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“I left my job after 20 years – How do I find a new one?”

Dear Coach Joan, I have accepted a separation package and will soon be leaving a company where I have worked for over 20 years. I am new to the job market in general, and to today's employment norms, in specific. Through my network of friends I've received some job leads but [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Getting Hired: Is Ageism Real?

Dear Coach Joan, I have found it impossible to obtain job offers. Upon reflection, given the training, additional education completed, good references, extensive life-experience, etc., that I offer, as an older person, the singular characteristic seeming to prevent being hired is ageism, which, of course is hard to actually confirm. [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|7 Comments

New career column: Tech engineer is dreaming of non-profit jobs

Hello, I’d like to introduce myself. I am Joan Tabb, the new Press Democrat career advice blogger. I am founder and principal of Great in 8 Coaching, now based here in Santa Rosa. My professional focus is on empowering people forward in their careers. I transitioned to this work after [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|1 Comment