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Losing a job in this economy can be devastating. You feel singled-out, disrespected or even discarded. After the shock wears off, fear sets in.
- Will I be able to make it on my savings?
- What happens when the paltry unemployment checks stop coming?
- Can I make next month’s mortgage payment?
- Will I have to empty out my 401K before I find work?
You are not alone. Your experience is a common one today, and that’s why I spend my time helping job seekers just like you. [Read More...]
Career Passion News
April 18, 2013
Sixteen years ago this week I started a whole new life in Austin. My new life in Austin bears little resemblance to the 48 years I spent in Des Moines, Iowa. Since the move, I have completely reformulated my life. I live a life by design. And, oh, it’s been so sweet. A sweet 16 years. It all began with a book and a … [Read More...]
April 3, 2013
My clients and my audiences see me as a person with immense confidence. They aren't watching me on the days and weeks before, as I am preparing for a speech, a class, an interview or a client meeting. I appear confident because I am prepared. I take time to think about my audience, write my presentation, read over my … [Read More...]
March 20, 2013
Recently, I was in a coaching session and got stopped dead in my tracks when MY coach said, "Why don't you just say 'No'?" I stuttered a bit, offered a few explanations, and then realized that saying 'No' is not easy for me. I am a pleaser, a helper, and a peace maker. If you often say 'Yes' when 'No' would serve you … [Read More...]
March 6, 2013
Job Seekers tend to discount the value of networking because no one tells you how. Who? How? When? What questions to ask? A lot of this is solved by Targeted Networking, in your profession, along with some preparation. The best bet for Targeted Networking is a professional association meeting. There are literally … [Read More...]
February 7, 2013
I love job boards and web sites as much as the next person. But nothing can replace 60 minutes, over a nice beverage, talking face-to-face. When I ask my clients to conduct "information interviews," their eyes get wide and fearful. "What do I say?" "Who?" "How do I convince them to come out with me?" This simple act of … [Read More...]