When you walk into a diner (remember walking into diners?) you usually don’t know what you want. The laminated menus are a ridiculous 134 pages long, so you know you’ll have plenty of options. After 10 minutes or so, you make a decision. You choose a burger. Maybe it’s amazing, maybe it’s dry. Or you’re vegan, so you get a salad. Came with that vegan feta you love. Nice surprise! … Continue reading When You Don’t Know What You Want
We all can admit this past year and even now has been and is an interesting time. The dynamics of the life you and I had grown accustomed to prior to the pandemic went into a tailspin. However, I will say although various transitions took place, there were still some positive aspects that also changed the dynamics of what life looked like during the pandemic. … Continue reading Career tips: If you are changing careers during this pandemic.
Well here we are a year into the pandemic and finally a little light at the end of the tunnel! For somethat is. Because while it has been a tough time for all, there are still a lot of people out of work and havebeen for some time. So I’ve created a quick checklist for those of you who may be struggling, wonderingwhy you haven’t … Continue reading 10 Steps to Help with Your Job Search
If your shoes or clothes no longer fit, you would get a new pair or a new outfit; correct? If a friendship or relationship no longer fits, you would let them go and form new friendships or relationships, correct? When things no longer fit, we normally move on to better fitting shoes, clothes, friendships, or relationships. It should be the same for our jobs as … Continue reading Does your job still Fit? 10 signs that it’s time to move on!
I’m a retired engineering manager turned Mentor Coach for engineers, and I also lead the Engineer in Transition Network Group. One of the ways I help engineers in their job search is looking at their resume from a hiring managers point of view. While everyone is different, there are several recurring themes that jump out. I can’t tell what job they are looking for The … Continue reading Looking at Resumes from a Hiring Manager’s Point of View
One word that people have always used to describe me is “confident.” And I am, mostly. Partly because I have failed a lot. I’ve performed comedy to crickets. I’ve been dumped, a few times. I’ve been fired. I’ve also performed in front of thousands of people, created a loving marriage, and sustained a well-oiled six-figure business for a decade. My confidence doesn’t come from wins or losses though. It … Continue reading Confidence is a Choice