How Dread Sabotages Your Career And What To Do About It

About a year and a half ago, my children were due for a dental cleaning and exam and here’s what went through my head, “Oh, no, I haven’t been nagging them to floss so they don’t do it every day and some days I think they forget to brush after breakfast so those days they […]

College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Ansley Fous

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Ansley Fous, a Publicist.  Ansley, what college did you attend? Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana What year did you graduate from college? 2010 Where did you complete an internship? A Fashion PR firm […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Advice From A Recruiter

Job seekers, recruiter Bruce Hurwitz has advice on how to use LinkedIn: Focus on keywords and make your availability clear! He explains, “I use LinkedIn to find candidates. I do a search in the geographic area of my client, filtering by industry, and I send a message through LinkedIn to everyone in my network who […]

How To Use LinkedIn: Patricia Nixon

When Patricia Nixon was laid off in 2008 from her consulting position as a Business Analyst for the NYC Mayor’s Office, she decided that since she loves to write, her first priority was to write. She began writing everywhere. While reading discussions on LinkedIn, she realized that most discussions posted there weren’t really discussions at […]

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: […]