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Coping with Job Loss During the Holidays

By Noelle | November 23, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Losing a job can be difficult any time of year but job loss around the holidays can be even more difficult. There are a number of seasonal and personal factors that come into play with a holiday job loss. Should you move forward and jump back into the job search during the holiday …

8 Tips for a Successful Military to Civilian Career Transition

By Bridget White-Castells | November 11, 2015

Updated: December 2020 As you near your military separation, you will probably have many questions. The military to civilian transition can be a big change for most. The good news is that it has never been a better time to be a veteran. Companies are actively searching for vets because the vast majority turn out …


Discovering Your Dream Job: 6 Tools I Love

By Noelle | October 19, 2015

For the most recent version, including Noelle’s new favorite tools, visit this page.  A major part of any successful job search is knowing what you’re going after and channeling all energy & resources accordingly. However this can sometimes be the most challenging part of the job search if you’re one of those people who is …

Returning to the Workforce: Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms Starting the Job Search

Tips for Stay at Home Moms Returning to Work

By Sarah E. Williams | October 12, 2015

Updated: December 2020 Transitioning from “Stay at Home Mom” to working professional can be an overwhelming thought. The job search is challenging enough without fear of resume gaps and questions around whether or not to mention your current stint caring for children. Even though workforce reentry can be challenging, it’s not impossible. In this blog …

Finding  Your Life's Purpose [3 Steps]

3 Simple Steps for Finding Your Life’s Purpose

By Sarah E. Williams | October 5, 2015

Finding your life’s purpose is such a popular topic with much debate around it. There are many lectures and books written around this because humans deeply desire to feel important and have a reason for living. I went through this process of searching in my mid-twenties and my life had so much more fulfillment when …


How to Figure Out Your Dream Job

By Noelle | September 30, 2015

Updated: February 2021 What do you want to be when you grow up? For those lucky enough to know their life’s purpose, this is an easy question to answer. However for others, not-so-sure about where they fit in the career world, this is a challenge that lasts years – sometimes longer. I’ll be the first …


How to Deal with Job Loss: 6 Practical Tips for Picking Up the Pieces & Moving Forward

By Sarah E. Williams | September 21, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Job loss is devastating for most people. It’s a lot to digest on top of the fears around unemployment and finding a new job. In this blog post we will share 6 practical tips for picking up the pieces and moving forward towards landing a new job. I was recently working with …


3 Lessons for Women in the Workplace

By Sarah E. Williams | August 27, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Navigating the workplace as a woman isn’t always straightforward. In this blog post I will share some lessons we’ve learned from being a women in the workplace and how they can help to serve your career. “Hindsight is 20/20” is a total understatement.  How many times have you looked back on life …

How to Create Your Defining Moment

How to Create Your Defining Moment

By Noelle | July 8, 2015

The other day I was digging through some old pics for my job search training presentations when I came across this oldie but goodie of my MBA graduation day 5 years ago. It brought back sooooooooo many memories and also a huge feeling of gratitude for getting through what was a really tough period in my life and …


Top Career Change Challenges & Remedies for Overcoming Them

By Noelle | April 30, 2015

Changing careers can be grueling. In addition to figuring out where you fit, you also have to convince others that you can make the change. This leads to loss in confidence, decreased self-worth, and lack of motivation in addition to other setbacks. But there is hope! In this blog post, we will identify your biggest …

10 Tips to Turn Your Volunteer Work Into a Paying Job

By Noelle | April 23, 2015

Working as a volunteer, during times of unemployment is a proven job search strategy. It makes you an insider and creates the potential for landing paid employment with your volunteer organization. In this post, we’ll share 10 tips for leveraging volunteerism to create a paid job opportunity. Why Volunteering is a Great Strategy for Your Job …


22 Transferable Skills & Resume Gap Fillers to Gain from Volunteering

By Noelle | April 16, 2015

Updated: November 2020 Volunteer experience can be invaluable for your resume especially if you are changing careers, re-entering the workforce, or building your dream career path. In this post, we’ll explain the benefit of volunteer experience for your resume strategy, share 22 strong transferable skills keywords that will make your resume more attractive, and show …