When should I settle for less than my dream job?

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References and Recommendations (part 2)

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Does the thought of asking for recommendations make you feel a bit nervous, perhaps a bit selfish?

A few weeks ago someone . . . → Read More: References and Recommendations (part 2)

References and Recommendations (part 1)

Maria worked at the same company for over five years. But when her youngest went off to college, she decided it was also time for a change for herself. She wanted to change careers, and get a job she would really love. After she updated her resume and cover letter, she began to apply for . . . → Read More: References and Recommendations (part 1)

Do you have Career Independence?

Happy July 4th ! As I think about Independence Day, I want to ask you a question. Do you have Career Independence?

Recently, Lynn talked with me about this important concern. “I’ve worked so hard to figure out what is my dream career. Then I worked as hard or harder to land the job I . . . → Read More: Do you have Career Independence?

Do you embrace your strengths?

Do you embrace your strengths? Or do you keep trying to fix your weaknesses?

Harold was a client of mine who really struggled with this. Harold was a friendly, likeable person who ended up in a career doing pre-sales technical support for a software company. When I first met Harold he was convinced that the . . . → Read More: Do you embrace your strengths?

Who is managing your career?

I heard a story the other day about a woman who hired a career coach to help her manage her career. She had a decent job at a company she liked, but she wanted to move up. So she hired a coach to help her secure a promotion. Many months and thousands of dollars later, . . . → Read More: Who is managing your career?

What choice will you make?

Once on your path to your dream career, have you had the experience of feeling confronted with a choice to choose to follow your dream – or give it up?

I have. And I’ve seen my clients experience it as well. Ronnie is a writer. She has been working hard to have her first novel . . . → Read More: What choice will you make?

Discouraged by your ideal job search?

I’ve noticed how frustrated and disheartened people can be by the results of their search for their ideal job. Recently, this conversation has come up again and again.

“I am so passionate about doing this kind of work. And I know my strengths and skills make me great at this kind of work. I am . . . → Read More: Discouraged by your ideal job search?

3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

You’ve been working hard at unearthing and verbalizing your strengths and skills. You’ve imagined a clear picture of the job you would L-O-V-E to have. Now what? How do put yourself in a position to get that job?

When Ron first came to me, he had worked in sales for many years. What he really . . . → Read More: 3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

3 Reasons to Stay in a Job You Hate

Do you hate your job? Why do you stay?

Most people who continue to work at jobs they hate have very solid, defensible reasons for staying. I know I did. In my work, I have the opportunity to talk freely and openly with individuals who truly are tired of the work they do and have . . . → Read More: 3 Reasons to Stay in a Job You Hate

Client Stories

When I first met Lori, I was in a rut. Having spent 25 years in the same industry, I was bored, max’d out and didn't know what to do next.  I was pigeon-holed into an industry that I was not so fond of, and saw no way to get out.  I felt trapped. Lori understood my predicament, as she had seen it all before -- she was sympathetic, but resolute in knowing that she could help me find answers.  I took great solace in that! 

Through several sessions and dozens of exercises, I began to get a clearer picture of who I am, and where my strengths and talents truly lie.  Working with Lori, I was able to translate that understanding into updated, targeted resumes that quickly produced interviews and gave me the confidence to express myself better than ever before. 

Consulting a Career Coach should be mandatory for anyone in today's work force, and Lori is the best at her profession.

Robert J. Norris, Warrenville, IL