The Surprising #1 Capability that College Grads Need to get a Job

Dear Readers, This is the time of year that recent college grads are scrambling to find a job. I often get asked what they can do to best prepare for the job market.   My recommendation is fairly unique. It is not the typical focus on problem solving skills, communication [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

How to live a creative life fueled by a practical career that brings home the bacon

Dear Readers, Lately I've been meeting some very creative, artistic people who have found a way to build a life with a sound financial foundation. Not easy. We all hear of the struggling artists, many of whom have day jobs that pay the bills, but are boring. But last week, [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Client Retention – Not Always Easy

Dear Coach Joan, I'm coming to the end of a 30 year account management career and need to transfer my clients to my partner or I lose out on my income payout for the next several years. The problem is that several clients are showing resistance to my  partner even [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

How to get a new job: 3 intriguing and inspiring networking stories

Dear Readers, In my  years of being a career coach I have always advocated for networking and spreading one's net as far and wide as possible. And sometimes this advice has really been taken to heart, and clients have been remarkably creative in their networking efforts. I wanted to share [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

4 Ways to Impress at the Interview

Dear Coach Joan, I will finally be having an in-person interview at the company I have wanted to work at for a long time. Naturally, I want to make a great impression and although I've done some research and planning, I'd like to know some best strategies for making a [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

4 ways to advance your career this summer

Dear Readers, As counter intuitive as it might sound, summer is a great time to add sizzle, not only to your barbecue, but to your career! Many people miss out on this fabulous season of opportunity because they think everyone is on vacation. Big mistake. Everyone is not on vacation, [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

QUIZ – 5 Easy Steps To Help Your Career Forward

  Dear Readers, On this Independence Day Holiday I am reflecting on the underlying strengths of our nation. Our country is built on the lofty values of liberty, justice and freedom. Based on those values, we united and fought hard to win our independence. It was our clear and unifying [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

5 Ways to Plan for Possible Lay-Off

Dear Coach Joan, I am filled with apprehension and fear. I am 58 years old and have been at the same corporation for 25 years as an attorney. I see colleagues the same age as I am being laid off and replaced with much younger candidates for much lower pay. [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The secret trick on how to ace the phone interview

Dear Readers More and more companies and recruiters are using phone interviews for initial candidate screening. They find it to be an effective and efficient strategy. This is now commonplace for positions ranging  from entry level to C-level executive. As such, it is imperative that you learn how to master the phone screening. The rules [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

3 success stories – how to survive the bad bosses

Dear Readers, My last article was about really bad bosses and how to cope with them. This time I want to share three success stories of clients who woke up to the reality of their wicked manager and pivoted wisely to a create a positive outcome. And they learned valuable  strategies; now a [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|0 Comments