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28 06, 2016

Get Hired in Houston With This Job Search Guide

By | June 28th, 2016|Career Change, Job Search|0 Comments

As the 4th largest city in the country, Houston offers a lot of opportunity. Good food, warm weather, wide open space and a very active employment landscape! Houston is known for the oil and gas industry and is home to the largest concentration of healthcare and research companies. Houston offers a wide range of top [...]

22 06, 2016

How to find the right job. Follow your passion.

By | June 22nd, 2016|Career Change, Motivation|0 Comments

Following your passion is a hard road. More than half the battle is finding out what the heck your passion really is! Sounds easy enough, and I've seen it so many times before, people feel they ought to 'know' what their passion is. But behind closed doors - trust me - the majority have no [...]

14 06, 2016

Is Your Job Search Taking Too Long?

By | June 14th, 2016|Career Change, Job Search|0 Comments

Some individuals seek out career coaching when the pain of their job (environment, lack of fit, etc.) is too much to bear. They are looking to get out of that job and want out as soon as possible. Oftentimes, these individuals ask, "How long will my job search take?"  My answer, as it is to [...]

8 06, 2016

I Used to Love My Job. How to Find a Job You Love.

By | June 8th, 2016|Career Change, Career Management|0 Comments

Falling out of love with your job happens over time. The key is to be actively managing your career. Yes, jobs change but more times than not, it's the changes that you experience that cause you to fall out of love with your job. As time rolls on it's important to assess how your life is [...]

24 05, 2016

Defeat Fear to Get the Career You Want

By | May 24th, 2016|Career Change, Motivation|0 Comments

Some people seem to be born ready to jump out of airplanes and live life on the edge. It's like they were made for it. Careers in investment banking or startups seem to fit these types of people. And then there are the rest of us... perfectly fine watching others make the mistakes, jump when [...]

14 05, 2016

Fire-walking Across Your Career Change

By | May 14th, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently attended a retreat that involved fire-walking – walking barefoot over hot coals. It was an exhilarating experience for her and we talked about it at length. During the course of the conversation, her description of fire-walking made me think of how it relates to a career change or job search. [...]

10 05, 2016

8 Tips for Testing Business Ideas With Surveys and Interviews

By | May 10th, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

Recently, we posted a blog about the narrow focus of a startup on four core business objectives. Whether you agree with that approach for a startup or not, there was a part that will always be true: startups need to confirm their assumptions about their new products and services. They do this by conducting a [...]

3 05, 2016

A Job (Does not Equal) a Career

By | May 3rd, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

Job and career... I hear many people use these two terms interchangeably. I believe sometimes they can overlap, but they remain quite distinct. The term 'job' was originated in middle England and wasn't used in everyday language until the 1900s. This makes sense given the industrial revolution where it created 'jobs' outside the home. These [...]

26 04, 2016

3 Ways to Build Your Career Confidence

By | April 26th, 2016|Performance|0 Comments

I listened to a professional basketball player in an interview recently.  After the game, he was asked this question: how do you keep your 'swag' in the game?  The answer, "swag is an attitude, whether you hit the net or miss, you walk away with a smile".  Swag brings energy and energy exudes confidence, trust, [...]

19 04, 2016

7 Things Millennials Should Know About Interviewing for a Job

By | April 19th, 2016|Job Interview, Networking|0 Comments

Thanks to Michael Klazema for his guest blog on millenials. A brief bio is below. – Amy Entering the job market straight out of college has rarely been easy, but millennials have a tougher time at it than any prior generation. Not only is the economy still recovering from a historical recession, but millennials are [...]