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)

Links to great advice on Networking

Last week I delivered a talk on Effective Networking for Your Job Search at a local career and job search event. Here are some useful links I discovered while doing my research: http://www.helpguide.org/life/job_networking_how_to_find_job.htm http://www.sonnyahuja.com/2010/13-class-tips-to-get-work-through-linked-in/ http://www.careerlab.com/art_secrets.htm I’ll be writing more about networking in upcoming posts. So check back next week to learn more! . . . → Read More: Links to great advice on Networking

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