| Job Search Guide - Relocation
by Torry Zupke and Cady Chesney - Sep, 2013
The job market is increasingly competitive, and not everyone is able to find a job in the area that they currently live in. We're with Torry Zupke, a practicing adult nurse practitioner at Mohave Mental Health Clinic, who recently relocated from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Kingman, Arizona for a new career. We'll talk about the relocation process from applying to jobs, interviewing, accepting the job, and the moving process. We'...
| Life vs. Work - Comforts of Home
by Jeanne Schwartz and Tim Muma - Sep, 2012
With all the advances in technology, working from home has become much more common in the 21st century. Large corporations, startups and local businesses have utilized the practice of allowing employees to complete some (if not all) of their work at home - provided they are actually productive. An Assurant executive states her positive reasons for allowing for work-at-home employees, while also pointing out its flaws. Life...
3 Ways to Plot a New Career Change
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Aug, 2015
Does the following sound like something you've said? I want to change jobs or industries but I don’t want to take a cut in pay. I want to move to a different part of the country – or world – but I refuse to pay for relocation. I want to improve my circumstances, but I don't want it to be uncomfortable, or hard. I know I'm smart, have proven myself and have a lot to offer, so changing my job, and my life, shouldn't be that d...
Embracing Good Fear When Making A Career Change
by Stacy Harshman - Jul, 2015
We usually think of fear as a negative emotion which should be managed and quieted; however, there are some positive aspects of fear to consider. Tara Mohr, author of the book Playing Big, writes about understanding fear in a whole new way. She draws from Rabbi Lew’s book, Be Still and Get Going, and explains that the Hebrew Bible uses two words to describe fear. One type of fear can be paralyzing, while the other type can be...
How to Keep Your Job Search Confidential
by Heather Krasna - Jul, 2015
As a career coach, I get this question often: how do I look for a new job without my current boss finding out? Here are some tips: 1. Lock down your LinkedIn profile. If you are connected to any of your co-workers or your boss, and are also aggressively updating your LinkedIn profile, someone might notice. To ensure your updates aren’t being broadcast to the universe, fix your privacy settings. Click on the tiny icon of you...
Prepared For A Job Change? 5 Strategies That Can Help
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
While the height of the financial crisis may be behind us, job layoffs are still making headlines these days. Companies including IBM, EBay, American Express, and Walmart have all had large-scale layoffs since the beginning of 2015. As the Greek philosopher Herclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” My question to you is, are you ready for it? Job security is an illusion in this day and age, and, as a...
How to Choose the Right Path to Success
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2015
How to Choose the Right Path to Success Life is filled with change. It is also filled with choice. Success is largely based on the choices we make when facing change. Many of the changes we face are not welcome and quite challenging, such as getting laid off; going through a restructuring; and doing more with less at work. And, many of us believe that if we worry enough, we can control the outcome. Well, we can’t. No o...
3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2014
Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about...
6 Rules to Consider Before Relocating for a Job
by Rachel Adler - Jan, 2014
You just got offered a great job, in a new city, new state, and far away from the life you currently live…so why would you relocate for it? Relocating is a lot like writing a research paper. Recently I relocated for a job and a lot of my friends and former colleagues thought I just packed up my nomadic lifestyle and decided to move. That is not what happened. I am a very organized individual and calculate my every move. My dec...
Do You Want To Work Internationally? 5 Tips To Succeed
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2013
What separates a domestic job search from an international one? Basically it’s understanding what employers are looking for when they hire for jobs overseas. Executives considering an international position need to think about their long-term career goals and determine if an international assignment would help them achieve those goals. Whether looking for a temporary overseas assignment with your current company or looking...
Fill ‘Er Up!
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2013
Keeping a full pipeline of job opportunities you are pursuing is one of the best ways to maintain a positive mental attitude, take away fear and worry, and avoid great discouragement in your job search! Too often, job seekers slow down their networking and hunting efforts once they are in process of being considered for a particular position. When that position never materializes, it can feel like a tremendous blow, especi...
Finding Yourself in Your Work or Losing Yourself in It? | Pursuing Growth
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2013
Work has a habit of revealing a lot about you. Coworkers watch what you do and then draw conclusions like you: Really know how to get stuff done the right way (or not) Are someone who should be promoted (or never allowed to supervise) Want to keep getting better (or only do enough to get by) You assess yourself too each time you cross a work hurdle, discovering that you: Take to new assignments with relative ease (or...
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