Five Reasons a Vacation Can Help (Not Hinder) Your Job Search

The following is a guest blog post by Emily Lamia, founder of Pivot Journeys:

Finding yourself browsing job postings but your mind is dreaming of lying on a beach in the Caribbean or hiking Machu Picchu?

I’ve definitely been there. I started my career working on political campaigns so I got pretty used to having to find

What Color Are You?

I was first introduced to The Color Test when I was 25 and working on a communications team for a reproductive rights advocacy organization. At a staff retreat, a co-worker introduced the test and I remember being surprised and illuminated at how our close-knit team was made up of different types. At my next job

Five Questions for Kat Griffin of

When the Love Your Job blog received its highest number of hits in five years last month from a small mention on, a site dedicated to fashion and career advice for corporate women, I had to learn more about the site and its founder Kat Griffin. A former attorney, Kat started Corporette in 2008

Why Women Lawyers Leave

Later this month, my colleague Jennifer Bird and I will be leading our seventh workshop for women attorneys considering a career change, whether within the law or outside the law altogether.

For those outside the law, it’s hard to understand why someone would consider walking away from a high salary in such a well-respected profession. Yet

“Real Happiness at Work” is an Inside Job

When LYJ client Olivia Greene* mentioned that she was feeling happier at work as a result of reading meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg’s latest book, I asked her if she would write a review, sharing some of her biggest takeaways.

Here’s Olivia’s guest post:

In Real Happiness at Work, Sharon Salzberg’s first question to her readers is,

Five Questions for Dana Weissman

Dana Weissman loves her job as Director of Programs at the Writers Guild of America, East. She has worked in the nonprofit/arts world—specializing in cultural communications, audience development, and business development—for 12 years. Dana directs all member events and programs for WGAE including elections, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, social events, screenings, film festival outreach, and the

Should You Turn Your Affirmation Into a Question?

Since I always provide jobseekers in my classes with a list of affirmations to help improve their mindset, I was intrigued to read in Daniel Pink’s latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, research about the power of putting affirmations in question form. He cites a study in 2010 where participants

Confessions of a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur by Selena Soo

I loved this post so much by Selena Soo, LYJ friend and fellow INFJ, I asked for permission to repost it here. If you’ve ever felt you were too sensitive for your workplace, you’ll appreciate Selena’s story, which first appeared on a terrific site called Positively Positive.

My Struggles in the Workplace

Early in my career as

Ten Inspirational Quotes for Jobseekers

I love inspirational quotes so when I saw a recent article promising “best inspirational quotes for jobseekers”, I excitedly clicked through. Unfortunately, the quotes left me feeling a bit flat. They were of the “rah rah” and “success involves lots of hard work – you can do it” variety. I’ve found that in jobseeking periods,

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Embrace Winter Cocooning

I spent this past weekend at Kripalu, the holistic retreat center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The trip, taken with my mom, reminded me of how valuable it can be to embrace the contemplative period during the colder months of the year.

Up with the snow and views of mountains, I found myself thinking of