Can’t find any job openings? Write a marketing letter.

Can’t find any job openings? Write a marketing letter.

A lot of people looking for the next step in their career rely heavily on advertised openings and recruiters, but many jobs on the market are never made public. You lose a lot of the market if you wait to see what becomes available. Sending a marketing letter to the...
When it comes to cover letters and resumes, one size does not fit all

When it comes to cover letters and resumes, one size does not fit all

Last month, I discussed the importance of increasing your activity and setting reasonable stretch goals to get the results you want in your career transition journey. One of the essential activities of someone who is looking for the next step in their career is...
What to do when your career transition journey stalls out

What to do when your career transition journey stalls out

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that insanity is defined as “doing the same things and expecting different results.” It’s a common saying because we all know it to be true: if you keep repeating the same actions, you will get the same outcomes. It can be very...
Keep your career transition momentum going this summer

Keep your career transition momentum going this summer

In a typical year, I tell my clients to anticipate a slow-down in their career transition momentum during the summer months. But this year, this may not be the case. During the unpredictability of COVID, many professionals chose to stay in their current jobs, even if...
When reaching out to your network, focus on connection, not the “big ask”

When reaching out to your network, focus on connection, not the “big ask”

In the career transition journey, there are some things you can control and some things you can’t.  This is especially true when reaching out to people you’d like to connect with to expand your network. You can try to create touch points, but you can’t make them call...