Articles – Career Coach MJV
July 30, 2018

Do you have the chops for the job?

  Handling tough and trick questions with confidence goes a long way toward demonstrating that you are the best solution to the hiring manager’s needs. You […]
July 23, 2018

Are you making these job search mistakes?

With rare exception, landing the right job takes longer than you think. Sometimes job seekers are their own worst enemy. They do things that unnecessarily prolong […]
July 3, 2018

Jumping back into the Job Market?

Jumping back into the job market can be fraught with challenge. Occasionally, I work with individuals who are re-entering the job market after taking a break […]
July 3, 2018

Putting Curiosity to Work

My clients often provide inspiration for my posts and today is no exception. One of my clients is embarking on a new journey, one that applies […]
July 28, 2017

Have You Been Fired?

Tips for handling the gut-wrenching, “Have you ever been fired?” question when the answer is “Yes.” But first, let’s be sure you really were fired. Fired […]
June 6, 2017

LinkedIn Marketing Tips

It should come as no surprise that LinkedIn continues to be a key source of qualified candidates for recruiters. Other than a company’s Applicant Tracking System […]
May 24, 2017

When to ask for a Reference

A few years back I asked a gardener friend about the best time to plant fruit trees. His response, “Ten years ago.” And then he asked […]
March 13, 2017

Asking for a Raise

Timing can be a key factor when asking for a raise. Here are five excellent opportunities to ask for a raise. The first obvious opportunity is […]
December 13, 2016

Are You Playing Full On?

Are you playing full on? That’s a question I ask myself throughout the year. I wish that I could say that the answer is always “yes” […]
November 14, 2016

Expressing Your Best Authentic Self

Expressing Your Best Authentic Self As a career coach, a huge part of my job is coaching people to remember and confidently express their best self […]
October 24, 2016

Creating a Career Worth Having

Regardless of whether you are launching your career, eyeing a promotion or re-entering the job market you hold the keys to your success. Technical skills and […]
October 13, 2016

Words that Negate Your Value

Words that Negate Your Value The new year is an excellent time to revisit the language we use to promote ourselves at work, during interviews and […]