Career Wisdom

Five Rookie Mistakes to Avoid During Job Interviews

By Laura Deck A few weeks ago, I interviewed three candidates for a marketing specialist position at the Silicon Valley tech nonprofit where I work. The position was targeted at individuals who had acquired a few years of marketing experience since college graduation. I was expecting some basic marketing skills and a modest amount of [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Happiness Hacks to Reinvigorate Your Workday

Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace. A whopping 51% of American workers are actively looking for a new job or watching for new job openings. Many cite a work culture that is not inviting, stimulating, or designed to foster community amongst employees. Since the [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

How to Manage Stress in The Workplace

We often hear the word stress when someone talks about their work-life. What exactly do you think they are complaining about? What triggers stress at a workplace? Does everyone experience it? Did you know that during 2015/2016, there were about 488,000 cases of issues related to stress at the workplace and mental health in the [...]

By | March 18th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Eye Contact in the Career World: Where Are Yours Focused?

It’s often said that the eyes are “the windows to the soul,” and it makes sense considering that the way we make eye contact speaks volumes about how we feel about ourselves, and others. If you’re looking to improve your communication skills, I encourage you to pay attention to your eye contact – how you’re [...]

By | March 10th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Resilience: The Art of Getting Back On the Horse

I loved watching the Olympics in February. Having a front row seat and experiencing the thrill of victory and agony of defeat – with world-class skiers, skaters and bobsledders competing their hearts out – was awe-inspiring, to say the least. I must say, however, that as much as I’m amazed at Olympians’ laser-focused commitment to [...]

By | March 3rd, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

How My 10-year Vision Helped Me Design My Ultimate Career

Special thanks to Matthew Moheban for this guest blog post. He is the Co-Founder of Live220 and 220 Leadership, companies he started with his brother to help students and young professionals shatter their perceived limitations to create the life, career and relationships of their dreams. Long-term thinking prioritizes what matters Since I was in high school, I had [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Job Searching With Heart – Part II: Finding the Right Fit

Philosopher and theologian, Howard Thurman famously said: “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” In my blog post last week – “Job Searching With Heart: Part One,” Thurman’s inspiring quote served as a jumping off [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Job Searching With Heart: Tap Into What You Love – Part I

During this time of year when hearts abound in every bakery, big box store, and card shop, I send a wish that you’re following your own when it comes to your work. If you find yourself at a career crossroads – wondering about your next move – I offer up the words of author, philosopher [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Career Momentum: It’s Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Activating

So many of us have waited for the perfect job description to magically appear and make all of our career dreams come true.  Or, a perfectly balanced life with less stress, more time to exercise, well-behaved kids and the ideal life partner.  What are you waiting for? It’s time to stop wishing for great things [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Career Advice: 7 Tips for Getting Noticed at Work

Through my coaching practice and travels, I’ve met a number of women who’ve shared that they prefer to avoid the spotlight at work. When I’ve inquired as to why, some say they don’t want to seem like they’re “playing the political game,” or coming across as “too pushy.” Others say they don’t want to be [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|