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So far Joan Tabb has created 88 blog entries.

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

Profit and Non-Profit Sector- 3 Key Differences

Dear Joan, I've spent the last 15 years working in a management position  for a large corporation. My position came to an end six months ago when the company moved, and I opted not to leave the area. I anticipated a short job search period, but it has turned into [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Professional Associations: Why you should join one and how to get the most out of it

Dear Coach Joan, I have been working as a technical recruiter for high tech companies for the last two years. I had been doing well, and actually enjoyed the work very much, but unfortunately the small  recruiting consultancy I've been working for has closed.  I need to find new employment [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

3 Ways to Stand Out as a Job Seeker

Dear Readers, Getting to the job offer can be a very competitive process. You are often competing against other good candidates. To get the offer, you need to be the stand-out candidate. You need to be not just good or better but best! How do you separate yourself from the [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|1 Comment

Why knowing your natural work style will help you succeed in your job

Dear Readers, I find it so interesting to see the varied management styles that bring the best out of people. Some people flourish when they have a lot of structure and direction. Others do best when they are given a broad mission and left to design a full plan of [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Want to quit your job right now? Why you should wait

Dear Readers, I've had two clients this year who quit their jobs, feeling justified that the environment was so bad, and the boss so outrageously horrible that they just couldn't stay for one more day. In fact, one of them was asked to work in an area with toxic materials [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Top 3 Career Resolutions for 2018 – Get Moving Now!

Dear Coach Joan, I have been at the same job, in the same position, for three years. It's gotten too comfortable,and I'm getting bored. And this year has been a wash for me, like many of us in Sonoma County. Between complacency, perhaps laziness, and then the fire, I've gotten next [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|0 Comments