Hire a professional coach, not a hobbyist

This is a companion post to https://unearthyourworth.com/questions-to-ask-before-you-hire-a-resume-writer/. Here is the conversation I had when meeting a new contact for coffee on Friday. He had printed out pages from my website (my other website www.CoachforaBetterLife.com) and was looking at it when he asked, “So is this what you do? Or what you’re doing to fill in . . . → Read More: Hire a professional coach, not a hobbyist

Where can I find resources that help me love my job and thrive in my career?

I’m declaring Friday’s ONLINE RESOURCE DAY. This where I’m going to post links to really insightful posts, helpful websites, online resources you can access for some valuable help and support in your career. They might help with the job search, or dealing with troubles on the job, or how to find a career you’ll love. . . . → Read More: Where can I find resources that help me love my job and thrive in my career?

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Resume Writer

The scenario is pretty clear. Sam gets laid off, after working for the same company for over 5 years. He hasn’t been keeping his resume up-to-date. He reads how today’s job market is “different,” and it can easily take 6 months to a year to find something else. He knows he needs to take action, . . . → Read More: Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Resume Writer

How to love your job and career

I came across this question yesterday on an online forum for people looking for help from coaches.

One of the first things you need to do is get clear about what strengths and skills you have, that you love to use, and what your passions are. Then today I found . . . → Read More: How to love your job and career

What is Expected?

Do You Know What’s Expected of You?

Did you ask? I’ve had conversations with so many people that goes something like this. “Sally got promoted, not me. What’s the deal? I’ve contributed so much more than she has!” or “I just don’t know what else my boss wants from me, . . . → Read More: What is Expected?

5 No-Fail Job Search Strategies

Here are my current top 5 job search strategies for thriving in the current job market – to land the job you want, one that you’ll love.

1 – Target your search. Be specific and targeted in your job search. I find that I am often comparing the job search process . . . → Read More: 5 No-Fail Job Search Strategies

It’s All About Accomplishments

“What have you done for me lately?”

One of my managers used to ask this on a weekly basis. At the time, I didn’t realize how fortunate I was that he said it out loud. Spoken or not, this is one of the standards by which we are all measured in the work . . . → Read More: It’s All About Accomplishments

Optimism for job seekers

Author: Lori Howard

I’m cautiously optimistic. Actually, I’ve been harboring optimism about the job market for some time now – especially for those willing to do the work required to get hired. Only now I have concrete data to back me up! Check out this job market update in today’s WSJ!

WSJ_Careers – Job Gains . . . → Read More: Optimism for job seekers

Client Stories

What did you need at the time you hired Lori?


I wanted to work in my industry and didn't know how to progress any further than I was. I knew I had much experience that could be put in the industry of my choice but not how to parlay that experience. I needed guidance.

What did you and Lori do together?


Many, many things. Overall, to get clear in my mind what I offered and really what I wanted in a work environment. Every week was another epiphany after another. One of my favorites was the "knowing your core values". Having had some experience on this subject I was all ready to dive-in. Core Values is key. Knowing your core values. 

Lori makes it so easy to pinpoint. One time we were speaking about something else and we both realized...OMG...that is a core value for me. I hadn't written it down before, but discovered later that if ever a core value fit me...it was the one I mentioned at that time.  Knowing that piece of information also answered a long standing question in my head.  One of the "why's" as to my constant upset with other places I had worked.

What were the results from working with Lori?


Many things. One is a great looking resume. I thought, wow, I look good and it was all from work I had already done elsewhere but didn't know how to say it or present it. Another is the clarity of knowing where I will feel good when I do work. What I really want and with the kind of people I really want to work with on a daily basis. This entire process is so valuable. The best money I ever spent and I am not kidding or exaggerating. I was only hoping it would be valuable and it really was valuable.< I know stuff and it has value and is marketable. Lori showed me those things and it gives me confidence.

Anything else you’d like to add?


Lori delivers above and beyond. The highest quality of exchange, 'more than you expected.' I told my friends this over and over: 'I wish I had her 10-20-even 30 years ago.' Every one, and I mean EVERYONE, needs a Lori. Her understanding,patience, how she problem solves, putting things in simple terms, was mind blowing. I wish I could that well. I present a problem and she could turn it around and yes...another epiphany.

Lori, is worth every penny. It isn't about a title. It is about enjoying everyday doing work you love with people you like and are like minded. You'll know what you are looking for when you interview.  I never say this, but I will say it here. Lori is a major key into the rest of my life doing what I always wanted to do. That is: Being happy doing what I do, everyday. Something I have been saying for years. Allowing Sherlock...to be Sherlock.  Finding my people. They are out there and now I know what I am looking for in that respect.

LORI ROCKS!!!!!!

Sherlock Ganz, Los Angeles, CA