Practice may not make you perfect, but it helps

This blog is generally awesome (yes, I said awesome). It is practical, insightful, actionable. Someone sent me this post (link) recently – and it applies all new and scary situations. Including – Job Interviews, Performance Reviews, Presentations, Networking Events – your Intro, etc., etc. Practice – Practice – Practice. Not just in your body, but . . . → Read More: Practice may not make you perfect, but it helps

Establishing Trust for Success

“..the most essential tool [mgrs] have in getting quality performances is a trusting relationship w/ the ppl who work for them.” S. Culbert (as tweeted by @estherderby earlier today)

If a trusting relationship is key for the manager, it is also key for the reporting employee. Therefore, I conclude that trust is foundational for success . . . → Read More: Establishing Trust for Success

Friday’s Links for Career Mastery

Here are this week’s finds.

How do you use LinkedIn to find a job? http://www.sonnyahuja.com/2010/13-class-tips-to-get-work-through-linked-in/

Please don’t make these “Big Blunder Job Hunters Make” – from WSJ.COM: http://ht.ly/25j9a

Often overlooked – but still important – non-verbal skills for success. When do you use these? At the interview, at the first day of work, when you . . . → Read More: Friday’s Links for Career Mastery

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

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?

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