I Should Be Grateful I Have a Job

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[…]

The Key to Your Life’s Work

“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[…]

Going to the Hardware Store for Milk

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[…]

Intersection of Scary and Exciting

I often tell clients that the intersection of scary and exciting is right where they want to be – it’s one way of knowing that a decision, idea or job supports our growth. This post is about me being at this intersection, right now.   First though, a little about my theory: If something is[…]

Why I Won’t Write Your Resume For You

I get a request at least once a quarter to write someone’s resume for them. My answer is always no. I have strong conviction around this, for many reasons.   I believe that writing your own resume builds ownership in your career.  I believe it creates confidence in your abilities, characteristics and skills.  I believe writing[…]

On or Off?

Frequently clients ask me if they should leave certain optional items off of their resume – community activities, work experience beyond 10 years and dates on education are just a few examples.  Usually there is a worry about being screened out based on assumptions recruiters or hiring mangers might make, sometimes around sensitive issues (age, ability,[…]