Category Archives: Stories and Strategies

What’s On Your Summer Motivation List?

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?” – Winnie the Pooh Searching for a job in the summer may be tougher than searching for a job in Winter. … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Hazel Rowley

This weekend, I’m mourning the loss of a neighbor I never met. I may have shared an elevator with her at some point, but I don’t believe we ever spoke. I live in a 12 story building in New York. … Continue reading

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They’re Just Not Into Me…Or Are They?

One of the job seekers I know and think the world of applied for her dream job several months ago. Based on  the job description and what she could learn of the organization, it wasn’t only an ideal role from … Continue reading

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Steve Martin on How to Beat Writer’s Block

Ever had writer’s block when writing your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or a cover  letter? Do you know well what you’ve accomplished, but have trouble putting it to paper? A quick way to fix it is to borrow a strategy … Continue reading

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Lessons in Brevity from Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson held multiple positions during his life. He was a U.S. Minister to France, Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice President to John Adams, and was U.S. President for eight years. His tombstone, however, mentions none of these … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Bad Fit Blues

“Sign your name here. Now switch hands and do it again. Is it tougher the second time around? Yeah, I thought so….” I’m right-handed. I grew up sitting across the kitchen table from my left-handed sisters. Our seating arrangement prevented … Continue reading

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Hitting a Career Home Run: Are You Playing the Right Game?

I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, home of the University of South Carolina (USC) and the Fighting Gamecocks. My dad and two of my uncles have served on the faculty of the school, so that officially makes me a faculty … Continue reading

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“The Next Opportunity is the One You Create”

Like many of you, I love aphorisms and am a collector of quotes. Sometimes I stumble across a phrase, work very hard to commit it to memory, and then go on a mad dash across the internet to find it … Continue reading

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Working Wisdom from My Mothers

This Mother’s day, I honor my mom and stepmom by sharing the career strategies they’ve taught me: It’s never too late to try something new. My mom went back to grad school in her thirties, reinvented her career at 50 … Continue reading

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