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Threads are the things that don’t change about you.
The things you do naturally.
Using threads as the foundation for your search builds confidence.
Knowing your threads simplifies your messaging and creates ease in interviewing.
We all have threads – in fact, we can trace them through each job you have ever had.
Want to make a career change? Let your threads help.
My first job was in retail, at a large department store. I hoped to get placed in a department I would enjoy, or at least know something about. I didn’t. I was assigned to hosiery. Disappointed, I accepted the job, needing work experience and the money. I avoided pantyhose like the plague up until this[…]
Imagine drawing your energy for your work life as if you were drawing water from a well. You lower the bucket and pull up the fresh, clean water you need each day to feel sustained through the ups and downs. When your work is fulfilling, the well can feel like it is practically overflowing! No[…]
Perhaps you know the feeling – you have targeted an employer you really want to work for and are trying to get in the door. You’ve set up informational interviews, sent in formal applications, tailored and re-tailored resumes, attended networking events, spent time volunteering – you have tried it all and it is just not[…]
There is great power in acknowledging where we are in the present moment of our work lives. When we can see and accept the reality of our situation, we can better identify our needs, make decisions about our next steps and appreciate what is going well. In the spirit of the New Year and reflection[…]
I think about careers as a funnel shape. There are narrow areas of focus (being in school, working in a specific role or industry) and wide areas full of possibilities and uncertainty (coming out of school, recreating our work lives, being laid off). Some people stay in the narrow part of the funnel their entire[…]
Ever feel drained after work? We can get drained for a number of reasons – a frustrating interaction, lack of variety, feeling under-appreciated or unfulfilled. It can be an isolated incident or a recurring theme. It happens to all of us. Let’s think of this as if we are using an electrical plug, and plugging[…]
We are all scared. Scared of losing a job. Staying in a job. Being too old. Being too young. Under-qualified. Overqualified. Saying the wrong thing. Saying the right thing in the wrong way. Never having work we love. Losing the work we love. Using social media. Not using social media. Messing it up. Blowing it. […]
When working with people who are unhappily employed, many times they come to a point where they say “I guess I should just be grateful I have a job.” Absolutely! It is healthy to be grateful for what we have. Having income, structure to our days and participating in the world of work are things[…]
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo Many of you know that I offer astrology as a tool to help understand our career and work lives. I love using it as I would any other assessment (Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsFinder) – to identify[…]
One day many years ago, I was complaining about my work to a wise friend of mine. I wanted the corporation I worked for to care more about people than profits. “Why won’t they step up?”, I pondered in self-righteous irritation. She replied with a very wise and simple comment – “It sounds like you are[…]