Tag Archives: changing jobs

Are You Shutting Out The World In A Job Search?

Recently, I was flying back from a business trip, and noticed a young man seated in the row in front of me who had a brief conversation with a seat mate before we took off. After some quick introductions, it came out that he was looking for a job as he was working on his resume.  (Yes, I held my tongue as I am a professional resume writer!)   But as soon as the plane took off, he put on his headphones, and shut out the world for the rest of the 5 hour flight. And missed some great opportunities…. Read »

Endurance: What Are You Made Of?

Endurance matters. As my husband Brad always says: “Slow and steady wins the race.” And he’s right. In this fast-paced, instant-gratification world, there’s still one unbroken rule: Being constant.  This has a direct application to achieving your goals… We cannot ever get what we want by simply hitting the “easy” button. That button doesn’t exist. This past weekend, Brad and I went backpacking along Oregon’s scenic Rogue River. In 3 days, I hiked 48 miles carrying 31 pounds of gear on my back as we trekked across very rough terrain that undulated in 6,200 feet of elevation gains and losses…. Read »

When Job Costs Outweigh the Pay

Jobs costs can sink you. Seems like I have heard from several people lately seeking advice about what to do when a work situation has become intolerable. The boss is a tyrant, or an evil co-worker is constantly waiting behind a cubicle to back stab you, or even, the work load is so overwhelming that it haunts you day… and night. This is the point where you need to step back for the proverbial reality check. How much is all this stress, anxiety, worry, covering your bee-hind, etc. etc. actually costing you? Is a bad job worth the cost of… Read »

Career Q&A: “What Do I Need to Know About Changing Industries?”

Most working professionals will confess that their careers have taken widely divergent paths from the original goal… and these shifts include changing industries. And for some people, their work background looks like a checkerboard of hop-scotch moves that seem, from the 10,000-foot level, almost impossible to have even imagined from the start. But below the surface, some of these moves make sense when you start looking at the flowing underground river of skills that have helped transport those folks from Point A to Point B. Changing industries is not as difficult as you might think.  It does require some strategic… Read »