill set you want to convey.


081: How Not to Be a Networking Barnacle

An effective networking strategy must be equal parts take and give. Here are my top tips for creating value for the people you network with.

080: Places to Network (and how to maximize them)

Today, let’s talk about where you can network. The events or organizations that can provide significant potential benefit to networking for a new job.

079: How Most People Network...and My Approach

Most people use what I call the Tommy Gun Approach to networking. I teach a much more strategic approach I call the Bow and Arrow Approach. Here are the differences.

078: Why is Networking So Stinkin' Important?

Everyone knows they are supposed to network...few know exactly why or what benefits they can derive from networking. Here are my top reasons to network and the benefits of various types of networking.

Blog: Networking - The All-Important Elevator Pitch

Here are the important components of an effective elevator pitch:

Blog: Don’t Be a Networking Barnacle!

Today, let’s talk about networking barnacles.

019: Brilliant Networking for Brilliant People

The people who listen to this podcast are brilliant people, so this episode is about brilliant networking for brilliant people.

Blog: “Why Should I Network? I’m Not Job Searching!”

Maintaining – and growing – your professional network is one of the most important things you can do for long-term career/business success.

Blog: How to Fail at Networking

Here’s what many people do wrong in networking…and how you can avoid these traps.

Blog: Networking: Are You an A+ Student or a Dropout?

Today, I offer three tips to assess your network.

Blog: Networking: This is How it’s Done

Wow. I was blown away by an email I received from a client yesterday. I want to share the essence of that email with you (personally identifiable information removed, of course) because “Joe” is doing everything right.

014: The Opposite of Networking is NOT Working

Your network should be something you maintain at a low, consistent, but significant level at all times, so Let’s talk about networking from a career management perspective.

Blog: Networking Your Way to Your Ideal Job

A targeted, proactive job search MUST include networking.

Blog: Tools for Networking During Your Job Search

As we wrap up this thread, here are some additional networking insights:

Blog: Organizing Your Networking Contacts During Your Job Search

Once you’ve established your target employers (you have done this, haven’t you?), then your networking contacts will fall into one of four categories.

Blog: Networking…A MUST In Your Job Search

You’ve heard it before…75% of job opportunities are in the “hidden job market” and the only way to have a shot at those positions is through networking.


Blog: Five Unusual Things to Be Thankful For: 2018 Edition

It’s become an annual event, this list of unusual things I’m thankful for every Thanksgiving. To keep the tradition going, here’s the 2018 edition,

057: Three Amazing Employers – Case Studies

What Makes an Amazing Employer? This month’s theme for my podcasts and blogs is the most important qualities in an employer.

Blog: Employee Benefits: Really Cool & Downright Weird

In this week’s podcast, I talked about what employees value most in an employer. Today, I wanted to tag-team on that idea with some of the most unusual / coolest / strangest employee perks I found.

056: What Employees Value Most in an Employer

What do you value in an employer? I researched three online sites for this podcast.

Blog: What Makes a Great Employer?

What should a candidate look for in a prospective employer? What are the qualities and characteristics of a great employer?

Blog: The Joy of An Employment Gap

An Employment Gap can be an incredible time in your life, if you approach it from the right perspective, and you have the financial means to indulge.

013: Navigating Experts

want to start with the answer to a question I get asked frequently: what are the differences between coaching, counseling, and consulting?

Blog: Counseling, Coaching, Consulting…Oh My!

“What is the difference between coaching, counseling, and consulting? ”

Blog: City Girl and Country Cows

In this week’s podcast, I’m telling six of my favorite funny stories, from work and life.

Blog: Annual List of Five Unusual Things to be Thankful For

Here’s what I want you to think about: what in your life that you’ve thought of as “terrible” could actually be viewed as a blessing?

008: Five Unusual Things to be Thankful For

Very few of us take time to find the good in, and be thankful for, the less-than wonderful things that happen. My life coach, Brooke Castillo, calls it “ass.” The negative emotion that will happen about 50% of the time. We can either question why the world is doing this to us, or we can understand that we’re in the midst of “ass.”

021: Taking Care of You During a Job Transition

Today, we’re talking about managing the mental, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of a job transition.

Blog: Five Unusual Things to Be Thankful For

I’m proposing an unusual gratitude list…those things that, at least in the moment, don’t seem to be blessings at all.

Blog: LinkedIn…Networking at its Best

Whether we are employed or entrepreneurs, we need time to reflect on what is, and isn’t, serving us. We also need time to look forward, set goals, and lay out the action steps to achieve those goals.

Blog: Why We Should All Be More Like Hurricane Hermine

During and after Hurricane Hermine, I got to thinking about the lessons we can all take from a hurricane

Professional Dress & Etiquette

070: Dressing for Leadership Roles

My guest, Jane Springer, talks about how men and women can dress professional to position themselves for leadership roles.

Blog: What is Professionalism, Anyway?

What is professionalism, anyway? Most of us can think of people in our universe who are “consummate professionals.” Most of us can also rattle off the names of a few “unprofessional” people we know. But most of us would be hard-pressed to define or describe professionalism.

Blog: Why Appearance Matters

In this blog, I want to talk about the consequences of not taking care with your appearance. The potential damage you are doing to your career.

046: Dress & Grooming (with Abigail Hunter)

This week’s podcast covers all the bases when it comes to dress and grooming for today’s workplace. With guest Abigail Hunter

Blog: Who Really Cares About Dining Etiquette, Anyway?

There are numerous times when your professionalism will be on display in the form of your manners.

045: Business Dining Etiquette

Good dining etiquette is essential to succeed in many career fields. Here is a quiz and tips to improve your dining etiquette I.Q.

What is Workplace Professionalism, Really?

I want to break this concept of professionalism down to its most basic elements.

044: Work Etiquette

Here are my top 20 tips for work etiquette.

Blog: Get Your (Wardrobe) Act Together! (with Jane Springer)

Here are some additional tidbits of fashion wisdom from Jane (

016: The Interview Outfit (with Jane Springer)

Today, I interview stylist and life coach Jane Springer, and we are talking about how to dress for the interview.


077: Cover Letter - Yes or No?

Here are three reasons TO include a cover letter and three reasons NOT to include a cover letter. Also, I give tips for writing your cover letter and how to submit on an ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

074: What You MUST Know About Resumes in 2019

Here are my top tips for improving your resume for the human eye AND the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Blog: The Antidote to the Vanilla Resume

Let's look at the differences between what most people call a resume (I call it a “data sheet”) and a branded resume.

033: Resume Reconstruction Camp

The resumes I create for my clients, and those most certified resume writers create, are branded marketing documents.

Blog: Don’t Make These Resume Mistakes!

Let’s talk about what YOU can do to immensely improve your resume.

017: Biggest Resume Missteps

Today, I’m talking about the top ten missteps I see in the resumes I receive.

Blog: What’s Missing On Your Resume?

Let’s talk about what might be missing on your resume – those things that might be keeping you from being optimally qualified for whatever’s next in your career.

Blog: Five Top Tips for Resume Writing

My Five Top Tips for Updating your Resume

Blog: Five Top Tips for Keeping Your Resume Current

Your resume should be a marketing document, not a “data sheet.”

Blog: What is Your Resume’s Message?

What most resumes I see DON’T include is the candidate’s brand…those attributes that differentiate him or her from the competition.

Blog: Rethinking Your Resume

How are you utilizing your resume, and what results are you getting?

Blog: A Different Way of Thinking About Resumes

I decided the only way I would write about resumes was to take a different approach. The same approach I take with prospective clients during our phone consultations.

Blog: Five Simple Resume Tips for College Grads

Simple Resume Tips for College Grads

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