Navigating the Silence: How to Handle Being Ghosted in Your Job Search

Navigating the Silence: How to Handle Being Ghosted in Your Job Search

Imagine you’ve had a great interview – you were vibing with your potential boss and the hiring manager and you’re waiting to hear back on an offer. Fast forward to a few weeks later and crickets…you never hear from them again. Unfortunately, this is becoming more common in today’s hiring landscape. This is the textbook definition of getting “ghosted” and …

How to Survive a Performance Improvement Plan

How to Survive a Performance Improvement Plan

Being put on a performance improvement plan, also known as a PIP, can feel like a slap in the face, especially if you didn’t see it coming. But being put on a PIP gives you a lot of power and leverage if you go into it with the right mindset. If you have been put on a PIP, I’m going …

Navigating the Modern Job Hunt

Navigating the Modern Job Hunt

Let’s be honest, times have changed and so has the job hunt. As a Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC), I work with a lot of people applying for jobs who haven’t searched for a job in a decade or more. What used to be a simple process of sending your resume and cover letter to a recruiter or hiring manager, …

How to Re-Energize Your Job Search

How to Re-Energize Your Job Search

Energy is my word for the year and as your career coach, it’s my job to help you harness the energy within you to set bold goals, conquer challenges, and embrace new opportunities. I thought we could talk about energy as it relates to the job search and how you can channel it to land your dream job. The job …

Is the Thank You Note Dead?

Is the Thank You Note Dead?

In today’s fast-paced and digitally-driven work environment, the traditional thank you note may seem like a relic of the past, overshadowed by emails, instant messaging, and social media. However, the attention and thoughtfulness of a thank you note makes it a powerful tool to set yourself apart in a sea of job applicants. Here are my thoughts on why the …

Navigating Your Career During a Strike

Navigating Your Career During a Strike

Nobody ever plans to find themselves in the midst of a strike, but it seems like it was unavoidable this year with the Writers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, Las Vegas Hotel and Culinary Union, and the United Auto Workers strike. Navigating your career during a strike requires a unique set of skills and strategies to ensure that you not only …

Closing the Gender Wage Gap: How to be Your Own Advocate

Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Every year Equal Pay Day falls on March 12, which highlights the persistent gender wage gap that affects women in the workplace. What’s even more shocking is that this only covers women in general, but if you look at Black Women and Native American Women, it takes even longer for them to reach equal pay on July 27 and November …

How to Future-Proof Your Career

How to Future-Proof Your Career

Each generation experiences innovation. The average career spans four or five decades, making it inevitable that everyone will face a new technology that will revolutionize their industry. Sometimes people get lucky and can retire before the technology changes their job, but for someone mid-career, an innovation could push them out of their job. When new technology changes your industry, how …

When to Use AI in Your Job Search

When to Use AI in Your Job Search

There’s been a lot of buzz about using AI in your job search lately, but how do you know when to use it and when to enlist the help of a career coach? I have a lot of thoughts about this and have seen AI used well and used poorly. With any new technology, there is a learning curve, I …

A Guide to Surviving a Lay-Off: Five Steps to Take

Surviving a Lay-Off

Surviving a lay-off can be one of the most stressful moments in your life. As Americans, many of us live to work and our whole identity can be tied up with our job. When that is suddenly taken away from us, it can cause an extreme reaction. Everyone reacts differently to a lay-off and this can end up being one …