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 […]

“Help Me Find a Career” Book

Are you undecided about your career? I wrote a book to help you! The book is available via Amazon as a Kindle eBook and can be read on a Kindle, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android smart phone, or on the Kindle Cloud Reader. I interviewed 12 career experts and I asked them to tell me […]

Informational Interview Tips

Career counselors are always telling clients to go talk to people about different career fields if the client is undecided about which career to choose, but many clients say they feel stuck and fearful as soon as they consider how to actually follow this career advice. These specific informational interview tips will help make the […]

10 Ways A Career Coach Can Help You Prepare For A Job Interview

Recently I realized that many people aren’t aware how helpful an hour or two of job interview coaching can be, so I decided to write down 10 ways a career coach can help you prepare for a job interview. In an interviewing coaching session (conducted via Skype or telephone), a career coach can… 1. Evaluate […]

Job Search Tips for Age 50+: New England Executive Becomes CMO

In my exploration of job search tips for age 50+ job seekers, I interviewed New England marketing executive Tom Hart. Tom’s job search is a success story and his career advice is excellent. Tom, what is your current job? Since October of 2012, I am Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Staffing Business Development Leader for […]

Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Austin Writer Lands Web Editor Job

Because of the tidal wave of news stories discussing the challenges of landing a new job when you are age 50+, I asked Austin resident Margaret Miller to share her strategies for job search success. In 2012, Margaret and her husband moved to Austin from El Paso because his project-based work in El Paso was […]

Don’t Job Search Full Time!

If you are unemployed and you are looking for a new job, you’ve probably heard the advice that you should job search full time, just like if you had a full time job. Despite the grief I get from many career coaches, I disagree! Despite the plethora of career advice experts and well-intentioned family and […]

Using Work Values To Guide Career Decisions

Work values determine which characteristics feel essential or important for you to have in the day-to-day activities you perform in your work. People are happier at work when their work values are aligned with their career/job. The first steps in evaluating your work values are to name them and to prioritize them. It is unlikely […]