A Four-Week Guide to Updating Your Resume

Updating Your Resume

Updating your resume that hasn’t been touched for over a decade can seem like a daunting task. With this four-week guide, what once was an overwhelming task you’ve been putting off for years, is now a month away from being a resume you can be proud of. If it’s been a while since you last updated your resume, or you …

Job Search Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

Job Search Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore

Hindsight is 20/20. When you leave a toxic job, you can clearly see all the red flags that you either downplayed or ignored. It’s easy to replay those situations in your head and imagine what you would have done differently. As much as you may have learned and grown from the experience, your time is valuable. In the future, I …

When to Hire a Career Coach

When to Hire a Career Coach

One of the hardest things to do in any career, and in life, is to be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. Getting comfortable and understanding our weaknesses is the best way to face them. Identifying areas for growth and addressing them head-on is a great way to clear your path to success. In reality, owning up to …

Face the Fear and Change Your Career

Face the Fear and Change Your Career

Have you ever dreamed about making a career change and doing something completely different with your life? You’re not alone. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on employees, so much so that 50 percent of employees intend to make career changes as a result, according to a Catalyst-CNBC survey. Thirty-three percent are looking for a job in a …

Write a Cover Letter that Packs a Punch

Inigo Montoya

Do You Need a Cover Letter? Times have changed and much of the job application process is done online. If you’ve suffered through electronic application processes that have you enter every detail of your career history, you might think you don’t need a cover letter. But I’m here to tell you that the cover letter is just as important as …

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 …

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. …

Wednesday Wisdom: Dalai Lama

Burnout is a real thing. Many of the clients I work with find themselves on the other end of burnout and they don’t know how to get through it. That’s the rub – you can’t push through burnout – you have to take a step back, rest, and re-evaluate. If you are burnt out at work or burnt out from …

Happy 6th Birthday, Sheldrake Consulting!

Sheldrake Consulting turns 6 years old today! It’s also my son’s 13th birthday! I love that we share this special date. Six years ago, I picked my kids up from school, drove to the licensing agency, and filed paperwork to make it official. To say thanks, we’re offering 𝟲 𝗢𝗙𝗙 the Resume Writing Workbook AND the Jump Start your Search …

Tips for Mastering a Virtual Interview

Many companies aren’t inviting employees to the office yet. But that doesn’t mean that interviewing has stopped! If you’re preparing for a virtual interview, you should treat it the same as an in-person interview. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you should be casual. Unlike an in-person interview you have the advantage of being in a comfortable space and …