Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Business?

In response to last week’s post (Reclaim Your Career Security) , I received questions from several people asking me: “Would I have more security and control over my career if I simply start my own business?”

Let me give my short answer first: No. There is not necessarily more job (or career) security if you . . . → Read More: Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Business?

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Reclaim Your Career Security

Are you worried about your job security? Do you lose sleep fearing a reorganization or layoff? Today I want to help you regain control of your career, so you can put those worries to rest.

Sandy worked for a printing company for 15 years. She worked hard, she was liked, and she planned to work . . . → Read More: Reclaim Your Career Security

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Guarantee Your Success in 2014

In my last article, I gave you a quick assessment to help you think about what it would take for 2014 to be your best year ever in your career and life. I hope that gave you some ideas on what you really want to change or accomplish this year in your career (whether you . . . → Read More: Guarantee Your Success in 2014

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Best Interview Question to Ask (even when you’re not interviewing)

Do you have a favorite question to ask the interviewer?

Let me set the scene. You’ve spent an intense 30-60 minutes talking about your experience and why you are a great candidate for the job. As the interview comes to a close, the interviewer asks you, “Do you have any (more) questions?”

What do you . . . → Read More: Best Interview Question to Ask (even when you’re not interviewing)

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What do I have to do to be seen?

Have you ever felt as if your efforts and contributions at work were somehow unseen and undervalued?

Martha had one of those experiences. She walked into work one day and found out her coworker, Susan, had been promoted. Susan worked at the same level in the organization as Martha, and she reported to the same . . . → Read More: What do I have to do to be seen?

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The 5 Members You Need for Your Professional Support System

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If I were to ask you about your support system, odds are you’d immediately think of family members and close friends, the people . . . → Read More: The 5 Members You Need for Your Professional Support System

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What to Do When the Job You Were Hired for Turns into a Job You Don’t Want

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Are you currently in a job that no longer fits you? This can happen for many reasons, and today, I want to . . . → Read More: What to Do When the Job You Were Hired for Turns into a Job You Don’t Want

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How Is Your Wonder Woman Pose? (or Managing Your Mindset)

How is your self-confidence? I want everyone to love their job and thrive in their career. And so over the past week I’ve asked dozens of individuals who are in job or career transition the same question: “What obstacles are getting in the way of having a job and career you love?”

The Number One . . . → Read More: How Is Your Wonder Woman Pose? (or Managing Your Mindset)

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What to Do If You Lose Your Job

Do you worry about getting laid off work? Perhaps it’s already happened to you.

I received a call from a client, Lynn, recently. She was in a panic. “My company is in trouble. It looks like another round of lay-offs is coming. I probably should update my resume and get some help. But I survived . . . → Read More: What to Do If You Lose Your Job

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I Dare You to Ask for What You Want!

Are you feeling tired or drained by your job? What have you done about it recently?

Diane changed careers in her 40’s. She worked in customer service for years and started down the path to burnout. Then she transformed her career by going to nursing school at night, and earning her RN. She landed a . . . → Read More: I Dare You to Ask for What You Want!

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Client Stories

I hired Lori because I was feeling stuck in my job and needed to find a career that was more rewarding, more challenging, and more suited to me.  In the arts, it's difficult to find a job you enjoy that also pays enough to live on, but Lori helped me do just that! 

As we worked together, Lori always helped give me that extra nudge when I was having trouble taking the next step toward success and acknowledged and applauded me when I accomplished something that I'd been struggling with. 

Thanks to Lori, I got out of my 8-year rut at the same job and discovered a new career I love that brings me all of the things I want in a job--creativity, variety, challenge, learning, flexibility, teamwork, and cake.  With no professional experience but a desire to learn, Lori helped me find ways to become a cake decorator--first on my own and then, eventually, at a reputable cake shop.  Now, something I used to do just for fun has become something I make my living doing, and each workday flies by!

Emily Sweeney, Chicago, IL