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

Tracking Your Job Search

Have you ever felt worried about your job search? Of course you have. I think most people feel that way at some point when actively looking for a new job. I recently received an email from a client who is in the middle of her job search. “I still haven’t found a job, and time . . . → Read More: Tracking Your Job Search

How Is Your Wonder Woman Pose? (or Managing Your Mindset)

How is your self-confidence? I want everyone to love their job and thrive in their career. And so over the past week I’ve asked dozens of individuals who are in job or career transition the same question: “What obstacles are getting in the way of having a job and career you love?”

The Number One . . . → Read More: How Is Your Wonder Woman Pose? (or Managing Your Mindset)

What to Do If You Lose Your Job

Do you worry about getting laid off work? Perhaps it’s already happened to you.

I received a call from a client, Lynn, recently. She was in a panic. “My company is in trouble. It looks like another round of lay-offs is coming. I probably should update my resume and get some help. But I survived . . . → Read More: What to Do If You Lose Your 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

What tools are you missing?

Shelly was a participant in my Unearth Your Worth™ 10 week program of career transformation. At week 7, she had identified what she wanted to do, she had a clear picture of the job and career she wanted for herself. She unearthed her strengths and skills, she knew what she was passionate about and had . . . → Read More: What tools are you missing?

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

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

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

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