STUPID LITTLE BOXES

  "There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it." ~Elizabeth A....more

ARE WE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

 "There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives." - Josephine Hart WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?When it comes to charting a path in life, this is usually where we start....more

What My Five Careers Have Taught Me: Top 10 Lessons of Career Reinvention

Kathy CaprinoI’ve significantly revised my career numerous times over my 25 years of working, and each time, I’ve learned some powerful, surprising lessons -- about myself, my capabilities, perceptions, misconceptions, and about what it takes for me to attain what I want. Each career shift led me down a new path, and often, the destination wasn’t at all what I’d hoped or planned.  Huge mistakes were made, certainly, but what I’ve learned has been of great value and utility, allowing me to focus ever more closely on what matters to me....more
This is my life here. "You can't hurry love..." is the thing I need to work on the most. I'm ...more

Become More of a Change-Maker for Yourself

In the summer of 2005, I realized that my 23 year career in broadcast radio was about to change dramatically. It just felt weird and I just knew. I started my personal transition process, in my head, simply by thinking about why I was feeling like it just wasn’t working for me on many levels anymore. Here are five lessons that I learned about my career transition process that you can apply to your own career, job, work, and employment situation today. ...more

Deborah Shane
Author | Entrepreneur | Media Host | Speaker | ...more

The Slippery Slope of the SAHM Resume

This afternoon I finally did it.  I dug my decrepit resume from the bowels of my computer hard drive.  Thank God I remembered to transfer it from the floppy disc it once filled several generations of computers ago.   I think it belongs in those long ago days.  It is ugly.  It is barren.  It has a great big seven year hole glaring out for all to see. How do I escape from the SAHM black hole? ...more

The traditional resume is an "experience resume", but nowadays, there are all kinds of other ...more

dear nate

I’ve just finished watching my first ever television appearance, talking about my blog on “The Nate Berkus Show” (click here to watch!). And while it was very exciting, to say the least, it was also a watershed moment for me. Making the decision to start a blog was bigger for me than just the blog itself. My daughter was home from college on winter break and was working at an internship she’s held for several years....more

Job Hunting is like Dating... But Not Nearly as Fun

I recently lost my job due to company changes for 4th time.  Over the last 10 years, the companies I've worked for were either sold, changed management and/or relocated.  This last one wasn't sold but upper management outsourced my boss' department to an outside vendor, thus eliminating 7 permanent positions....more

Second Thoughts and Second Chances

I did a really scary thing today. I quit my job. Or at least, I gave notice. The worst part? I don't have another job lined up. I'm terrified. I left for several reasons, and I think to elaborate on all of them would be unprofessional, so I will refrain. One of the reasons, though, is that I just didn't think that line of work was for me anymore. On that, I will elaborate. I graduated a couple of years ago from college. It took me a while to find a job and so when I found one, I jumped on the opportunity....more

The "You" Behind Your Resume: Reclaiming the Authorship Rights of Your Career Narrative

When I first moved to San Francisco in the early 90s, I was frequently pegged for being a New Yorker, and it wasn’t because of my barely detectable accent. Within seconds of meeting a new acquaintance, I would inevitably ask “What do you do?” More often than not, I received responses I didn’t expect: “I paint,” “I windsurf,” “I’m training for a biathlon,” or “I help at-risk kids.” I wanted to know what they did for a living – they told me how they lived....more

JOB HUNTING IN TODAY’S ECONOMY (Tips & Tricks) pt 1

In today’s economy everyone is either holding on to the job they have praying to avoid the chopping block or being forced out to join the 9.6 millions that are currently unemployed.  With so many people out of work it has created almost a silent hysteria that breaks the moral of many down little by little, day by day, minute by minute. Here are some tips that I have found seem to be relevant and work: Review your resume: We all hate the resume re-vamp but this economy it has to be done. The competition is more than fierce out here, this is SPARTA!...more
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