What Language Do You Use to Promote Yourself?

Take a look at your professional bio, Linkedin profile and how you are introduced.  We have the power to use the language of leadership for creating a condition for our own success as well as for others.

I attended the “The Language of Leadership” a presentation by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director of Stanford University’s Michelle

By |October 9th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, featured, Success|0 Comments

How Long Does it Take to Find a Job You Love? Secrets of My Success: Profile of Five Women

How long do you have to wait before the right job comes along? In my experience, it depends on a range of factors. The right job may arrive quickly or it could take some time.

I lead quarterly coaching groups for women jobseekers in NYC. When I realized that all five participants in the November/December 2012 Love

Lean Out, Lean In: Law Firms Making it Easier to Re-Enter the Workforce

I have not written a post in some time but was inspired to do so when I saw this reference in a recent New York Times article to a program that provides women lawyers returning to the workforce (after years spent caring for children or other family members) with paid internships at top New York

By |March 20th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, featured, Job search, Success, Workplace|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

So, What’s Your Motivational Mantra?

When it comes to the job search process, my clients know that one of my mantras is: “When in doubt, refer to the job posting.” I use this phrase all of the time when people come to me with questions about how to tailor their resume, what to include in their cover letter, or what

Don’t Ask How, Ask Why

Here’s a simple tool for when you find yourself stuck or frustrated with a goal in your life. Shift your focus temporarily from WHAT you want and HOW to get there to WHY you want it.

As an example, a friend of mine, Lindsay Nichols Estes, is working on growing her coaching practice. She re-energized herself

Secrets of My Success: From Unemployed M.A. to Arts Organization Membership Manager

Alexandra is a 29-year-old New Yorker with an MA in nonprofit management. Once lacking steady employment after completing her degree, she is now a full-time membership manager at an arts organization. Alexandra received a job offer in her field of choice within two months of the last LYJ class. Here are the secrets of her

Making Peace With the Present

Fill in the blank for this statement: “When XYZ happens, then I will be happy.” When I lose 10 pounds, am in a relationship, or have a certain (usually indeterminable) amount of money all fit the bill. Often it’s when I find a more satisfying or higher-paying job, or for many right now, any job

One Thing a Day Toward a Job You Love

Much earlier on the LYJ blog, I wrote about doing one thing a day toward your career and job search. I went on to develop a handout to use in my classes since many people get overwhelmed by the enormity of a job search and need ideas on where to get started. Breaking the process

Why You May Not Be Getting Results With Your Job Search

If you’ve been looking for a new job for quite some time, and it’s just not happening, here are some suggestions of what might be getting in the way of your success. As the expression states, “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.” Start to take a

By |February 18th, 2012|Enhancing career skills, Job search, Networking, Success|0 Comments