Prioritize Yourself and Get Unstuck!

I meet with a lot of people who are burnt out or trying to remove themselves from a toxic work environment. I want to remind you that while our jobs and careers are important, don’t forget to prioritize yourself and build activities into your routine that bring you joy and help you rest. For me, it’s coloring, going for walks, …

How to Negotiate Salary

Have you heard people tell you to “never take the first offer,” or “always negotiate your salary.” That’s great advice, but the bigger question is HOW? If you’re not sure where to start, I have a few ways you can approach it: Know the going rate for your position in your industry in your geographic area – the more you …

Dealing with Rejection

One of the things we don’t talk about enough is rejection. Whether it’s losing a job you thought you loved, or not landing that potential dream job, it’s never easy to accept. As you move through your career, you’ll face many setbacks, but one thing that can help you through it is having a clear vision of your long-term goal. …

Why You Should Regularly Update Your Resume

If you’re not currently job searching, what’s the point of keeping your resume up-to-date? I recommend revisiting your resume on a regular basis for a number of reasons: 1. Keep up with changing trends – What was once important may be a given these days – things such as proficiency with email, Office products, and typing are usually expected. 2. …

Stop Cheating on Your Future with Your Past

If you’ve recently left a toxic workplace or been laid off, it’s hard not to replay these moments repeatedly. Maybe you’re blaming an old boss, employee or even yourself for past mistakes. The first step towards the future is forgiving yourself (or others) and releasing the blame. You don’t want to bring that negativity into your job search and your …

5 Things To Do If You’ve Been Fired

If you find yourself on a performance improvement plan or can sense a firing coming, here are a few things to keep in mind as you walk into that meeting: Don’t take it personally – Getting fired can be emotional, but do your best to stay calm and detach yourself from the situation. Once they’ve said their piece, you can …

Setbacks Are Part of Growth

Setbacks are a normal part of growth. It’s in the discomfort that we find strength and grow. I’ve faced a number of uncomfortable situations in my career – in the moment I wished that I didn’t have to experience them, but each one taught me a valuable lesson and pushed me to the next level. Many clients come to me …

3 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Management

As we have all experienced at some point in our career, sometimes management training is sorely lacking. If you aren’t receiving good management training in your current position, or you’re looking to prepare yourself for future management roles, here are a few ways you can start the process on your own. 1. Develop a management style – The best managers are …

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Experiencing a layoff or getting fired can be a punch in the gut, especially if you didn’t see it coming. It is hard not to feel defeated and lose self-confidence. In many cases, it can take time to stop going over and over every detail in your head. While I believe that you can learn something about yourself from every …

What Questions Should You Ask in an Interview?

Have an interview coming up? Congratulations! You made it this far. In addition to prepping for answers to the questions they will ask you, you should be ready with questions for them. Almost every interview ends with, “what questions do you have for us?” This is still part of the interview and a prime opportunity to show that you’ve researched …