Gearing Up for the Job Search

Guest Post provided by The Paralegal Voice and Legal Talk Network. Written by Amy Thomson.

Career Transformation Coach Lori Howard was invited to guest on the Paralegal Voice. Host, Vicki Voisin, brings on leading, industry professionals to bring her listeners paralegal career success. Paralegal Voice is a monthly, Legal Talk Network program curated for . . . → Read More: Gearing Up for the Job Search

Best Interview Question to Ask (even when you’re not interviewing)

Do you have a favorite question to ask the interviewer?

Let me set the scene. You’ve spent an intense 30-60 minutes talking about your experience and why you are a great candidate for the job. As the interview comes to a close, the interviewer asks you, “Do you have any (more) questions?”

What do you . . . → Read More: Best Interview Question to Ask (even when you’re not interviewing)

5 Networking Secrets to Steer Your Career to Greater Heights! by Connie Hampton

Guest Post by Connie Hampton, www.networkpolishkit.com Contact Connie at: connie[at]networkpolishkit.com SECRET #1: Most open positions are filled through personal networking.

SECRET #2: Companies hire only if they have a problem they can’t solve with the people they already have.

SECRET #3: The person trying to solve the problem and do their regular job knows about . . . → Read More: 5 Networking Secrets to Steer Your Career to Greater Heights! by Connie Hampton

4 Ways to Spice Things Up While Looking for your Dream Job

Do you feel impatient with your search for your dream job? Is it getting harder and harder to stay focused and productive at your current job?

Sarah is a client and close friend. She emailed me the other day to tell me how excited she is to have determined the type of work she really . . . → Read More: 4 Ways to Spice Things Up While Looking for Your Dream Job

3 Simple Steps to Minimize Career Stress Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us, along with the season of layoffs. As if this time of year . . . → Read More: 3 Simple Steps to Minimize Career Stress Over the Holidays

Are you feeling stuck or coming unglued?

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on the hamster wheel when it comes to transforming your career and finding a . . . → Read More: Are you feeling stuck or coming unglued?

Is your career at the mercy of the job market?

Do you feel like your career is at the mercy of today’s job market?

Joseph shared his story with me in a recent workshop. He had been hired a few years ago in a job that he didn’t love, but he didn’t hate it either. Recently, this company re-organized his department. As a result, Joseph’s . . . → Read More: Is your career at the mercy of the job market?

Changing careers? What are your options?

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Are you considering a career change? Or do you know someone who is?

I met Maggie at a job club for job seekers. . . . → Read More: Changing careers? What are your options?

Are you making these critical resume mistakes?

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Is your resume working for you? Recently I wrote an article to help you interpret the silence that can be deafening in today’s . . . → Read More: Are you making these critical resume mistakes?

How do I find out about that?

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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