Career Advice

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November 11, 2021

Fight Fear of Failure with 4 Spiritual Truths

Fight the fear of failure: I used to think as a young graduate student that earning a Ph.D. would make me feel confident in myself and my abilities. It has in some ways, but in other ways I fear career failure now as I enter the final year of my degree just as much as when I began. I worry
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October 28, 2021

5 Work-Life Balance Tips

The five work/life balance tips when you wear many hats are like great tight rope balancing acts my family and I enjoy watching on America’s Got Talent. Watching the great concentration and pure agony on the brave performer’s face as they focus on not slipping is both terrifying and oddly entertaining. I know the performer has spent countless hours training
August 30, 2021

Why Should Young Adults Volunteer – 5 Reasons

Volunteering is the one activity universities and employers want to see on your resume. Surprisingly, it is often an afterthought and overlooked. A 2016 study by Deloitte revealed that employers are 82% more likely to choose candidates with volunteering experience. In addition, 85% are more willing to overlook resume pitfalls if the candidate is involved in community service. The employers surveyed
July 13, 2021

Time Management: 12 Easy Tips to Master

How do you even begin? Think about what you can do with time management in 5 seconds? How about 10 seconds? What about in a minute? Imagine what 30 minutes, or an hour looks like? First, know your abilities and limitations. This will help you plan how long you need to spend on your tasks for work and home life.
May 11, 2021

4 Simple Strategies for Single Moms to Manage Stress During a Job Search

The alarm clock buzzes and wakes you from a sweet, deep sleep.  You open your eyes and tell yourself, “It’s another school day – let’s go!” and you get up to start the grind once again.  You wake up the kids, and then you stagger to the kitchen to fix their breakfast while you simultaneously pack their lunches.  Next, you
February 15, 2021

The Power of a Made-Up Mind

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 In my role as a career coach, I coach many job seekers and there is one quality that seems to determine their success more than all other personal qualities combined. 
February 11, 2021

7 Virtual Interview Tips that Will Land You the Job

With so many companies and job seekers following virus safety protocols, virtual job interviews are on the rise. A virtual interview is an interview conducted by remote means where the interviewer and interviewee can see and talk to each other with video and audio. Virtual interviews may be done using various software programs and in a format similar to in-person
February 8, 2021

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude During Your Job Search

You are looking at an offer letter for your next job.  Everything looks great, and you reach for the pen to sign it, and then WHAM!  You wake up!  Maybe you’re at the point in your job search where you’re doubting if this dream will ever become a reality.    Most job seekers will agree without hesitation that looking for
February 1, 2021

Why Inclusion is so Important in the Workplace

Typically, you will hear the words “diversity” and “inclusion” used together like they are married but respectfully, they are two different things. In my opinion, an organization should have a clear and separate plan of action on how to achieve both things. Diversity should look beyond the usual demographic measurements of race, gender and age and include varying thoughts, perspectives,
January 28, 2021

5 Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Did you know that you have a network? You do. Everyone does. Your network is basically everyone that you know. And the process of engaging with the people in your network in an intentional and strategic way has a name as well. That is called “networking.” If you are engaged in job search at the moment, or if you expect
January 26, 2021

6 Reasons Why You Need a Career Coach

A mentor is another name for a career coach. 76% of people think mentors are important, but only 37% have one. [1]  That is a startling and important statistic.  If so many people understand the importance of having experienced individuals guiding their career choices, why aren’t more people seeking out mentorships?  Let’s explore some of the reasons why having a
January 25, 2021

5 Tips for Being Productive While Working from Home

With the ever-changing fast pace of the world and the work environment, people now have the opportunity to work from home.  Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a whole host of reasons why one might choose to work from home.  It can be because there are better financial opportunities for people to work from home. It could also mean
January 18, 2021

3 Powerful Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King that Will Inspire Your Career

If you have heard it once, you have heard it a hundred times – 2020 was unprecedented. Now add in job search and career upheaval, and you have a partial list of the unwanted circumstances that have been a large part of our lives over the last 12 months, though it seems like so much longer. With that said, we
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January 14, 2021

Interview with a WorkFaith Graduate

I interviewed Shareen about her job search experience and how participating in the WorkFaith program helped her get her dream job. Read on to hear her story. Shareen had several difficult years.  She suddenly became ill and was let go from her job at a large prestigious company.  Then, after she recovered, she went to Panama City to care for
January 11, 2021

Keys to Effective Customer Service

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10.            Effective customer service is essential in all aspects of life. In a professional arena, whether you are in sales, accounting, or a senior-level executive, every person has a responsibility to the customers they serve. Customers come
January 7, 2021

When you Feel Like Giving Up…Don’t!

Many of you reading this are involved in a job search or career transition of some kind. A job search is hard work. It takes preparation, stamina, a great deal of effort – and perhaps most of all, perseverance. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines perseverance as a “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” Does
January 4, 2021

How to use Collaboration as a Tool for Growth and Success

Most talented business owners agree that collaboration consistently provides greater accomplishment when it works.  A combination of the mind, great attitude, and aptitude together with capacity and intelligence can solve complex problems and achieve amazing results. But in spite of all of that, people are hesitant to engage in the process, and that is understandable for many people, you and
December 28, 2020

Walking by Faith in the New Year

We are approaching the finish line of one of the weirdest and most difficult years most of us have ever experienced. In a few days, you will step across the threshold into a new year. You may be in the midst of a job search or perhaps planning to launch one. Of course, you don’t know exactly what the future
December 21, 2020

How to Add a Personal Touch to your Interview

Making a personal connection is paramount to a successful job interview. While some professions require plenty of interpersonal skills to be successful, some do not. So why does it matter if we make a connection with the interviewer? Well, if you’re sitting in the interview room, they likely already have an idea that you have the requisite skills and experience
December 17, 2020

5 Ways to Manage Your Time in a Busy Season

This year has helped us refocus on so many thins. And for those of us with multiple responsibilities (i.e., work, home school, co-parenting, etc.), we have really been thrown into the fire. Restructuring our lives to help manage all of these areas has been the key to survival, and one of the main ways to be successful is good time
December 14, 2020

Networking During the Christmas Holiday Season

Networking sounds like a lot of work. New people to meet. Old connections to refresh. But what if it isn’t work, but instead doing what God has already called us to do? To “be in community”. The Bible speaks of community at length (1 John 1:7, Gal. 6:2, Prov 27:17, Rom 1:11-2) both for spiritual and practical purposes. During the