4 Spiritual Truths to Fight the Fear of Failure

Fight 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 …

5 Work-Life Balance Tips

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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 …

Why Should Young Adults Volunteer – 5 Reasons

Young Adults Volunteering

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 …

12 Easy Tips to Master Time Management

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Networking Do’s and Don’ts

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 …

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 …

5 Tips to Stay Productive When Working from Home

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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 …

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 anyone understood trying times, it was Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the most influential and effective leaders in history, his words having been recorded throughout the world and are often consulted on matters of justice, freedom, and activism. But today, we are …

WorkFaith Graduate Finds A Job in One Month

WorkFaith graduate Shareen spent a year with no success in her job search. But one month after graduating from the WorkFaith Job Search Accelerator program, she landed her dream job. Read on for her story. Shareen, a recent WorkFaith graduate, had several difficult years before we met her. She suddenly became ill and was let go from her job at …

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 …

How to Persevere When You Feel Like Giving Up

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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 …

Collaboration: A Tool for Growth and Success

collaboration

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 …

Walking by Faith in the New Year

The New Year is almost upon us. That means 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. …

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 …

5 Ways to Manage Your Time in a Busy Season

This busy year has helped us refocus on so many things. 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 …

Networking During the Christmas Holiday Season

Networking during the holidays 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 …