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

Creating the Best Support Team (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 5)

By Lori Howard

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 2 Issue 5, April 27, 2010 Creating the Best Support Team

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In This Issue:

Creating the Best Support Team Recommended Resources Contact Me About this Newsletter

Creating the Best Support Team

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How to Find Your Passion (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3)

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 2 Issue 3, January 18, 2010 How to Find Your Passion Subscribe now!

In This Issue:

Happy 2010! How to Find Your Passion Recommended Resources Contact Me About this Newsletter

Happy 2010!

Do you know what your . . . → Read More: How to Find Your Passion (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3)

Get Experience without Starting Over (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 12)

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 1 Issue 12, August 17, 2009 Get Experience without Starting Over Subscribe now!

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Gear Up for Fall Get Experience without Starting Over Recommended Resources Contact Me About this Newsletter

Gear Up for Fall

It’s . . . → Read More: Get Experience without Starting Over (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 12)

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