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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.
Job search can be stressful, no matter what your personal or professional situation. There can be time pressure, financial pressure, identity pressure, family pressure—it’s up there with other events like moving, planning a wedding or having a new child. If you are on unemployment, there are requirements for search in order to continue to receive[…]
“Wisdom consists in knowing one’s place in any given cycle, and what kinds of action (or restraint of action) are appropriate for that phase.” – Richard Heinberg The natural world gives us good cues about cycles. The change of seasons, tides and phases of the moon are among the reliable processes that our ancestors were[…]
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. […]