Secrets of Interviewing: 3 Great Perspectives

Raise your hand if you love interviewing! That’s what I thought!  Not many hands up… Here are a few secrets that can help you shift from despising to enjoying the interview process: 1)  Interviewing is a 2-way street… That’s right – it’s not just them evaluating you – you’re evaluating them as well.  They have [...]

Secrets of Interviewing: How to Stay Calm

Do you get nervous before, during and sometimes after an interview? Here are a few tips to help you stay calm: 1)  Remember to breathe… Studies show that when people are nervous or anxious, they tend to hold their breath.  This can lead to feeling light-headed, nauseous and confused.  Start practicing some simple breathing techniques [...]

Top 10 “Musts” for Preparing to Make the Leap to Perfect Work

Yes, it’s true. I consider myself to be some who was able to “escape professional misery!” I had professional jobs that paid really well, but I wasn’t happy. Before I was able to make the leap to work I love, there were a few things I had to figure out. And so will you… 1) [...]

Hey Comfort Zone!

What happens when your comfort zone isn’t so comfortable anymore? What do you do? Do you ignore it? Give into it? You can run, but you can’t hide… *!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!* Today’s zone image: <p><a href=”http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=901″>Image: Michelle Meiklejohn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net</a></p>

Recession-Proof Your Career

Think it’s possible to design your career so that you never again have to worry about being out of work? Here is a basic plan for doing just that… Who do you think you are?  That’s right!  You gotta find out!  Take the time to discover your values, interests, preferences, talents and knowledge.  The intersection [...]

Does Money Make You Stupid?

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many of your decisions are based on financial considerations? Here’s a quick experiment:  spend one day noticing how often you make a choice after considering how much it would cost, save or make you… Why does this matter? Well, I’ll go out on a limb and [...]

Let it be fun!

Ever get bogged down by something you know you need to do – but you don’t really want to be doing it? I got some great coaching on this topic (thanks Christine Marchetta) and what I realized is that even with the things that are a great big drag, if you’re creative enough, you can [...]