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How Long Do Professional Development Goals Take?

By | 2017-05-06T22:58:04+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search|

Dear Coach Wolfgang, How long does it take to reach professional development goals? Great question. Tough to answer. Let me answer your question by way of a story. . . Freak accident "I’m frustrated and impatient and am ready to get back to normal life, Doc!", I said. "It takes as long as it takes, [...]

4 Don’ts in Your Resignation Letter

By | 2017-04-26T02:38:05+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Job Search, Motivation|

Here's a piece by a client of mine who learned some lessons just as he was submitting his two-week notice resignation letter!  Remember, with a new job you are moving toward something, not running away from something. That is the mindset to write your resignation letter. -Coach Wolfgang Recently, I turned in my two weeks [...]

Framework for Your Job Search in Austin

By | 2017-04-26T15:35:34+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Job Search|

Pleased to present a guest blog from Sydney Frazer, Partnerships Manager at Glassdoor. Bio below.– Coach Wolfgang Performing a job search involves in-depth research, an investment of time, and possibly some frustration. You should get an idea of what the local labor market and regional economy look like, from the unemployment rate to the cost [...]

I got laid off. . . and it was the best thing.

By | 2017-04-22T18:57:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Career Change, Job Search, Networking|

Guest blog from a client of mine who was laid off recently but stayed open-minded and found something wonderful! -Coach Wolfgang Experience, exposure, expertise. These are some of the benefits in joining a large, well-known company. Budgets, regions and rewards tend to be bigger than, say, those of a smaller company. Of course, with a [...]

11 Steps to a Positive Online Reputation with a LinkedIn Profile

By | 2017-04-26T15:35:38+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Job Search, Networking|

As you strive to improve your online reputation and boost your personal rankings in Google search results, one of the smartest things you can do is make use of the resources that are already at your immediate disposal. Don’t just focus on creating brand new sites and blogs that are linked to your name. Those [...]

When will corporations value my entrepreneurial skills?

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:02+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Career Change, Job Interview, Job Search|

Would love to get your comments below on this post from a client of mine. How can he use his entrepreneurial skills to land a corporate job that desires those skills? If you have some insight here, please share! - Coach Wolfgang I'm in the middle of a job search and working with Wolfgang Career [...]

Is Your Resume Holding You Back?

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:14+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Job Search, Resume|

Searching for a new job can be frustrating, especially when you are sending in your resume but not getting many call backs. Don't fret... test yourself! In other words, let's take an empirical approach to finding a solution. Here are four tactics for figuring out if your resume is holding you back: Establish a baseline [...]

Don’t forget to enjoy your career path

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:24+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Career Change, Job Search, Motivation|

“Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey.” - Michael Josephson This quote appeared on my calendar last month. I saw immediately how it applied to me, but also how it relates to the clients I work with. Hopefully it spoke [...]

Surviving a re-org: coping with a mass layoff

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:37+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Career Change, Job Search|

One of my hi-tech clients wanted to share his story of surviving both sides of a corporate reorganization. -Coach Wolfgang You're hearing rumors... the big layoff is coming. Will you be impacted? Will you stay or will you go? What's the severance package? You have so many questions... but they are just details. I think [...]

7 CV secrets every college senior needs to know

By | 2017-04-21T18:08:00+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Job Search, Resume|

This is a fantastic list of tips for recent grads to apply to their CV! Thanks to Kate Maurice for sharing. -Coach Wolfgang Teenage period and then studentship are the most challenging stages in our lives. Being a teenager, your main task is to study well and survive these years unscathed. Being a student, your [...]