DON’T WORRY: EVERYONE GOES THROUGH THE JOB SEARCH BLUES

I regularly receive messages from job seekers who are feeling beat down by the job seeking process.     Recently one commented, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, but […]

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started …

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started … My old Dad used to say “the hardest part about painting is getting started”… well he was certainly right about that … In fact, it’s probably true of starting just about anything worthwhile.  So, if you are like most people who have had to start looking for a […]

If the horse you’re riding dies, it’s probably a good time to dismount!

Signs that it’s time to try something new … If on Sunday evening, you begin to feel queasy, either because you dread Monday mornings or you no longer feel challenged in your job, it may be time to look for a new one. Many people feel indifferent about their jobs     , but when is it time […]

IS IRONY THE OPPOSITE OF WRINKLY?

The irony of job search advice: There’s so much out there you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another. Yet, at the same time, there’s SO much available (some inevitably contradicts other advice you’ll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. This is, in fact, very likely […]

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB WHILE KEEPING A LOW PROFILE …

Beginning the search for a new municipal job while you’re still working at your current town or city can be a bit problematic, to say the least! Showing up to work in a suit on a casual Friday; printing out resumes on your office printer; mysteriously excusing yourself to take personal calls, etc. It all […]

Summer’s Here – Time to Update That Resume

Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Here are some ideas to help guide you. Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Here are some ideas to help guide you. Now is a great time […]

Harvesting the Fruits of your Summer Internship

Too busy during the school year to take on an internship? Then summer internships are perfect for you! During the summer, with classes out of the way, you’ll be able to commit fully to an internship and really appreciate all the benefits it has to offer. And luckily, summer internships are copious, so no matter […]