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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Could 2014 Be Your Best Year Ever?

January marks the beginning of a new year. With the winter months looming ahead, this is a good time for new goals and fresh starts. So I have a question for you: What would it be like if 2014 became your best year ever in your job or career?

Let’s start with a quick assessment . . . → Read More: Could 2014 Be Your Best Year Ever?

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What's in your core?

Are you on the fast track to job or career burnout? Many of my clients are somewhere along the track to burnout and want to turn things around. The challenge when you are burning out is that you are likely to feel tired, drained, or depleted of energy to make any kind of change. You . . . → Read More: What’s in your core?

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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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Top 10 Ways to Cope with Job Transition

Job and career transitions can be stressful—no matter the cause (e.g. a layoff, a new job or working extra hours because others were laid off). If you’re facing one, consider the following.

1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your values, strengths, skills, and passions? How might those positively influence your transition? Take . . . → Read More: Top 10 Ways to Cope with Job and Career Transition

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Transform Your Career and Love Your Job

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, career burnout is a serious risk. If you feel stuck in your corporate job, you could already be on the path to burnout. If you’re like me, that can feel like your career is stealing your soul. Even if you make a change, if you’re not careful, . . . → Read More: Transform Your Career and Love Your Job

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The 5 Members You Need for Your Professional Support System

Turn up your speakers and click PLAY to hear my audio newsletter! http://unearthyourworth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/July122013.mp3

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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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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