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

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

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

“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,

What Energizes and Restores You: Toward Doing More of What You Love

At a recent all day retreat with the always wonderful Tama Kieves, I determined the immediate next step for me was making a list of what energizes and restores me versus what drains me in order to create more spaciousness in my life. Especially during the winter months, it can be easy to get caught up

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Whether or Not to Quit Your Job

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” is not just a song by the English punk band The Clash. It’s also a question many people ask themselves when it comes to demanding or unhappy work situations.

Recently, I received the following question from a LYJ (Love Your Job) Search alumna: “I’m contemplating quitting without having

Why Read “Lean In”

I was determined not to like Sheryl Sandberg’s much-buzzed-about book “Lean In: Women, Work, And the Will to Lead”. Similar to critical articles I read, I questioned why a woman in a position of power and influence, not to mention privilege, would be telling us that women need to be doing…more. It made me tired just

By |May 19th, 2013|Book Review, Workplace|0 Comments

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

9 Dos and Don’ts for Securing Temp Agency Work

Temp agencies have been good to me over the years. They have offered a sense of stability during transition periods and lessened the feeling of desperation that can accompany a job search while unemployed. Over time, I learned a few tricks to make sure I would get hired for temp assignments, which can be just

“Help, I just started my new job and am already bored!”

Question, from a recent grad in a new job: “Today is my fourth day, and I’m already feeling bored. I’m hoping this is just me being impatient and that things will get better. I’m glad to be employed and to have an income, but my gut instinct about this job was right — this definitely