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 …

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 …

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 …

Reduce Your Stress When Returning to Work

Does the thought of returning to work in person bring you stress and anxiety? We’ve been isolated and/or working from home for so long that it is difficult to think about going back. If the prospect of being in the office full time is daunting, here are a few things you can do to make the transition easier: 1. Do …

How to Work from Home and Maintain Your Health

Many of you are back to working from home…again. Maybe you love it. Maybe some of you are starting to get a little stir crazy. How do you stay healthy while stuck at home? Here are a few things I recommend: *Carve out a dedicated workspace – set up an official desk and video chat space where you can be …

How to Get Noticed for a Senior Role

Have you been applying for senior roles to no avail? Landing a senior role requires a different approach than you might be used to. There are a few things you can do to get noticed if you’re not seeing the results you think you should: 1. Focus on networking – If you’re only applying to senior roles on job boards, …

Don’t be Afraid to Fail

You’re being too hard on yourself. We all are too hard on ourselves. Failure is a part of life. We all make mistakes, stumble, and fall down. If you don’t make any mistakes, you will never grow and move forward. When learning to walk, how many times does a baby get back up again? It’s hard-wired into our genetics to …

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 …

Why You Should Hire a Resume Writer

Have you ever considered hiring a Resume Writer? How do you know if it’s the right move for you? Here are a few things to consider: A Resume Writer will write a unique resume, tailored to your specific industry, talents, and value. You’ll be working with someone committed to getting you results (i.e. interviews). By discussing your goals and objectives …

How to Network in a Pandemic

Networking is one of the best ways to find out about potential jobs before they’re posted and to get your foot in the door. But how do you network in the era of social distancing and quarantine? Here are a few tips: 1. Participate in online networking events – many professional organizations are hosting virtual events and courses. After you’ve …