Recover from Job Search Burnout

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       MARTY had been looking for a new job for 6 months and was burning out. When he went . . . → Read More: Recover from Job Search Burnout

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?

Avoid burnout, even at a job you love

Have you ever felt burnt out, even at a job you loved?

I had lunch with a woman the other day who was feeling quite burnt out. As we talked about her situation, I was reminded of how easy it can be to fall into habits that lead to burnout, even in a job you . . . → Read More: Avoid burnout, even at a job you love

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?

Confidence for Scaredy Cats (Like Me)

Is lack of self-confidence the one big obstacle blocking you from doing what you love?

When I first met Marty, he longed to pursue a career he’d really love. He wanted a job with meaning and that felt purposeful. He knew having such a job and career would transform his life. He wanted it so . . . → Read More: Confidence for Scaredy Cats (Like Me)

Are you bringing these with you?

As you think about transitioning your career, what bad habits are you bringing with you? Do you think that if you just change jobs to a better one, all of your work problems will go away?

It’s possible that many of your frustrations can be dealt with by moving to a job doing work you . . . → Read More: Are you bringing these with you?

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

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