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Is Career Counseling Worth It?

Posted: January 19, 2019

Can talking to a career counselor really make a difference? Utilizing my services can involve a substantial outlay, and potential clients should definitely engage in a cost/benefit analysis.  But how to estimate the cost, and even harder, the value of the benefit? Your outlay will depend on a number of factors.  Most importantly, what are… Read More

The Power of Shoe Shifting

Posted: November 21, 2018

No, shoe shifting isn’t about selecting a different pair of footwear. It’s about the immeasurably valuable skill of being able to observe a situation from another’s perspective, detached at least to some degree from one’s own rational and emotional constructs. It’s a skill of particular value in a wide variety of situations related to career…. Read More

The Many Career-Oriented Benefits of Exercise

Posted: November 3, 2018

Exercise has been a part of my life, pretty much consistently, since my mid-teens. I’m lucky, because that habit has provided me with emotional and physical health benefits that are truly precious. But what if you’ve never been into exercise, or only intermittently or half-heartedly? I notice how often I recommend exercise in the context… Read More

MORE SELF AWARENESS WILL HELP LAND YOU A JOB!

Posted: October 14, 2018

The job search guidance that I give clients comes in many forms. It can be instructional, making them aware of resources and techniques which they didn’t know existed. It can be motivational, increasing the energy they are able to direct towards a goal. It can be definitional – reframing problems so that they may be… Read More

An Advantage of Not Knowing

Posted: September 24, 2018

Frequently clients who are exploring alternative career paths express the concern that because they have limited or no expertise in a field they’re contemplating that they won’t be able to land a job. Relatedly, I often hear worries from clients that they are generalists, “jacks of all trades, masters of none.” These are certainly legitimate… Read More

Answers to Four of the Most Frustrating Job Search Issues

Posted: September 3, 2018

1. “I’ve sent out dozens, if not hundreds of resumes and have only received acknowledgment from a handful of organizations to which I’ve applied. Why am I not hearing back from the vast majority? Should I follow up to make sure the resume was received?” If you are applying online (through an organization or job… Read More

Nine Signs Your Job May No Longer Be a Good Fit

Posted: August 6, 2018

I’m lifting this title from an article (actually an ad) in yesterday’s Washington Post (by Leigh Goessl) that I want to share. It lists seven signs of why your job may no longer be a good fit for you,  to which I am adding two more. Briefly summarized the seven are: Days are stressful –… Read More

What If I Don’t Know What I Want to Do?

Posted: July 14, 2018

  Do you live in DC? Are you looking to switch careers but don’t know what you’d like to switch? That’s the case for a majority of people who need a Career Counselor,(Jim Weinstein, Career Coach) to help with searching for guidance on how to transition. It poses not only the obvious, practical challenge of… Read More

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