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

At the time I hired Lori, I was looking for someone to help me develop a resume which focuses on career transitions.  I had hired a coach who did not hear a word I said and sent me a resume that was totally wrong.  Lori, on the other hand, did listen to what my needs were and asked me pointed questions.  I decided to work with her and never regretted this decision. Lori helped develop two resumes which highlighted skills needed for two different types of positions.  She was easy to work with, took all my comments into consideration, and made the appropriate revisions.  In the end, I received two resumes which I was totally happy with.  I would recommend Lori without hesitation.  She is a true professional and a delight to work with.

Marsha Weil, New York, NY