The Secret to Success You’ve Been Looking For – Delivered From my Grandfather

The Secret to Success You’ve Been Looking For –  Delivered From my Grandfather  If you’re like me, you may find yourself at points in your life when you look around and wondering if you’ve set on the right path. I’ve found myself asking questions like, ‘Am I in the right career?’, ‘Have I been making the best of the cards that I have been dealt?’, ‘Am I happy with the values that my husband and I are using to raise our kids?’, and the question of all questions, ‘Am I enough?’. It feels a little dark to stare these questions[…]

Meaningful Communication: a Toolbox of Inspiring Stories of Connection

Meaningful Communication: a Toolbox of Inspiring Stories of Connection I might as well just start this post by disclosing to you that I am a NERD. I find entertainment out of surfing the web to find videos and posts about communication. I know what you’re thinking, and it might be something like “you must have no life?!” Well, you might be right about that! 🙂 Awhile ago, I messed up with someone I was dealing with at work. I was working with a former employee of my company that was looking for a new position, let’s call her Mary. I[…]

Launching your Job Search: A Three Sided Strategy for Success

          It can be like nails on a chalkboard. For me, can cause my eye to twitch just thinking about it. The dreaded job hunt. But where to start such an exhausting journey? First, I hope that you are as dismal as I am about change. A new job is opportunity! You have the chance to learn new things, meet new people, and achieve new goals. Congratulations on your job hunt, and the exciting adventure that follows! When setting out on your plan of attack, you may automatically turn to the comfortable advice Grandpa gave you[…]

Networking: Five Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Years ago, when I took on my first full on recruiter job, I was told that I needed to “build a network”. As I look back on what that meant to me at the time, it meant pretty much nothing. So, I hit the blog world and audio books, starting with the basics such as The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I started experimenting with different ways of communicating and eventually catching on to the now second nature vocabulary that includes words like “leveraging” and “follow up”. What I didn’t know then, and what you may not[…]