3 Unexpected Tips For Finding A Job You Love Online

There’s an exhaustive supply of advice out there about how to use LinkedIn for your job search. But what about other online tools for landing a job you love? As a professional career coach, I am always on the lookout for innovative approaches that make the most of the Web. Here are my top three

By |September 6th, 2015|Job search, Networking|0 Comments

Transitioning to a New City, A New Job

Seven months ago I moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. As someone who has lived on the east coast my entire life, it was a huge transition. Challenges included a brand new city, finding a new job, and getting used to a new lifestyle. Looking back, I was anxious, nervous, and also a little

By |March 14th, 2015|Job search, Networking|0 Comments

Quit Taking It Personally (QTIP!) With Your Job Search

I recently heard this bit of useful advice: keep a bunch of Q-Tips at your desk so that anytime you find yourself taking something personally you can remind yourself to “Quit Taking It Personally.” I love this because so many times I find myself thinking “it’s about me” when really whatever fill-in-the-blank scenario has nothing at

By |November 8th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Networking|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why People Do NOT Want to Help You (With Your Job Search)

Do you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall trying to get people to respond to your requests for job search help or informational interviews? Here’s a list of reasons why people in your network may be reluctant to help you.

While you can’t control all factors, you can influence the process and start

By |July 12th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Job search, Networking|0 Comments

Five Favorite Networking Tips for Introverts

I was recently asked about the best ways for introverts to become more comfortable with networking. Given it’s such an important part of a job search process and career growth in general, it’s helpful to figure out strategies that will work best for you. As a no-longer-ashamed introvert, I offer the following tips:

1. Remember networking

By |May 4th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Networking|0 Comments

Secrets of My Success: From Unsatisfied in a Big Firm to Fulfilled Lawyer

Ana is a lawyer in her early 30’s who was stuck in a well-paid yet unfulfilling and demanding job in a corporate law firm. Here’s how she successfully transitioned to a more satisfying legal position by the close of 2013.
1. How long were you actively jobseeking?
Almost a year and a half. I was employed at

By |January 2nd, 2014|Job search, Networking, Secrets of My Success|0 Comments

Secrets of My Success: From “Just a Job” to Passionate Director of PR

Vanessa* is a thirty-something PR, events and marketing professional who just scored a Director of Public Relations job at a major arts and education institution in New York City. How did she bounce back to her dream job after being laid off three years ago? Read Vanessa’s Secrets of My Success:

1. How long were you

Relationships Are for the Long Haul

If you had told me at age 19 that I would be friends with people from my college internship in Boston 20 years later, I would have laughed at you, finding that impossible to imagine. Yet, that’s exactly what happened. College students have a hard time thinking long-term about relationships, but so do more experienced

By |July 8th, 2013|Enhancing career skills, Networking|0 Comments

Ask Your Network for Job Search Help Using the “Two-Part Email”

I’ve written previously on how to ask your network for job search help using a “Need a Favor” approach where you send out a clear and specific group email.

What about email introductions? How do you ask for an introduction to a potential job search contact, such as a second degree connection on LinkedIn, without being a

Close the Networking Loop

Relationship building is important. For jobseekers, it’s critical. As a self-identified super-connector, I introduce people on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always grateful when people acknowledge the introduction and let me know what resulted. I call this closing the networking loop.

The etiquette surrounding email introductions can be a little unclear. Here are a few tips

By |May 29th, 2012|Enhancing career skills, Networking|1 Comment