Job Hunting – Career Coach MJV
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 […]
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 […]
October 10, 2016

Don’t Forget List

Last week as I was wrapping up a three-month coaching project with a client, he asked me to send him a “don’t forget” list. Although I […]
October 6, 2016

Aptitude Testing: is it for you

 Ever wondered what you are really good at? I have. One way to discover your strengths and turn them into a satisfying career is through aptitude […]
September 8, 2016

It’s Not About How Smart You Are . . .

It is how you are smart that really matters, at least according to Howard Gardner, professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard School of Education. […]
September 8, 2016

Has Your Career Gone to the Dogs?

Here are five signs that it is time to retake control of your career: You are paid below market rate; Someone else gets the great assignments; […]
September 8, 2016

Face to Face with the Next Step

There is a cartoon that I have carried around for years. In it a furry creature is standing on the second of three steps.  Because he […]
August 8, 2016

Your Performance Review: Sabotage or Springboard

Not long ago a woman contacted me the day after she had the worst performance appraisal of her career. Feeling blindsided by unwarranted criticism and unrecognized […]
August 8, 2016

Wake Up Excited About Work! Five Secrets to Getting the Most Satisfaction from Your Career

Imagine waking up every morning eager to go to work! Unfortunately for the vast majority of workers this seems like the impossible dream. And yet, there […]