What does the silence mean?

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       I don’t know about you, but I find the current job market to be devoid of common courtesy. . . . → Read More: What does the silence mean?

When should I settle for less than my dream job?

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       DO YOU WONDER if you should give up on your search for your dream job and settle . . . → Read More: When should I settle for less than my dream job?

What does it take to find a job you love?

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WHAT does it really take to find a job you love? Once you know what you want, what do you have . . . → Read More: What does it take to find a job you love?

Recover from Job Search Burnout

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       MARTY had been looking for a new job for 6 months and was burning out. When he went . . . → Read More: Recover from Job Search Burnout

References and Recommendations (part 2)

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Does the thought of asking for recommendations make you feel a bit nervous, perhaps a bit selfish?

A few weeks ago someone . . . → Read More: References and Recommendations (part 2)

References and Recommendations (part 1)

Maria worked at the same company for over five years. But when her youngest went off to college, she decided it was also time for a change for herself. She wanted to change careers, and get a job she would really love. After she updated her resume and cover letter, she began to apply for . . . → Read More: References and Recommendations (part 1)

Do you have Career Independence?

Happy July 4th ! As I think about Independence Day, I want to ask you a question. Do you have Career Independence?

Recently, Lynn talked with me about this important concern. “I’ve worked so hard to figure out what is my dream career. Then I worked as hard or harder to land the job I . . . → Read More: Do you have Career Independence?

Discouraged by your ideal job search?

I’ve noticed how frustrated and disheartened people can be by the results of their search for their ideal job. Recently, this conversation has come up again and again.

“I am so passionate about doing this kind of work. And I know my strengths and skills make me great at this kind of work. I am . . . → Read More: Discouraged by your ideal job search?

Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

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Are you burning out? Are you feeling like you don’t know how to stop it?

My friend Jim was recently laid off from . . . → Read More: Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

Are you putting the cart before the horse?

Are you feeling like you need to get out of your current job situation? Perhaps you are employed, and feel like you don’t know how you’re going to make it just one more day. Or maybe you are between jobs, and feel like you need to get back to work immediately, if not sooner.

Kate . . . → Read More: Are you putting the cart before the horse?

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