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Juggling job offers

  Dear Coach Joan, I had an incredibly frustrating six month job search. I followed my wife to Sonoma County for her job opportunity but have had trouble securing a job here myself. Sometimes I'd be asked back for five interviews only to lose out to another candidate. Then I'd [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Job Search is a Numbers Game – Keep Going!

Dear Readers, I see a definite  pattern. Having coached hundreds of job searching clients for the last 10+ years I've observed a very distinct pattern. I'd  like to make you aware of  it because it could be preventing you from getting to your next great employment situation. When you make [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Tips for your Career Wisdom Book

A Career Wisdom Book? Yes, there is such a thing. I know, because I invented it! Having worked closely with hundreds of people, getting the inside scoop, and deep insights into many career paths and stories, I am here to report that everyone has good things and bad things happen [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Four ways to balance work and family better

  Dear Coach Joan, This should be one of the happiest times in my life but honestly, I am miserable. I started a new job when my wife was 6 months pregnant with our long-awaited first born. Two great things, or so it should have been. But it is now [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

4 ways to project more power at work

  Dear Coach Joan, I've been in my professional career in the same corporation for 10 years, since college graduation.  I have not been advancing as quickly as I believe my accomplishments and impact warrant. I am a petite woman and I feel that I am often not listened to or [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

3 success tips to launching your career after college

Dear Coach Joan, I'll be graduating from college later this year and I've already had several job rejections. I was even rejected from a low paying internship for which I was definitely qualified for. The career counselor at my college said that my resume and Linkedin profile look good, and [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Overwhelmed at work, please help

Dear Coach Joan, I should be delighted that my manager picked me to lead a major new project, but I am stressed out and feel like there are too many moving parts. I just don't have my arms around the project. I did put my hat in the ring for [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Accept a job offer when a better one might be coming?

  Dear Coach Joan, I just received an OK job offer, but I think I might be getting a better one soon. Should I accept this offer or wait for the better one? Best, Terry _________________ Dear Terry, This is a conundrum I have seen quite often as a career [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

So do people actually get jobs through LinkedIn?

Dear Coach Joan, Do I need to use LinkedIn for my job search? Will it really help? Does it make a difference? And if so, how do I go about creating an effective profile? Thank you, Will Dear Will, The answer is a resounding YES! Social media is now the [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

My new job is a nightmare! What should I do?

Dear Joan, After a six- month job search I finally landed the job of my dreams. Or so I thought. It truly is a bait and switch situation. The job is for a non-profit and I'm responsible for managing ten locations, each with its own local supervisor, supposedly. I did [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|0 Comments