Category: efficiency

  • 3 Formulas for Powerful Achievement Stories

      After you have defined your distinct brand and clarified your target audience, you are tasked with creating content and messaging that will resonate with your target employer and position you as a competitive candidate for jobs of your choice. I know that résumé writing doesn’t come naturally to most people, even writers and marketers. […]

  • A Winning Job Search Day: What It Looks Like to Be In the Groove

    What does your typical job search day look like? Usually when I ask that question, the answer is, “Searching and applying for jobs online.” We have all heard by now that networking is the number one way to land a job, but still, the siren call of the low-hanging fruit is too tempting to resist.  […]

  • Four Experts Agree: Smart People Engage Coaches

      If I had a nickel for every time a client told me… “I would ask them what they think of my new resume, but I don’t want them to think I’m crazy for spending the money to have it professionally written.” Or “I don’t know if my spouse is going to go for this. […]

  • 2 Common Networking Mistakes and a Formula to Train Your Network to Be a Job Lead Generation Army

    I seem to repeat this almost every day – you cannot be everything to everyone. You can try, but you will eventually fall short in something. It becomes very difficult to maintain the persona of someone who is equally strong in a diverse range of competencies. Even if you land the job (and it may […]

  • The 6 Best Time Hacks to Create More Fun and Success in Your Life

    Wouldn’t it be marvelous if you had more time in the day to accomplish all of your tasks so you could enjoy life more often? Procrastination is one major roadblock to completing tasks. About 20% of adults reported being chronic procrastinators, while 95% of people admit to being occasional procrastinators. The causes of procrastination are […]

  • Girl power = human power!

    I was proud to be a woman last Friday at the PA Governor’s Conference for Women. My junior writer and I were there critiquing résumés in the afternoon, but were invited to attend the rest of the day’s events, which included keynotes from Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton. If you weren’t one of the […]

  • My Labor Day of Labor – I’ve Come Clean

    No, I didn’t have another baby. I spent my holiday fighting dust balls and licking paper cuts. After 3 years of compiling papers and collecting nonsense in my office, I “clean sweeped” (I know it’s swept, but it doesn’t sound right in this context.) There were literally 60 lbs. of paper and other junk purged […]