When my Dear Friend Lost her Confidence at Work

When my Dear Friend Lost her Confidence at Work Recently, I had lunch with an old friend. We don’t get to see each other very often, but when we do we can talk forever. Usually about nerdy work stuff. She still works for one of my previous employers, so she catches me up on the latest gossip and fills me in on what’s what at my old stomping grounds. Towards the end of our lunch, we started taking about our future career plans. She shared with me that she has been feeling a lack of confidence. Partly because of the[…]

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[…]