Side Gig Success Stories: 11 Ways to Earn an Extra $1000+ Per Month

Would $1000 per month extra income make a difference in your financial well-being? These 11 people have a side gig that adds to their salary or self-employment income. Each of them earns an extra $1000+ per month from their side gig. 1. Real Estate Photography David Filipi’s main income comes from his custom mix cereal […]

How To Land A Job By Impressing A Recruiter

Every week job seekers ask me how to land a job by impressing a recruiter. Sometimes it may seem mysterious how recruiters evaluate talent, so recently I decided to go straight to the sources and get specific answers from the recruiters and employers themselves. This is one of the longest blog posts I’ve ever written […]

Spotlight On Austin Careers

Interested in Austin careers? There is good reason to be. Here is a recent sampling of the awards bestowed on Austin: America’s #1 Next Boom Town – Forbes – 2016 Top 3 for Job Seekers – WalletHub – 2016 #4 for Job Seekers – Glassdoor – 2015 #1 Tech City – Savills – 2015 Top 10 […]

Spotlight On Houston Careers

Houston careers are full of possibility as America’s fourth largest city is a boom town. Many people reluctantly move to Houston for a job, only to discover that the quality of life in Houston is much higher than is generally thought. Houston is more than just humidity, mosquitoes, refineries, and hurricanes. Houston, also known as […]

From Self-Employed To Salaried: Success Stories

When I tell career coaching clients that self-employed freelancing or consulting can be good paths toward landing full-time salaried employment, many people express skepticism that this strategy ever works. Perhaps because many recruiters are unenthusiastic about self-employed job seekers, there is a persistent myth in the workplace that once you are a freelancer or consultant, […]

10 Ways a Job Search Coach Can Help You Land A Job

I am asked all the time how a job search coach can help you land a job, so I decided to blog about the answers I always give. First, as a job search coach, I am often mistaken for a recruiter, so one of the most important things to clarify is what I don’t do: […]

What To Do If You Are Over 50 And You Can’t Land A Job

Recently I published two success stories about a marketing executive and a web editor who are age 50+ and landed new jobs. While I believe ageism is real and problematic, I also wanted to illustrate that there are people who successfully land employment even in their 50s. However, the U.S. Dept. of Labor says that […]

Best Career Advice Websites

With so much information online, it can be tough to identify the best career advice websites. I spend a ton of time reading about career development including job search advice, so here are eight of my favorites (alphabetized rather than ranked): Since 1998, About.com’s Alison Doyle has written about online job searching, social media, professional networking, and […]

Job Search Stress: How To Conquer It

No doubt about it, most people hunting for employment experience job search stress. “I would rather have steak stapled to my body and be thrown into shark-invested waters than have to go through a job search.” – Lilith L., happily employed Senior Computer Specialist, in a posting to a networking forum. Perhaps you feel like […]

Career Choice Advice: Do You Have The Decision-Making Blues?

Career choice advice is one of the main services that clients seek from career counselors and coaches. This is because deciding an occupational focus can be difficult! Sometimes after several weeks of exploring potential industries and jobs, it can feel discouraging if decisions don’t seem crystal clear. Some clients lament that there are no perfect […]