Even Santa Claus Changed Careers

Even Santa Claus Changed Careers

“Mom, did you ever help Santa Claus find a job?” asks my daughter Emily who’s nine and knows I am a career coach. “Why?” I ask. “Well, because Santa Claus had a LOT of jobs! Before he was Santa Claus, he was a chimney sweeper, a mailman, a cook, a zoo keeper, and a...

Is Facebook Your Friend?

There is no doubt about it; social media is a part of our lives. It helps us connect and communicate. We use it to keep in touch with friends and family; to share information; to network; to job search; to learn. Recently, I have found it helpful in reconnecting with...

Landing a Federal Job

Within the next four years, one-third of all federal employees (nearly 1.9 million) will be eligible to retire. There are also new federal jobs being created as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Translation: tremendous opportunity for all job...

Are Job Boards Dying?

In a previous post, I spoke of the importance of building your brand. Building your personal brand is extremely important when networking because you want to make yourself easily recognizable to those you are trying to attract. This is particularly important when...