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November 11, 2021

4 Spiritual Truths to 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 I still fight the fear of failure. Even as I’m entering the final year of my degree program, I worry I will not be able to find a job I like or that I’ll fail
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October 28, 2021

5 Work-Life Balance Tips

The five work/life balance tips I share below are a lot like the great tightrope balancing acts my family and I enjoy watching on America’s Got Talent. Watching the intense concentration and pure agony on the performer’s face as they focus on not slipping is both terrifying and oddly entertaining. I know the brave 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

12 Easy Tips to Master Time Management

These 12 easy tips to master time management will make your productivity soar. Imagine what your workday could look like if your optimized your time for the best productivity. Think about what you could do when you manage even one minute better. What about 30 minutes? What about an hour? The following 12 tips, simple as they are, will help
May 11, 2021

4 Strategies for Single Moms to Manage Stress

With these four strategies for single moms to manage stress, stress levels will stay low while looking for a job. What does it look like for single moms to manage stress? Maybe something like this: 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!”. 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 advantage that seems to determine their success more than all others combined: the power
February 11, 2021

7 Virtual Interview Tips to Help Land You the Job

These 7 virtual interview tips will help land you the job in no time. With so many companies and job seekers following virus safety protocols, virtual job interviews are on the rise. Here are 7 virtual interview tips to consider to help you navigate your next remote interview: 1. Test Your Technology While technology advancements allow employers and potential employees
February 8, 2021

How to Stay Positive During Your Job Search

You are looking at an offer letter for your next job. When everything looks great, 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 agree without hesitation that looking for a job is like
February 1, 2021

Inclusion in the Workplace: Why Is It Important?

Inclusion in the workplace is important for any organization. But why? In part, a diverse cross-section of viewpoints, value systems, and backgrounds helps able expand your reach in the marketplace. Typically, you hear the words “diversity” and “inclusion” used interchangeably, but they are two different things. In my opinion, an organization should have a clear and separate plan of action
January 28, 2021

5 Networking Do’s and Don’ts

These networking do’s and don’ts will help you build better relationships in no time. Did you know you have a network? You do! Everyone does. Your network is everyone you know. And the process of engaging with the people in your network intentionally and strategically is called networking. If you are engaged in job search at the moment, or if
January 26, 2021

6 Reasons Why You Need A Career Coach

Have you ever considered the reasons why you need a career coach? Amazingly, 76% of people think mentors are important, but only 37% have one, according to Forbes Magazine. If so many people understand the importance of experienced individuals guiding their career choices, why aren’t more seeking out mentorships? With over 30 years of human resources experience in a variety
January 25, 2021

5 Tips to Stay Productive When Working from Home

Many people are now working from home after COVID-19 impacted the ever-changing pace of the world. Doing so comes with its perks and challenges, but I believe that working from home is a game-changer if approached strategically. When it comes to working from home, there are countless growth opportunities for individuals and companies alike. If you are planning to work from home
January 18, 2021

3 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Inspire Your Career

These three Martin Luther King Jr. quotes are a source of light in these trying times. 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
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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 her
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 in
January 7, 2021

How to Persevere When You Feel Like Giving Up

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines perseverance as a “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” Many of you reading this are involved in a job search or career transition of some kind. That takes hard work! It takes preparation, stamina, a great deal of effort – and perhaps most of all, perseverance. Sometimes, you don’t
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